Painting and decorating


Steelwork shall be coated to provide adequate protection and be suitable for the intended use and location.

Decorative finishes may be applied to galvanised steel following suitable preparation with a mordant wash.

Decorative finishes applied to steelwork that has been protected by coatings (including intumescent paint for fire resistance) in accordance with Chapter 6.5 ‘Steelwork’, must be compatible with the protective coating. The manufacturer’s recommendations should be followed. Any damage to the protective coatings should be made good prior to decorative finishes being applied.