Painting Tips & Data Sheets
The Master Painters Association recommends that painting of all new surfaces i.e Plaster, Timber and Metal should have three coats applied as per paint manufacturers specifications and painted to Australian Standard AS/NZ2311:2017.
There has been a trend over a number of years for new homes especially in new estates to have only two coats.
We acknowledge that applying three coats does increase the cost of painting. By applying the correct number of coats as recommended with the appropriate sanding and filling between coats, enables your applicator the opportunity to provide a better standard of paint finish on your new home. This also allows the materials supplied by the paint manufacturer to perform to its maximum.
We also recommend that only premium grade products be used.
Please click on document to download information in PDF format:
- Blistering Information
- Pre Primed Weatherboards Information
- A Preparation of Pre Primed Timber
- What to look for in a painting quote Information
- Tips on how to avoid a Shonky painter Information
- Paint Finishing Standard Information
- Touch up on paint work
- Painting of Plasterboard & Backrolling
- Recommended Procedure for Lead Paint Removal
- Industry Research Sheen/Satining or Gloss Banding
- Inspecting Painting Surfaces from a normal Viewing Position
- Concrete Cancer Data Sheet
- Gloss, Satin or Flat – Choosing the right Paint
- Disposal of Paint… the right Way!
- Hints to Solve Paint Problems Information
- A Superior Exterior
- Opacity of Paints
- Critical Lighting
- Yellowing Enamels
- Painting Tilt-up Concrete Slabs
- 023 Picture Framing
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NOTE: Some general guidance for painting is given but the manufacturers instructions for use for each paint product should be followed.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, more information regarding standards in the Building and Construction Industry can be found in the Industry Standards page under consumers on this website.