SSPC-PS Guide 21.00

SSPC-PS Guide 21.00


Environmental Characteristic:  High Humidity
Industry:  Maritime
Process:  Application
Substrate:  Carbon Steel


Guide for Selecting Painting Systems for Topsides of Steel Ships


This guide covers painting systems for the protection of the topside or exterior area of steel ships. This includes the area from the deep load line to the rail, more commonly called the freeboard, decks, and superstructure. These systems can also be used for above-water parts of floating structures exposed to salt or fresh water and the normal marine environment. They also cover all above-water areas on ships such as deck equipment or machinery, booms, mast, and bulwarks.