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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.

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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.