Blue stain resistance of exterior wood coatings as a function of their typology
J Van Acker, M Stevens, C Brauwers, V Rijckaert, E Mol
Paints and wood stains were evaluated on their blue stain resistance using both EN 152 method and the reverse method. The typology of these exterior coatings was varied including standard and high solid solvent-borne coatings as well as different types of waterborne coatings. For the water-borne acrylic, alkyd based and hybrid coatings both applied as opaque primer paints and as decorative wood stains a range of synthetic resins were used.
Though some components like dryers or bactericides are present in a number of formulations examined, a clear tendency of dependence of blue stain resistance on the typology of the coating seems obvious when evaluating blue stain development in an early stage. Longer exposures to test fungi fade away the effect of resin and indicate the role of a chemical protection of the coating.
Keywords: BLUE STAIN; EXTERIOR WOOD COATINGS; TEST METHODOLOGY
Conference: 98-06-14/19 Maastricht, The Low Countries