Painting is the process of applying a coat of paint to a building or structure.

Painting is a maintenance activity carried out by most councils.

Painting has a number of purposes, it can be used to;

  • protect metal from corrosion
  • protect timber from UV and water damage.
  • make a structure aesthetically pleasing.

When to Paint?

The frequency with which an asset will require re-painting will depend on a number of variables, including;

  • its environment
  • its purpose
  • the type of paint used
  • the level of service it is intended to provide

Because external walls are exposed to the elements it seems reasonable to assume that they should be repainted more regularly than internal ones.

A number of people have suggested that buildings should be painted every 5-10 years, but it is difficult to locate any documentation on the subject.

If your council has developed rules for when an asset of a particular type should be re-painted please add some information to this page, or leave a comment by clicking the "Discuss" button below.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. When Should I Repaint?
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