Protective Coatings Application: Solvent Cleaning

Objective: To recognize when and how to use solvent as a method of surface cleaning for removing visible contaminants.

  • The process is not considered a method of surface preparation.
  • The process is a pre-cleaning technique.
  • The use of organic solvents has been reduced due to health concerns.
  • Organic solvents are generally only used on small areas.
  • SSPC-SP 1 Solvent Cleaning is a requirement of all SSPC surface preparation standards.