If you have pre-customised this work section using the "questions and answers" provided as part of the downloading process, it may be necessary to amend some clauses to suit the final project-specific version.
The section must still be checked and customised to suit the project being specified, by removing any other irrelevant details and adding project-specific details and selections.
This section relates to the general matters related to painting work.
Modify or extend the above description to suit the project being specified.
This 6700D DULUX PAINTING GENERAL section is intended to be combined as appropriate with any selection of the 4 work sections listed below, and they collectively comprise painting work:
Refer to 6711D DULUX PAINTING EXTERIOR for exterior paint systems.
Refer to 6721D DULUX PAINTING INTERIOR for interior paint systems.
Refer to 6711DE DULUX ENVIRONMENTAL PAINTING EXTERIOR for environmental exterior paint systems.
Refer to 6721DE DULUX ENVIRONMENTAL PAINTING INTERIOR for environmental interior paint systems.
Refer to 6744D DULUX PROTECTIVE COATINGS for protective coatings or 6742DZ DULUX - ZONE INTUMESCENT COATINGS for intumescent coating systems.
Modify or extend, include cross references to other sections where these contain related work.
The following abbreviations are used throughout this part of the specification:
Australian Paint Approval Scheme
Master Painters New Zealand Association Inc.
Volatile organic compound
Refer to general section 1232 INTERPRETATION & DEFINITIONS for abbreviations used throughout the specification.
Refer to the general section 1233 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS. The following documents are specifically referred to in this section:
Guide to the painting of buildings
Quality management systems - Requirements
Health and Safety Programme
Delete from the DOCUMENTS clause any document not cited. List any additional cited documents.
The following are related documents and if referred to in the work section need to be added to the list of DOCUMENTS.
Protection from fire
Guide to hazardous paint management - Lead paint in residential, public and commercial buildings
BRANZ BU 633
Removing paint coatings
Manufacturer's and supplier's documents relating to work in this section are:
Dulux DuSpec specification sheets and product data sheets
List documents relating to this part of the work, i.e. technical product/system specifications, test reports, appraisals, certification, etc.Normally they will be referred to in the text by the abbreviated title.
Dulux Architectural Brushouts are available online at www.dulux.co.nz/specifier/resources/a4-colour-samples
Copies of relevant literature are available from Dulux
0800 800 424
0800 801 424
It is important to ensure that all personnel on site have access to accurate, up to date technical information on the many products, materials and equipment used on a project. In most cases individual products are not used in isolation, but form part of a building process. Also a particular manufacturer's and/or supplier's requirements for handling, storage, preparation, installation, finishing and protection of their product can vary from what might be considered the norm. Access to technical information can help overcome this potential problem.
Warrant this work under normal environmental and use conditions against failure of materials and execution.
Product warranty: Products must be applied in accordance with application and preparation procedures according to Dulux DuSpec Specifications and Product Data Sheets. Contact a Dulux Trade Representative for project specific warranties.
Refer to the general section 1237WA WARRANTY AGREEMENT for the required format and details of when completed warranty must be submitted.
Check general section 1237 WARRANTIES for the date of commencement of warranties; which is normally practical completion of the contract. Refer to the chosen conditions of contract as it may also contain information on warranties and guarantees.
Substitutions are not permitted to any specified Dulux system, or associated components and products.
If in the applicator's own expertise and judgement an amendment to this specification is required, or where a substrate preparation or required painting system is not covered in this specification, this shall be brought to the attention of the contract administrator and any amendment agreed before work proceeds any further.
Painters to be members of MPNZA and experienced competent workers, familiar with the materials and the techniques specified.
The applicator is to have the necessary skill, experience and equipment to undertake the work. The applicator remains responsible for ensuring proper completion of the work.
Refer to the general section 1270 CONSTRUCTION for details of how samples will be reviewed and how instructions to proceed will be given. Provide the following samples for review:
Time for review:
10 working days ~
10 working days ~
10 working days ~
The intention of this clause is to allow samples to be obtained that are not otherwise readily available to a reviewer.
Delete rows and columns not required or add "n/a".
Describe the sample, size etc.
Samples of the finished work as scheduled, including preparation and colour as specified
Portable sample for review
Portable control sample
Fixed sample for review
Fixed control sample
Control samples define requirements for type and quality and are used for comparison purposes throughout the contract.
A "portable" sample is a sample that is easily movable, convenient for carrying. A "fixed" sample is a sample (semi) permanently placed. Expand on these terms as necessary.
