Revised painting preparation Standard just published

Managing the preparation of painting and repainting processes in an effective and systematic way can help ensure the painting result is of a superior quality. It can also ensure the right paint protection is applied to extend the life of painted surfaces and enhance the appearance of painted items.

Standards New Zealand has just published a revised Standard AS/NZS 2311:2009 Guide to the painting of buildings, to update and replace the 2002 version.

This Standard provides guidance and recommended good practice for the design, application, and maintenance of decorative paint systems in the development of painting specifications, and gives choices of paint types for use in different areas. The Standard has been revised to update practices, procedures, and modern paint types.

AS/NZS 2311:2009 can be referred to when specifying the necessary preparation, coating system, and the methods and conditions of application. This Standard can not be nominated as a painting specification, but it can be used as a basis for the preparation of appropriate paint specifications to suit individual contracts.

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