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 manufacturer’s specifications and painted to Australian Standard AS/NZ2311:2009.
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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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/Staining 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
Painting Tilt-up Concrete Slabs
023 Picture Framing
Information Data Sheets:
NOTE: Some general guidance for painting is given but the manufacturers instructions for use for each paint product should be followed.