State number of samples required, e.g. a minimum of three control samples - portable allow a sample to be retained on site with the other samples retained by the contract administrator and contractor.
Identify location of fixed samples, e.g. off site, on site, in situ
Describe any additional documents required to support the review.
Modify to suit the project, add additional reviewers if required.
Time for review:
Alter time if required. Expand to state timing in relation to when and where the sample is provided, e.g. at first site meeting.
Add any critical items. Provide clarity for work that is not dependent on the review to continue.
Refer to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and WorkSafe NZ: Guidelines for the provision of facilities and general safety in the construction industry. If the elimination or isolation of potential hazards is not possible then minimise hazards in this work on site by using the proper equipment and techniques as required in the MPNZA Health and Safety Programme. Supply protective clothing and equipment. Inform employees and others on site of the hazards and put in place procedures for dealing with emergencies.
Use the first part of this clause if specifying coatings with a hazardous substance base.
Before any work commences painters should verify with architect or specifying authority, that their paint matches a previously supplied standard card or panel. Differently coloured paints will vary in price, opacity and durability. Dulux normally only specify two coats of colour but with certain colours such as bold, brights and some corporate colours, three coats may be needed.
Refer to Dulux for the material safety data sheets for every applicable product and comply with the safety procedures listed. Keep sheets on the site. Refer to www.dulux.co.nz/specifier.
Permit representatives of Dulux to inspect the work in progress and take samples of their products from site if requested.
Inspection of the whole of the work at each of the stages set out in SELECTIONS may be made. Agree a programme that will facilitate such inspection, including notification when each part and stage of the work is ready for inspection.
The level of inspection will depend on the nature of the project and will range from full for large/complex projects through intermittent for straightforward work, to occasional for initially establishing the standards of execution. Refer to AS/NZS 2311 Appendix C, Inspection and Testing, for more background.
Use the manufacturer's complete system and only the products specified.
This would include; paints, undercoats, primers, sealers, stains and clear coats.
Use only Dulux products which are guaranteed for their consistency and performance under AS/NZS ISO 9001 and APAS approval, prepared, mixed and applied as directed in the Dulux Duspec specification sheets, specification manuals and product data sheets.
Use only if and when expressly directed by Dulux for their particular product in a particular application.
For recommendations on; fillers, stopping, paint strippers, cleaning agents, etching solutions, mould inhibitors, rust inhibitors, knotting and other commodities used for the surface preparation, refer to the manufacturer of the specified preparation system.
Finishing compound to match the plasterboard stopping system and finishing grade gypsum plaster to match the fibrous plaster system. For interior surfaces such as paper faced plasterboard use Dulux Professional Ultra 5 Surface Prep & Finish as an aid to achieving a Level 5 finish.
To conform to manufacturer's requirements and those methods, practices and techniques contained in AS/NZS 2311, the MPNZA Specification manual, and WorkSafe NZ: Guidelines for the provision of facilities and general safety in the construction industry.
Prepare surfaces to Dulux's requirements.
Ensure that substrate surfaces are able to achieve the specified finish.
Sand down any breakdown or damage of the primer to a sound surface and immediately re-prime.
Brush down surfaces immediately before application, to remove dust, dirt and loose material.
Check that materials are as required by the paint manufacturers for the particular surface and conditions of exposure, and that they are compatible with each other. Use paint from the same manufacturer for each paint system. If not compatible, obtain instructions before proceeding.
Where surfaces have been treated with preservatives or fire retardants, check with the treatment manufacturer that coating materials are compatible with the treatment and do not inhibit its performance. If they are not compatible, obtain instructions before proceeding.
Co-ordinate with cladding and/or lining installer as to who will do the work and timing.
For exterior cladding and trim that require on site finishing, paint the back and exposed bottom edges at the base of the cladding (generally, bottom plate overhang and horizontal flashings) to the manufacturer's requirements, but at least to 150mm up from base. Coating to match front finish, generally apply 2 coats or 1 coat if pre-primed.
Refer to appropriate exterior paint sections SELECTION clauses for claddings to be back painted.
For lining and trim that require on site finishing and/or back painting (usually wet areas), paint the back and exposed bottom edges at the base of the lining, to the manufacturer's requirements, but at least to 150mm up from base. Coating to match front finish, generally apply 2 coats or 1 coat if pre-primed, or if no front finish seal to manufacturer's requirements.
