THE MASTER PAINTER AUSTRALIA 054 INFORMATION DATA SHEET 005: Paint Finishing Standard within the Industry STANDARD OF PAINTING Coatings used are to be suitable for the relevant conditions and relevant wear and tear. Unless documented otherwise, painting is defective if it does not comply with the manufacturer’s installation instructions or AS/NZS 2311 – Guide to the painting of buildings. SURFACE FINISH OF PAINTWORK Paintwork is defective if application defects or blemishes such as paint runs, paint sags, wrinkling, dust, bare or starved painted areas, colour variations, surface cracks, irregular and coarse brush marks, sanding marks, blistering, uniformity of gloss level and other irregularities in the surface that are visible from a normal viewing position. Excessive over-painting of fittings, trims, skirtings, architraves, glazing and other finished edges is a defect. NAIL AND SCREW FIXINGS Fixings or unfilled depressions caused by fixings are defects in painted or stained surfaces if they can be seen from a normal viewing position. MECHANICAL DAMAGE AND NATURAL DEFECTS IN SURFACES Holes and any other unfilled depressions in painted or stained timber such as surface defects caused by mechanical damage, natural characteristics such as gum pockets or surface splits are defects if they can be seen from a normal viewing position. PAINT DURABILITY Unless documented otherwise, coatings are defective if they fail by lifting, blistering, flaking, fading etc. within the minimum period shown in table below. MINIMUM DURABILITY OF COATED FINISHES COATING MINIMUM DURABILITY Exterior Acrylic 36 months Exterior Enamel 24 months Exterior semitransparent stains 12 months Exterior clear finishes Not recommended Interior – all finishes 36 months MASTER PAINTERS AUSTRALIA LTD – WORKING FOR ALL OF THE PAINTING INDUSTRY DISCLAIMER: This publication has been produced to provide a guide for members and for business owners. It should not be regarded as an exhaustive presentation on the subject. Whilst the Master Painters Australia Limited (MPA) believes this publication will be of great assistance to its readers, the MPA expressly disclaims all liability for errors or omissions of any kind whatsoever (whether negligent or otherwise) or for any loss, damage or other consequence which may arise from any person relying on the publication. The publication is issued on the understanding that the Master Painters Australia Limited is not engaging in rendering any legal or other professional service. If legal or other expert assistance in relation to the subject matter is required, the advice of a competent professional should be sought. Other than for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed on the Copyright Act 1968 and any other applicable legislation throughout the world, or as otherwise provided for in this copyright notice, no part of any material in any form or by any means be reproduced, broadcast, published , transmitted, adapted, or stored without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. You may reproduce or distribute any complete page of the Material provided that: you do not reproduce or distribute less than a complete page, or where a document consists of more than one page, less than the complete document; this copyright notice appears in its entirety in each copy made or distributed; the Material is appropriately attributed to Master Painters Australia Limited.