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Resene Productivity Tables

Use the productivity tables on this page to work out painting times frames and costs per job

The 'Factors' are the time needed for the average painting tradesperson to complete each painting task on an area basis.  › online calculator...

Multiply the Area x Factor = Hours

Multiply the Hours by the Rate per Hour

For example: 100m2 of new plasterboard (seal + 2 coats) = 0.24

so 100m2 x 0.24 = 24 hours x $45 = $1,080

The time is fixed, so to speak, by the averages of hundreds of painters, but the hourly rate changes as necessary.

Paint can be readily calculated at an average spreading rate of 10m2 per litre per coat, which allows for colours, wastage and other losses. 

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Interior work Hour
% Factor
Measure
Apply 1 coat sealer to flat surfaces – ceilings and walls etc    
  • (a) brush and roll
0.09 m2
  • (b) airless spray
0.05 m2
Ceilings
  • 1 x sealer
  • 2 x acrylic ceiling flat
   
  • (a) brush and roll
0.22 m2
  • (b) airless spray
0.17 m2
Walls and flat surfaces
  • 1 x sealer/undercoat
  • 2 x low sheen acrylic
0.24 m2
  • Includes sanding, small defect fillings etc. white/colours. Colours below 40% LRV add 10%
   
Timber surfaces
  • 1 x AP undercoat
  • 2 x topcoats gloss/semi-gloss (including stopping etc)
0.31 m2
Prime, undercoat and full gloss enamel (2) coats    
  • Flat surfaces wallboards
0.33 m2
  • Timber flat surfaces (stopping)
0.40 m2
  • Timber 0-150
0.11 LM
  • Timber 150-300
0.12 LM
Interior doors/frame Hour
% Factor
Measure
(a) Flush doors approx 1980 x 800 including both sides and frame either acrylic or alkyd systems. Remove and replace hardware. Prime, stop, undercoat and topcoats 'in situ' 3.60 each
(b) Ditto to above but remove doors and paint off site. Return and rehang include painting frame etc 2.00
+outwork
each
(c) Ditto but remove all hardware. Use 'painter's own' temporary hinge. Spray all coats frame and door either HVLP or airless 0920 tip size 3.00 each
Paired bi-fold types as for above. Cavity sliders use rate (a) 3.60 pair
Overheight doors    
  • @ 2700 high add 18% to rates above
4.00 each
  • @ 3000 high add 25% to rates above
4.20 each
  • Open louvre panelled doors add 10% to rates above
   
Fire doors approx 1980 x 800 each side and frame. Protect identity markers and smoke stop frame seal from paint splashes (painted in situ) 4.90 each
Interior work Hour
% Factor
Measure
Seal, stop and 2 coats clear varnish    
  • Satin – gloss
0.26 m2
  • 0-150
0.10 LM
  • 150-300
0.12 LM
Resene Colorwood timber stain only    
  • 0-150
0.08 m2
  • 150-300
0.02 LM
  • (stopping and clear over extra)
0.04 LM
Particle board flooring    
  • Stopping fixing (overall)
0.02 m2
  • Seal PBS and 3 coats moisture cure polyurethane
0.36 m2
Tongue and groove timber flooring    
  • Stopping fixing (overall)
0.01 m2
  • 3 coats moisture cure polyurethane
0.29 m2
Window liners 100mm
  • Prime/clear and 2 coats
0.06 LM
Timber windows interior
  • Prime/clear and 2 coats.
  • Measure flat over glass
1.10 m2
2 colour broken ground sponging over basecoat 0.45 m2
Metallic finish on flat 1.40 m2
Metallic finish on texture (includes basecoats) 1.10 m2
Overglaze to metallics 0.14 m2
Apply by airless surface prep (Resene Broadwall 3 in 1)
  • Skim coats to plasterboard.
  • From level 4 to level 5
0.18 m2
Interior work Hour
% factor
Measure
Supply, size and hand butt jointed lining paper to plasterboards 0.40 m2
Supply, size and hand selected wallpaper  (PC for supply of paper @ $45 per roll or $10 per m2) 0.75 m2
Supply, size, paste the wall and hang selected paper  (25m x .503 $7.50 per m2) 0.40 m2
Size only, plasterboard walls – 'Shurstik' or 'Metalyn' latex size 0.06 m2
Seal old stained or yellowed paperfaced plasterboard with pigmented sealer 0.11 m2
Supply and fix Nylex/Autex Foam backed pinboard fabric    
Stripping wallpaper    
  • (a) standard
0.14 m2
  • (b) vinyl
0.16 m2
  • (c) embossed
0.18 m2
  • * indicative rate only – try for labour hourly rate
   
Supply, size, paste the wall and hand selected paper  (25m x .503 $7.50 per m2) 0.40 m2
Supply, size paste wall and hand 'Kontur' 1.000 wide textured lining 0.28 m2
Apply 2 coats low sheen acrylic to above 0.14 m2
Interior work Hour
% factor
Measure
Washing down surfaces apply Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, scrub and rinse clean (general surfaces) 0.10 m2
Apply Resene Emulsifiable Solvent Cleaner (D804) to greasy or smoke damaged surfaces flush clean water wash and vacuum dry (grease and smoke) 0.12 m2
Wash, sand and seal varnished surfaces with adhesion primer 0.14 m2
Stripping wallpaper    
  • (a) standard
0.14 m2
  • (b) vinyl
0.16 m2
  • (c) embossed
0.18 m2
  • * indicative rate only – try for labour hourly rate
   
