1. REQUIREMENTS
    1. Plans shall designate color and sheen to be used.
    2. Coat/seal all items prior to installation as much as possible; special consideration(s) required in occupied buildings. At pre-construction meeting define plans to reduce impact to building users regarding application of finishes, paints, adhesives, etc.
      1. All Surfaces shall be primed prior to the application of minimum two finish coats of paint
      2. Apply at dry thickness of 1.5 mil per coat
    3. Paints should be selected for maximum durability (infrequent repainting) and minimum environmental and human impact for the given application.  Consider ventilation, exposure to physical damage, vandalism potential, liquids, likely maintenance frequency, etc.
    4. Water based finishes only for interior and onsite applications.
    5. The following paint manufacturers are acceptable:
      1. Benjamin Moore: Aura, Advance, or Natura
      2. Flecto (UHDS)
      3. Miller: Evolution, Premium
      4. Pittsburgh
      5. Rust-Oleum
      6. Sherwin-Williams
    6. OSHA Safety Colors:
      1. All colors should conform to OSHA and ANSI specifications and are available in IronClad Quick Dry Industrial Enamel (071).
    7. Low VOC materials are to be used; zero VOC when available. Paint containing 5 grams/liter or less is considered "Zero VOC", according to the EPA Reference Test Method 24. On new construction or major remodels, follow applicable LEED criteria for low or zero VOC paint. Low VOC < 50 grams/liter
    8. The finish manufacturer’s recommendations for acceptable moisture ranges prior to application / installation shall be followed. Moisture testing on concrete, substrate, etc. is required prior to installation of finishes and results must be submitted to the OSU Project Manager.
    9. Covering or painting of any signs, labels, identification, etc. requires replacement.
    10. Provide schedule of colors and finishes including:  manufacturer, product, color names and numbers, sheen level, and other specific identifying information.
    11. Within the OSU National Historic District it is not permitted to paint over or retouch murals that are 50-years old or older, or to paint over existing architectural features, such as signs, or previously unpainted metalwork, brickwork, stonework and masonry.
  2. APPROPRIATE PAINT APPLICATION BY AREA
    1. Interior surfaces
      1. OSU requires ceilings and walls in general purpose areas (offices, classrooms, conference rooms, break rooms, lobbies, hallways, etc.) to receive low or zero VOC paint.
      2. Acceptable products:
        1. Benjamin Moore:  Aura, Advance, or Natura
        2. Miller:  Evolution, Premium
        3. Sherwin-Williams:  Duration, SuperPaint, Emerald
      3. Doors, door frames, hand rails, corner trim, floors, certain lab surfaces and other areas exposed to high or frequent impact may receive higher durability products, satin sheen at a minimum.  These products may or may not be low or zero VOC.
      4. Eggshell paint shall be used on ceilings. Walls shall have minimum eggshell sheen. Higher use areas shall have higher sheen applications to allow for cleaning.
    2. Exterior surfaces
      1. Exterior surfaces should be painted with products appropriate for the substrate and exposure to weather, vandalism, graffiti and other elements.
      2. Minimum 15 year durability paint on all exterior surfaces. Acceptable paints include Benjamin Moore Aura; Miller Evolution-exterior; and Sherwin Williams Duration.
      3. Exterior metal accessories and/or furnishings shall be galvanized or powder coated; no painted finish.   Include Kynar 500® resin - polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)
        1. Galvanized when accessories are poured in place and/or not removable for refinishing.
        2. Powder coated when accessories are removable for refinishing.
    3. Pavement Markings
      1. Refer to OSU Construction Standard Section 32 10 00 Paving, Item E. Pavement Markings for information
Last Updated: 
01/30/2020