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VOC content limits for regulated architectural paints

VOC Content Limits (expressed as grams of VOC per litre of coating in a ready to use condition unless otherwise specified) and Effective Dates for Regulated Architectural Paints

 

Regulated Architectural Paints

Maximum Limits of VOC Content and Effective Dates

1 Jan 2008

1 Jan 2009

1 Jan 2010

1

Aluminium roof coatings

250

-

-

2

Below-ground wood preservatives

350

-

-

3

Bond breakers

350

-

-

4

Clear brushing lacquers

650

-

-

5

Clear wood finishes (sanding sealers)

150

-

-

6

Concrete-curing compounds

350

-

-

7

Dry-fog coatings

400

-

-

8

Fire-proofing exterior coatings

350

-

-

9

Graphic arts (sign) coatings

500

-

-

10

Interior stains

250

-

-

11

Magnesite cement coatings

450

-

-

12

Mastic coatings

300

-

-

13

Other architectural coatings

250

-

-

14

Pigmented lacquers

275

-

-

15

Recycled coatings

250

-

-

16

Roof coatings (exposed)

50

-

-

17

Roof coatings (non-exposed)

250

-

-

18

Shellacs (clear)

730

-

-

19

Shellacs (pigmented)

550

-

-

20

Specialty primers

350

-

-

21

Stains

100

-

-

22

Swimming pool repair coatings

340

-

-

23

Swimming pool coatings (other)

340

-

-

24

Waterproofing concrete or masonry sealers

400

-

-

25

Wood preservatives (other)

350

-

-

26

Fire-retardant coatings (clear)

-

650

-

27

Flat coatings

-

50

-

28

Granite look-a-like coatings or textured undercoaters

-

100

-

29

Japans or faux finishing coatings

-

350

-

30

Multi-colour coatings

-

250

-

31

Non-flat coatings

-

150

-

32

Roof primers (bituminous)

-

350

-

33

Clear wood finishes (lacquers)

-

-

550

34

Clear wood finishes (varnishes)

-

-

150

35

Extreme high-gloss coatings for metal

-

-

420

36

Fire-retardant coatings (pigmented)

-

-

350

37

Floor coatings

-

-

250

38

High-temperature industrial maintenance coatings

-

-

420

39

Industrial maintenance coatings

-

-

250

40

Metallic pigmented coatings

-

-

500

41

Pre-treatment coatings for metal

-

-

420

42

Pre-treatment wash primers

-

-

420

43

Primers, sealers and undercoaters

-

-

200

44

Quick-dry enamels

-

-

250

45

Quick-dry primers, sealers and undercoaters

-

-

200

46

Rust preventative coatings

-

-

400

47

Superior durability solvent-borne coatings for metal

-

-

420

48

Traffic coatings

-

-

150

49

Waterproofing sealers

-

-

250

50

Zinc-rich industrial maintenance primers

-

-

250

51

Low-solids coatings

-

-

120 g/L of material

 

 

User review date: 
Thursday, 28 December, 2017