W/ INT. AMENDMENT 1
9 August 2006
USED IN LIEU OF
25 August 1993
ENAMEL, EMULSION TYPE, FOR SHIPBOARD USE
This specification is approved for use by the Naval Sea Systems Command, Department of the Navy, and is
available for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense.
1.1. Scope. This specification covers the requirements of (95 percent acrylic) water based emulsion (latex),
enamels primarily for use on primed metal surfaces. The enamel shall be volatile organic content (VOC) compliant
and shall be supplied in a variety of colors. (See 6.2 and 6.5) for shipboard use.
1.2. Classification. Enamel covered by this specification is of the following types and classes as specified
1.2.1. Types. The types of enamel shall be designated by "Type I" or "Type II" as follows;
Air-drying, acrylic emulsion type with a VOC not greater than 340 g/L
Air-drying, acrylic emulsion type with a VOC not greater than 250 g/L
1.2.2. Classes. The classes of the enamel shall be one of the following;
High gloss, 85 percent minimum.
Medium gloss, 45 to 60 percent.
Low gloss, 15 to 20 percent
Flat gloss, 5 to 15 percent
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Command, ATTN: SEA 05Q, 1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, SE, Stop 5160, Washington Navy Yard DC 20376-5160
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