10.6. Other General Information

10.6.1. When welded surfaces are to be painted, what considerations are required?

Some by-products of welding may be detrimental to paint performance and should be removed or neutralized prior to painting. Slag, chemical residue, and spatter compounds other than weld metal that are determined to be incompatible with the coating system should be removed or neutralized. Compatible residue, spatter compounds, and spattered weld metal that cannot be removed by hand scraping need not be removed provided that it is not detrimental to the performance of the structure or paint system.

last modified 18 September 2002