Sep 17, 2022

External Painting Work - Standard Operating Procedures

Introduction:

This standard operating procedure enumerates the scope of Painting work to be executed in Tower area as specified in the approved drawings and at places when instructed by the Tower-in-charge.

Responsibility:  

The respective Tower-in-charge is responsible to execute the work as per procedure.

Safety & protection:

Use scaffolding always and ensure the scaffolding is adequately braced with the permanent structure, for working at heights. Unless it is tagged as safe for use by Safety Officer no work should be carried out on that scaffold area.
PPEs like safety belts at height, helmets, safety goggles etc. should be used properly. 
Ensure the working area is kept clean for easy access.
Proper illumination to be provided during the work, if required.
Educate the workmen through pep-talk meeting. 

External Painting with Texture:


Preparatory works:

 Do staging for external works as per approved specifications.  
 Ensure all touch ups on external faces are done, if any such as repairs at jambs, any bad patch on wall and cutouts etc. Do cure the repaired portion.
 Ensure that surface to be painted is free from any dust, loose paint or grease.
 If any growth of fungus, algae or moss observed, need to be removed thoroughly by vigorous wire brushing and cleaning with water.
 Open all cracks which are present on wall surface.
 Moisten the wall surface, make paste of Dr. Fixit CRACK-X paste and water in proportion of 1:1 and fill it in crack with spatula or putty knife firmly by pressing in.
 Allow it to set for 24 hours.
 Make all surface wet to ensure proper bonding and ease in finishing.
 Do protect other external finishes prior starting painting application.

Texture Application:

 Check for the type of texture received is as per approved specification.
 For External faces of Tower use 2mm texture and for Internal faces such as lobby and light-well ducts use 1mm texture.
 Use of safety belts for working at height is must, ensure all workmen use it.
 Add water in texture as prescribed by manufacturer (3 to 5%) to achieve required consistency.


For Scratch Finish: 

Apply the texture on wall uniformly with the help of trowel in horizontal or vertical fashion whichever is easier.
 Within 5 minutes of application re-trowel the surface vertically down to achieve the desired finish of texture.
 Allow it to dry for minimum 16 hours prior application of paint.
 After completion of texture, do check for its design pattern, consistency as per specification.
 Do check application of texture is done on wall surface correctly and no patches are remained.
 Ensure all fallen material is cleaned.

For Bubble Finish: 

Apply the texture on wall uniformly with the help spraying machine.
 After Application achieve desired finish by pressing with moist trowel on applied texture.
 Allow it to dry for minimum 16 hours prior application of paint.
 After completion of texture, do check for its design pattern, consistency as per specification.
 Do check application of texture is done on wall surface correctly and no patches are remained.
 Ensure all fallen material is cleaned.

1st and 2nd Coat of Paint:

 Check the paint received at site is as per specification and approved drawing.
 Add the clear water in paint as specified by manufacturer.
 Apply the paint on wall using roller brush.
 At corners apply paint with painting brush.
 Ensure the two paints which met at corner do not overlap each other and finished in straight line.
 After completion of first coat do check the painted surface for consistent tone.
 2nd coat shall be applied only after getting instruction from Tower-in-charge.


External Painting with Paint:

Preparatory works:

 Do staging for external works as per approved specifications.  
 Ensure all touch ups on external faces are done, if any such as repairs at jambs, any bad patch on wall and cutouts etc. Do cure the repaired portion.
 Ensure that surface to be painted is free from any dust, loose paint or grease.
 If any growth of fungus, algae or moss observed, need to be removed thoroughly by vigorous wire brushing and cleaning with water.
 Open all cracks which are present on wall surface.
 Moisten the wall surface, make paste of Dr. Fixit CRACK-X paste and water in proportion of 1:1 and fill it in crack with spatula or putty knife firmly by pressing in.
 Allow it to set for 24 hours.
 Make all surface wet to ensure proper bonding and ease in finishing.
 Do protect other external finishes prior starting painting application.

Primer Application:

 Check for the type of primer received is as per approved specification.
 Use of safety belts for working at height is must, ensure all workmen use it.
 Add water in primer as prescribed by manufacturer to achieve required consistency.
Apply the primer on prepared wall surface with roller brush and at corners with painting brush.
Do check for consistent tone of applied primer after completion.

1st and 2nd Coat of Paint:

 Check the paint received at site is as per specification and approved drawing.
 Add the clear water in paint as specified by manufacturer.
 Apply the paint on wall using roller brush.
 At corners apply paint with brush.
 Ensure the two paints which met at corner do not overlap each other and finished in straight line.
 After completion of first coat do check the painted surface for consistent tone.
 2nd coat shall be applied only after getting instruction from Tower-in-charge.

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