What Paint Where

Our, what paint where page we will assist you with the best paints for the surface you are about to paint.

These specs are for new work, if doing repaint work you can in some cases excludes primers and undercoats. We do recommend you Prime or Undercoat all bare areas prior to applying top coats.


Interior Areas

Plaster board, dry wall, fibro, fibrous plaster, masonite, timber ceilings and walls

1st Coat:- Acrylic Sealer Undercoat. (Timber areas may require oil priming or oil undercoating).

2nd Coat:- Interior Flat, Low Sheen, Semi Gloss. (You can use gloss however we don’t recommend due to it showing imperfections).

3rd Coat:- Interior Flat, Low Sheen, Semi Gloss. (You can use gloss however we don’t recommend due to it showing imperfections).

Timber Areas to include:- doors, windows, frames, skirtings and trims

1st Coat:- Oil Primer

2nd Coat:- Oil Undercoat

3rd Coat:- Gloss or Satin Enamel

Metal Areas to include, doors, windows, frames, balustrade and stringers

1st Coat:- Oil Undercoat

2nd Coat:- Gloss or Satin Enamel

3rd Coat:- Gloss or Satin Enamel

Exterior Areas

Timber Areas to include fascias, boards, sills, posts, balustrade, rafters, exposed beams, battens, stringers, VJ walls, fences, pergolas and stumps

1st Coat:- Oil Primer

2nd Coat:- Gloss, Semi-Gloss or Low Sheen Acrylic

3rd Coat:- Gloss, Semi-Gloss or Low Sheen Acrylic

Other Timber Areas to include doors, windows, frames

1st Coat:- Oil Primer

2nd Coat:- Oil Undercoat

3rd Coat:- Gloss Enamel

Metal Areas Ferrous to include, doors, windows, frames, balustrade and stringers

1st Coat:- Metal Primer

2nd Coat:- Oil Undercoat

3rd Coat:- Gloss Enamel

Metal Areas Non Ferrous to include, Gutter, fascia, gable rolls, garage doors, posts and awnings

1st Coat:- Metal Primer

2nd Coat:- Gloss, Semi-Gloss or Low Sheen Acrylic

3rd Coat:- Gloss, Semi-Gloss or Low Sheen Acrylic

Other Areas Fibrous cement, concrete, plastic and PVC

1st Coat:- Sealer

2nd Coat:- Gloss, Semi-Gloss or Low Sheen Acrylic

3rd Coat:- Gloss, Semi-Gloss or Low Sheen Acrylic

Ramps, step treads, decks and landings

1st Coat:- Oil Primer

2nd Coat:- Low Sheen Acrylic (Non Slip)

3rd Coat:- Low Sheen Acrylic (Non Slip)

Metal Roof

1st Coat:- Metal Primer

2nd Coat:- Acrylic Roof Paint or Enamel Roof Paint

3rd Coat:- Acrylic Roof Paint or Enamel Roof Paint


We hope our what paint where page is of assistance.

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