Refer to appropriate interior paint sections SELECTION clauses for linings to be back painted.
Amend this clause to suite project requirements.
Modify if full back painting is required (such as some substrates for tiling).
Some or all back painting may be done by the installer, ensure it is coordinated with the appropriate cladding or lining sections.
The coatings listed in schedules and elsewhere are of necessity simplified. Coat ancillary exposed surfaces to match similar or adjacent materials or areas, except where a fair-faced natural finish is required or items are completely prefinished. In cases of doubt obtain instructions before proceeding.
Do not paint hinges or hardware that cannot be removed. If items can be removed, carefully remove hardware, fixtures and fittings before commencing work. Set aside where they cannot be damaged or misplaced and replace on completion.
Use dropsheets, coverings and masking necessary to protect adjoining fixtures, fittings and spaces from paint drops, spots, spray and damage.
Refer to the DuSpec specification sheets for detailed substrate preparation notes relating to SELECTIONS contained in:
Carry out off-site preparation and coating under cover, in a suitable environment and with adequate lighting. Store items both before and after coating in a clean, dry area, protected from the weather and mechanical damage, properly stacked and spaced to permit air circulation and to prevent sticking of surfaces.
Before priming preservative treated timber ensure that any cut surfaces have been retreated. Liberally coat end grain, allow to soak in and then recoat. Ensure LOSP. treated joinery has dried sufficiently to lose odour.
Apply off-site coatings to all surfaces including those which will be concealed when incorporated into the building.
Apply primer to suit the coating system to all metal surfaces which will be concealed when incorporated into the building.
Prime or seal and paint all six faces of doors before hanging.
Before glazing apply the first two coats, or the primer and one undercoat, to rebates of stained, varnished or painted joinery and beads.
According to the putty manufacturer's instructions allow putty to set, then prime with an appropriate Dulux primer, either Dulux1 Step Acrylic Primer Sealer & Undercoat or 1 Step Oil Based Primer, Sealer & Undercoat. Fully protect the putty by completing the Dulux coating system as soon as it is sufficiently firm.
Comply with the Dulux Duspec specification sheets, product data sheets and the additional requirements of this work section.
Thoroughly mix paints. Lift any settled pigment and ensure the paint is homogenous.
Paint exterior surfaces only in favourable weather conditions:
Painting work to generally the following sequence:
Select brush, roller, or pad and apply paint to the requirements of Dulux and to obtain a smooth even coating of correct thickness, uniform gloss and colour.
Before handling or applying the next coat of paint, give each coat the full drying time as required by the paint manufacturer. Ensure that surfaces are dry and that condensation does not occur before the paint reaches surface-dry condition.
Lightly sand primers, sealers, undercoats and intermediate coats to remove dust pick-up, protruding fibres and coarse particles. Remove dust immediately before applying the next coat.
Correct defective work immediately and re-coat as required, following precisely the Dulux paint system specified.
Each coat of paint and the completed paint system to have the following qualities and properties:
Note that some colours may require more than two top coats and/or the use of a tinted undercoat. This is particularly relevant when using bright or high chromatic coloured paints (e.g. colours derived off True Red, Bold Yellow, Orange, and Extra Bright base) or when painting over existing dark colours.
Clean adjoining surfaces, glass and fittings of any paint contamination. Clean off glass indicators at completion of the building works. Clean glass inside and out to a shining finish.
Use Dulux EnviroWash system for the cleaning of water-based paint and plasters from brushes, rollers, plastering or spray equipment to separate the solids from the water component for safe disposal. Phone 0800 800 424 for information regarding this system.
Leave the whole of this work uniform in gloss and colour, of correct thickness, free from painting defects, clean and unmarked and to the standard required by following procedures.
Remove dropsheets, coverings and masking to leave surrounding surfaces and areas clean, tidy and undamaged. Remove debris, unused materials and elements from the site.
Replace hardware without damage to it or the adjoining surface. Leave properly fitted and in working order.
Substitutions are not permitted to the following, unless stated otherwise.
SELECTIONS is for providing details of the actual selections to be included in the contract works including model numbers, colours and other information necessary to ensure that the correct materials are supplied and installed
Refer to 6711D DULUX PAINTING EXTERIOR and 6721D DULUX PAINTING INTERIOR for selections.
Refer to 6711DE DULUX ENVIRONMENTAL PAINTING EXTERIOR and 6721DE DULUX ENVIRONMENTAL PAINTING INTERIOR for selections.
Modify depending on sections used.