Skim coat plasterboard walls after paper removal 0.18 m2
Interior work Hour
% factor
Measure
Prepare, fill and sand walls and spot prime and 2 coats acrylic 0.22 m2
Add value colours and cutting in 0.08 m2
Repaint ceilings in good condition    
  • in 2 coats
0.18 m2
  • in 1 coat
0.12 m2
  • spot prime, seal, fill and 2 coats
0.22 m2
Flush doors 1980 x 800 average including frames prepare and recoat – enamel or varnish good condition both sides included 2.90 each
Average timber window frames and sashes measures flat overall 1.10 m2
Prepare and paint average kitchen joinery units – sand, UC and topcoat 18.00 each
Prepare and sand, UC and topcoat average small bathroom 16.75 each
Clear, varnish refinishing – wash, sand and 2 coats 0.24 m2
Prepare and repaint cabinets shelving etc – sand and 2 coats 2 pack finish 0.41 m2
New exterior work Hour
% factor
Measure
Prime new timber 0.11 m2
Prime new timber 0-150mm 0.05 LM
Prime new timber 150-300mm 0.07 LM
Prepare, reprime, stop and 2 coats
  • Exterior acrylic  
    (2) to timber
  • Weatherboards:
   
  • (a) bevel back
0.85 m2
  • (b) rusticated
0.85 m2
Prepare, prime, stop and 2 coats    
  • Exterior acrylic  
    (2) to fascias, trims etc
0.80 m2
  • Exterior acrylic  
    (2) 0-150mm
0.18 LM
  • Exterior acrylic  
    (2) 150-300mm
0.22 LM
Prime and 2 coats acrylic to dressed exterior grade ply (flat nailed) 0.22 m2
Flush stopping above, punched nails 0.05 m2 (overall)
QD prime plus 2 coats to rough sawn Shadowclad® ply (flat nailed) 0.28 m2
QD prime plus 2 coats WB enamel to timber sashes and frames (measures flat overall) 1.18 m2
Prepare, wash, fill and exterior acrylic in 3 coats LINEA® ceramic weatherboards 0.85 m2
New exterior work Hour
% factor
Measure
Seal concrete or plaster    
  • (a) smooth surface
0.08 m2
  • (b) medium texture
0.10 m2
  • (c) coarse surface
0.13 m2
Seal and 2 coats acrylic    
  • (a) smooth precast
0.26 m2
  • (b) smooth plaster
0.27 m2
  • (c) medium plaster
0.30 m2
  • (d) coarse plaster
0.33 m2
  • (c) medium plaster
  • (d) coarse plaster
0.33 m2
Seal and 3 coats to concrete blockwork Resene X-200 0.85 m2
Waterproofing concrete hi-build acrylic Resene X-200
  • Seal and 2 coats @ 250ums DFT
0.60 m2
New exterior work Hour
% factor
Measure

Stop screw fixing seal and 2 coats exterior acrylic

  • (a) Titan Board
  • (b) Exotec Board
0.48 m2
Flush stop Villaboard and flush stop Harditex include joint flushing and taping 0.38 m2
Painting timber decks    
  • 2 x acrylic low sheen
0.24 m2
  • 2 x oil stain
0.22 m2
Exterior oil stain    
  • 2 coats dressed timber
0.22 m2
  • 1 further coat dressed timber
0.09 m2
  • 2 further coats 0-150mm
0.06 LM
  • 2 further coats 150-300mm
0.09 LM
  • 2 coats rough sawn
0.33 m2
  • 2 coats 0-150mm
0.12 LM
  • 2 coats 150-300mm
0.16 LM
Roofs – apply Resene Roof and Metal Wash and clean fresh water 0.09 m2
Roofs – apply primer and 2 coats anti-corrosive acrylic gloss    
  • (a) galv corrugated iron (flat measure)
0.18 m2
  • (b) galv tray roof profile (flat measure)
0.24 m2
  • * ditto to above apply primer
  • * and 2 coats MIOX micaceous
add 10% to above
Roofs – apply membrane primer and 2 coats acrylic to Butynol fabric roofing 0.24 m2
Pipe handrails – galvanised 38mm diameter
  • Apply etch primer and 2 coats enamel
0.11 LM
Roughsawn post rail and boarded fence
  • 2 coats low sheen - flat measure – acrylic
0.22 m2
Seal and 2 coats acrylic to Hardiflex (including joints) 0.18 m2
Exterior work Hour
% factor
Measure
Repainting weatherboards in good condition – prep – spot prime and 2 coats acrylic (add in preparation as needed) 0.52 m2
Remove old putty and reglaze (includes labour and materials) 0.27 LM
Repaint wooden window frames and sashes. Spot prime 2 coats acrylic enamel (casement type) measure flat overall. 1.10 m2
* add plusage    
  • colonial type
+20% overall
  • whitco stays
+25%  
  • hopper sashes
+25%  
  • double humg
as for casements
Repaint exterior doors and frames – typical tongue and groove and braced type item each
  • Glazed top light
item each
  • Glazed 3 light
item each
Clean glass/remove all paint and polish 0.11 m2
Prepare and recoat oil stain 2 coats to weatherboards 0.26 m2
Prepare and recoat oil stain 2 coats to posts/beams etc 0.14 LM
Prepare and repaint Hardiplanks, spot prime, 2 coats acrylic 0.26 m2
Clean and paint 2 coats acrylic plastic spouting sand downpipes (all girths)
Allow +25% for colour contrast
0.12 LM
Repainting weatherboards in poor condition entails careful preparation and this takes time 1.10 m2
Repaint roofs in good condition. Spot prime and apply 2 coats acrylic gloss measures flat overall    
  • (a) galv corrugated iron
0.18 m2
  • (b) galv tray profile
0.24 m2
  • (c) decramastic tiles (low sheen)
0.24 m2
  • (d) clay tiles (include sealer coat)
0.38 m2
  • All applied by airless spray (wash down costs excluded)
   
