Work procedure for painting activity

archdevil

Royal Member
STORAGE OF PAINT
All containers of paint, thinners and allied materials shall be stored preferably in a separate room. The room shall be well ventilated and free from excessive heat, sparking and direct rays of the sun. The lids of containers shall not be opened except when using the paint. The paint shall be used before the expiry
of its shelf life marked on the containers.

CHECKS PRIOR TO START OF WORK

1. The approved and duly certified shade and type of paint shall be made available at site in sufficient quantity.

2. Ensure that the wall and ceiling surfaces are completely dry prior to the application of paint.

3. Ensure that all furniture and the flooring is protected before starting the painting works.

4. Proper scaffolding arrangement with safety measures to be taken.

5. All loose particles, dirt and dust must be thoroughly scrubbed from the surface using sandpaper.

6. All painting accessories like brush, roller, mixing tray etc to be thoroughly cleaned and washed outside the working premises before starting the works.

7. Primer application with brush dilution ratio not to exceed 1:1 with water as thinner solvent.

8. A drying period of 24 hours is required before the putty application.

9. Application of 2 putty coats, ensure the first coat is thoroughly dried before applying the final coat.

10. Putty to be applied uniformly to cover all undulations.

11. Proper sanding of surfaces to render a smooth surface prior to the application of paints. Ensure that the dust on the surface is thoroughly wiped off after sanding the puttied surface.

GUIDELINES TO OBSERVE WHILE PAINTING
1. First coat paint to be applied with brush and finished with roller preferably with single mix and dilution ratios not to exceed the below said criteria. i.e., 2 parts of paint to 1 part of water.
2. Ensure a drying period of 4 to 6 hours before application of the final coat of paint.
3. All external walls and semi-exposed areas such as balconies and utility walls, to be given a textured finish.

TOOLS TO BE USED BY TRADESMEN
Required tools must be available at site to ensure correct work. Basic tools of the painting gang are:
1. Paint brushes
2. Rollers
3. Trowels
4. Line dori
5. Tube levels
6. Plumb bobs
7. Aluminium straight edge
8. Levelling threads
9. Masons brushes and buckets

INSPECTION METHODOLOGY FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE
1. Flagging off with rounded pebbles for a distance of 50 to 75 cm from the wall (away from the building) to avoid discoloring of external painted walls.

2. The color tone throughout the checked surface should be uniform.

3. The concentration in the mixture must be uniform [for paints mixed manually on site].

4. No overlapping to be seen – overlapping could appear due to interruptions in painting an entire surface.

5. Use halogen lamps and check for
  • Undulations on the surface
  • Corns on the surface
  • Structure of the painted surface
  • Shadows appearing on the painted surface
  • Any smudges (due to touch ups in punning)
  • Changes in the concentration of the paint
TOOLS TO BE USED FOR QUALITY INSPECTION
1. Spirit levels
2. Halogen lamps
3. Related “Good for Construction” drawings and specification from Architects