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AAMA SPECIFICATIONS

As important as the paint color, architects, specifiers and building owners must determine which performance specification is required. In order to ensure the paint performance expected for a given application, one of three AAMA specifications should be referenced: AAMA 2605, AAMA 2604, or AAMA 2603. These specifications apply to South Florida outdoor exposure and laboratory accelerated testing results as shown below.

AAMA SPECIFICATIONS FOR PAINT

Beyond the stringent standards and regulations of AAMA, Linetec offers a downloadable guide spec with specifiable differences that contribute to a projects long life, durability and sustainability.

SPECIFICATION

AAMA 2605

AAMA 2604

AAMA 2603

SOUTH FLORIDA WEATHERING:

Color Retention10 yrs: Fade = 5 Delta E5 yrs: Fade = 5 Delta E1 year: "slight" fade
Chalk Resistance10 yrs: Chalk = 85 yrs: Chalk = 81 year: "slight" chalk
1 year: "slight" chalk10 yrs: 50% retention5 yrs: 30% retentionNo specification
Erosion Resistance10 yrs: 10% loss5 yrs: 10% lossNo specification
Dry Film Thickness1.2 mils minimum1.2 mils minimum0.8 mils minimum

PRETREATMENT SYSTEM:

CHROME OR CHROME FREE*

CHROME OR CHROME FREE*

CHROME OR CHROME FREE*

ACCELERATED TESTING:

Salt Spray4,000 hours3,000 hours1,500 hours
Humidity4,000 hours3,000 hours1,500 hours
Warranty10 Year5 Years1 Year

AAMA PRODUCT SPECIFICATION DESCRIPTIONS

Coatings should be visibly free from flow lines, streaks, blisters or other surface imperfections in the dry-film state on exposed surfaces when observed at a distance of 10 feet (3 m) from the metal surface and inspected at an angle of 90 degrees to the surface.

Linetec is 100% compliant of all AAMA specifications. AAMA’s Certification Program Verified Components List is a complete list of window and door component manufacturers who have submitted samples for testing and those samples were found to be in full compliance with the applicable specification.

For detailed spec information or to purchase AAMA specifications visit www.aamanet.org. All AAMA documents may be ordered through the Public Store.

AAMA 2605

AAMA 2605 is the high-performance exterior specification. A paint meeting this specification would be a 70% fluoropolymer resin-based coating (Kynar 500).

These finishes exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals. An application for this finish would include monumental architectural projects and projects that require long-lasting aluminum surfaces.

AAMA 2604

AAMA 2604 is an “intermediate” specification. A paint meeting this specification would be a 50% fluoropolymer resin-based coating.

An application for this paint would be storefront, doors, or other high-traffic areas. This finish will provide good color and gloss retention. It also will provide good hardness and abrasion resistance.

AAMA 2603

AAMA 2603 is typically an interior specification. Baked enamel (acrylic/polyester) paints should meet AAMA 2603.

The baked enamel coatings are generally harder than the Fluoropolymer (Kynar 500®) PVDF resin-based coatings and often are used for interior application where color retention is not required. These paints are somewhat less expensive, but have poor resistance to color fading and chalking.

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American Architectural Manufacturers Association, a material-neutral organization, is the source of performance standards for the fenestration professionals of window, door, skylight, curtain wall and storefront manufacturing companies.
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