Ppg Proluxe Product Knowledge Quiz

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Ppg Proluxe Product Knowledge Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Please complete the following questions to the best of your ability using the PPG PROLUXE University document as an information source. A passing score of 95% is required to be listed on the PPG PROLUXE website. You will be able to take the test again.
  • 2. 
    Bare, uncoated, vertical wood (such as siding) will lose 50% of its ability to hold a coating after how many weeks of UV exposure?
    • A. 

      1 day

    • B. 

      2 weeks

    • C. 

      4 weeks

    • D. 

      Never

  • 3. 
    Mildew can grow on wood or the surface of a coating when the following conditions are present:
    • A. 

      80% relative humidity or above

    • B. 

      70º F (21º C) temperature or above

    • C. 

      21% moisture content of the wood

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The inability of a coating to penetrate into the wood can be caused by:
    • A. 

      Mill Glaze

    • B. 

      Weathering

    • C. 

      Sun damage

    • D. 

      Moisture content below 18%

  • 5. 
    Which of the following cleaning solutions does the PPG PROLUXE brand recommend prior to application of its products?
    • A. 

      1 qt. hydrochloric acid, 4 oz. bleach, 3 qts ammonia

    • B. 

      Water and dish soap

    • C. 

      4 oz. TSP, 1 qt. household bleach, 3 qts. of water or OLYMPIC Premium Deck Cleaner

    • D. 

      Bleach alone

  • 6. 
    What final step should be taken to remove oil and resins on the surface prior to coating hardwoods such as ipe or teak?
    • A. 

      Wipe with lacquer thinner, or acetone

    • B. 

      Wipe with mineral spirits

    • C. 

      Hot water rinse

    • D. 

      Cold water rinse

  • 7. 
    It is important to have a permeable or breathable coating so:
    • A. 

      Moisture can escape out of the wood as a vapor

    • B. 

      It protects against UV rays

    • C. 

      It allows for below freezing applications

    • D. 

      It allows you to apply the coating in the rain

  • 8. 
    Which PPG PROLUXE system will provide you with the best UV protection on siding?
    • A. 

      3 coats Cetol 1 RE

    • B. 

      1 coat Cetol SRD

    • C. 

      2 coats Cetol 1 RE and 1 coat Cetol 23 Plus RE

    • D. 

      1 coat Cetol 1 RE and 2 coats Cetol 23 Plus RE or 2 coats Cetol Log & Siding

  • 9. 
    Which of the following product applications would be recommended for use on fences and garden furniture?
    • A. 

      3 coats Cetol Maintenance

    • B. 

      3 coats Cetol SRD

    • C. 

      2 coats Cetol DEK Finish

    • D. 

      2 coats Cetol 1 RE

  • 10. 
    How often is a maintenance coat necessary for southern exposed siding coated with either the Cetol Log & Siding or Cetol 1 RE and Cetol 23 Plus RE systems?
    • A. 

      2-3 Years

    • B. 

      3-4 Years

    • C. 

      5-7 Years

    • D. 

      8-10 Years

  • 11. 
    The best system for doors and windows, especially where they receive full southern UV exposure is:
    • A. 

      1 coat Cetol SRD

    • B. 

      3 coats Cetol Door & Window clear

    • C. 

      3 coats Cetol Door & Window ready mix color

    • D. 

      1 coat Cetol Door & Window ready mix and 2 coats Cetol Door & Window Clear

  • 12. 
    PPG PROLUXE Cetol Maintenance product may be applied over:
    • A. 

      Existing Cetol Log & Siding system or Cetol 23 Plus system

    • B. 

      Existing Cetol Door & Window or Cetol DEK Finish

    • C. 

      Cetol SRD when it is used for siding

    • D. 

      Rubbol Solid Stain

  • 13. 
    Which PPG PROLUXE transparent product can be used on both siding and decking surfaces?
    • A. 

      Cetol DEK Finish

    • B. 

      Cetol Door & Window

    • C. 

      Cetol SRD

    • D. 

      Cetol 1

  • 14. 
    All of the PPG ProLuxe transparent products provide protection for wood due to which of the following:
    • A. 

      The use of finely ground iron oxide pigments for UV protection

    • B. 

      The use of a high quality proprietary resin that provides excellent durability

    • C. 

      Formulating that provides good durability with excellent permeability (breathability)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    A hardwood deck that has been treated with PPG PROLUXE Cetol DEK finish should be cleaned and recoated every:
    • A. 

      8 months

    • B. 

      12 months

    • C. 

      18 months

    • D. 

      2 years

  • 16. 
    Under normal weathering conditions, how often should RUBBOL Solid Stain be applied to siding?
    • A. 

      2-3 Years

    • B. 

      5-8 Years

    • C. 

      10 Years

    • D. 

      25 Years

  • 17. 
    What is the wait time between coats of Cetol 1 RE and Cetol 23 Plus RE products?
    • A. 

      4 hours

    • B. 

      12 Hours

    • C. 

      24 Hours

    • D. 

      48 Hours

  • 18. 
    Cetol UV interior finish was developed to retard yellowing, but maintain a natural appearance and sheen for which of the following surfaces:
    • A. 

      Light colored woods

    • B. 

      Dark colored woods

    • C. 

      Kitchen Cabinets

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    PPG PROLUXE SRD Semi-Transparent stain can be applied by which of the following methods:
    • A. 

      Nylon Brush

    • B. 

      Airless Sprayer

    • C. 

      Roller

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    When using the PPG ProLuxe Cetol DEK Finish system for decks, which rules apply?
    • A. 

      The deck surface should have 2 feet or more clearance from the ground

    • B. 

      The wood must be coated on all six sides

    • C. 

      Preparation must include mechanical sanding with 60 to 80 grit sandpaper

    • D. 

      All of the above