Deck Coatings

The SWR Institute Deck Coating Program was established to validate the published test results of the various deck coating products on the market. The intent of the program is to provide specifiers and end-users of deck coating products an unbiased method to judge whether deck coating products will perform at the levels of the manufacturer's published data sheet for that particular product.

Performance Properties Profile

Validation of the SWR Institute Performance Properties Profile shall include the following tests:

►ASTM D 412 - Tensile Strength of Top Coat
►ASTM D 4541 - Adhesion of Base Coat
►ASTM D 4060 - Abrasion Resistance of Top Coat

Note: All ASTM tests performed shall be of the latest or current edition.

Deck Coating color for testing shall be selected from Manufacturer’s standard color chart.
Test to stated capabilities published on the Manufacturer’s technical data sheets.

Validation shall remain in effect for five years from the date of the validation testing. In the event the product is re-formulated by the manufacturer, the product must be re-tested and re-validated. Upon expiration of the validated product, it must be re-submitted for testing even if no changes have been made to the product.