Paint Shelf Life and Storage Requirements

COATING/ PAINT

DESCRIPTIONSHELF LIFE
(from shipment date)
STORAGE
REQUIREMENT
WHITE THERMAL CONTROL COATINGS
Electrically dissipative epoxy white paint
6 months1
32±5 oF (0±3 oC)
Silicone white thermal control paint
6 months
-4±5 oF (-20±3 oC)
Inorganic white thermal control paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
Low Solar Alpha inorganic white paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
Semi-conductive inorganic white paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
Electrically dissipative inorganic white
paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
BLACK SPACECRAFT COATINGS
Silicone black paint
6 months
-4±5 oF (-20±3 oC)
Inorganic semi-conductive black paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
Inorganic black paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
Inorganic black paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
Inorganic black baffle paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
MARKER COATINGS
Silicone black marker paint
6 months
-4±5 oF (-20±3 oC)
Silicone green marker paint
6 months
-4±5 oF (-20±3 oC)
Silicone red marker paint
6 months
-4±5 oF (-20±3 oC)
Silicone blue marker paint
6 months
-4±5 oF (-20±3 oC)
Silicone yellow marker paint
6 months
-4±5 oF (-20±3 oC)
Inorganic yellow semi-conductive
marker paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
Inorganic green marker paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
Inorganic red marker paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
Inorganic blue marker paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
Inorganic skyblue marker paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
Inorganic yellow marker paint
12 months1
70±15 oF (21±8 oC)
PRIMERS
Epoxy based primer for ceramic
coatings; RF transparent
6 months1
-4±5 oF (-20±3 oC)

1Shelf life is for unmixed paints.  Components must be mixed prior to use.  Mixed paints/primers have a 24hr. shelf life.