The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has approved the technical specification CEN/TS 16969:2016 Paints and Varnishes - Coating Materials and Coating Systems for Exterior Wood - Assessment of End Grain Sealing Performance.
This technical specification specifies a procedure for evaluating the ability of coating materials to seal the end grain of wood against ingress of water.
Date of Ratification: June 12, 2016
Date of Availability: July 27, 2016.
Date of Announcement: October 31, 2016