Prepare, remove rust, prime (up to 4% of gross area) and apply solventless epoxy hi-build – Resene Alumastic – by HP airless @ WFT 250ums –125ums DFT    
  • (a) galv corrugated iron
0.16 m2
  • (b) tray profile
0.18 m2
  • (wash down costs excluded)
   

Clean, spot prime with adhesion primer and paint 2 coats flooring paint to

  • (a) concrete porches
  • (b) timber porch flooring (tongue and groove particularly)
0.24 m2
Either 2 coats oil stain or acrylic low sheen to profiled dektread decking ex 100mm with 5/10mm gaps, measured flat (cleaning, moss and mould treatment not included) 0.18 m2
Repainting smooth concrete or plaster – clean spot
Prime and 2 coats acrylic
   
  • brush and roll
0.26 m2
  • airless spray
0.18 m2
Repainting medium roughcast 2 coats acrylic 0.30 m2
Repainting coarse roughcast 2 coats acrylic 0.55 m2
Repaint concrete blockwork 2 coats acrylic (brush and roll) 0.24 m2
Repaint brickwork (brush and roll) 2 coats acrylic 0.26 m2
Apply acrylic glaze to painted surfaces in 2 coats 0.12 m2
Prepare and repaint Hardiplanks, spot prime, 2 coats acrylic 0.22 m2
Apply 2 coats catalysed urethane anti graffiti clears to acrylic paint systems    
  • smooth surface
0.16 m2
  • medium textures
0.18 m2
  • coarse – n/a
- -
Textured coatings applied to smooth jointed surfaces    
  • Fine sand profile
1.00 m2
  • Medium texture
1.50 m2
  • Coarse texture
1.80 m2
  • Includes
    • 1 x acrylic sealer
    • 2 passes texture coating
   
Specialist coatings Hour
% factor
Measure
Flood coat concrete with silicone sealer concrete surface 0.11 m2
Prime, sand fill apply build coats 2 pack acrylic urethane (colours/gloss levels). Brush and roll    
  • (a) brush and roll
0.52 m2
  • (b) *spray
0.54 m2
Apply 3 coats waterborne epoxy (Resene Aquapoxy) @ 120ums DFT (after preparation) 0.70 m2
Apply first coat thinned 30% and 2 coats epoxy hi-build (Resene Armourcote 510) to 250ums DFT (after preparation) 0.66 m2
Apply tank lining to tank interior (concrete) Flintkote emulsion system 0.36 m2
Apply 2 coats damp course membrane to concrete facing walls as waterproof membrane 0.22 m2
Machine sanding  *by others    
  • 1 coat particle board
approx m2
  • Sealer by roller
0.11 m2
  • Stopping
0.02 m2
  • 3 coats polythane by lambswool mops
0.29 m2
Layout and lines    
  • 4cm
0.10 LM
  • 5cm
0.10 LM
Membrane primer 0.12 m2
2 coats tennis court 0.28 m2
Lines 5cm 0.10 LM
Resene Blacktop (by roller) 0.16 m2
Resene Blacktop colours 0.16 m2
Spot prime, apply 2 coats anti-corrosive enamel to standard metal fire escape – little or no rust by brushwork 4.0 Per flight run
Painting existing pipework runs – clean down, remove flaking paint, spot prime and paint in gloss enamel 2 coats    
  • 25mm O (sprinkler types)
0.06 LM
  • 38mm O (sprinkler types
0.08 LM
  • 50mm O (water supply)
0.10 LM
  • 100mm O (drains)
0.14 LM
above 100mm by m2 0.26 SM
Prepare surface by thorough sanding, supply and apply etch on adhesion primer 0.13 m2
Acid etch, rinse and wet vacuum concrete floors N/A m2
Captive shotblast/diamond grind concrete floor to 120–150um profile N/A m2

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