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SYMBOLS FOUND ON PAINT CONTAINERS

V. Ryan 2005

 

Many manufacturers design their own symbols to represent a variety of meanings. Below are a selection taken from a well known paint /preservative manufacturer.
 

 

 

 

1. Why are the symbols drawn in green? (The answer is linked to ecology).

 

 

   
2. The meaning of any symbol should be obvious within seconds of it being seen. Look at each symbol and read its meaning. Do you think that you would be able to understand each symbol without the written information?
 
 

 

 

 

3. Write down the number of one of the symbols you think would be easy to understand without the writing under it and explain why this is the case.
 

NUMBER:    

EXPLANATION:

 
 
   
4. Write down the number of one of the symbols you think would be difficult to understand without the writing under it and explain why this is the case.
 

 

NUMBER:    

EXPLANATION:

 
 
 
 
   
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