Protective Coatings Application - Unit 3.4.3: Solvent Cleaning

Objective: To understand when and how to use solvent as a method of surface cleaning.

  • The process is not considered a method of surface preparation.
  • The process is a pre-surface preparation technique.
  • The process has reduced in use due to health concerns.
  • The process is generally only conducted on small areas.
  • The only standard available is SSPC SP 1 Solvent Cleaning.