GS-11 Paints, Coatings, Stains, and Sealers  


Edition 4.0

This standard establishes environmental, health, and performance requirements for certain architectural coatings that are intended to be applied on-site, and for stains, finishes, and sealers. The standard covers the following product categories for interior and exterior architectural use:

  • Wall and ceiling coatings, including paints and reflective wall coatings
  • Anti-corrosive coatings, including rust-preventative coatings
  • Floor paints
  • Primers (undercoats)
  • Stains
  • Finishes
  • Sealers, including concrete and masonry sealers
  • Floor Coatings
  • Fire resistive coatings
  • Reflective roof coatings

The standard includes products intended to be applied to wallboard, tile, metal, wood, composite wood, concrete, stone, masonry, and terrazzo substrates, as well as other architectural substrates. Also included are stains, finishes, and sealers generally applied to non-architectural metal and wood substrates.

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