How to Paint Au.diBoard VoglFuge

A seamless, continuously perforated acoustic plasterboard ceiling delivers a striking feature to any project. Selecting the right product and finish for the project is paramount.

VoglFuge combines German engineering, the latest materials and years of research and development to deliver a stunning, continuously perforated acoustic ceiling.

The Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries (AWCI) and the Australian Paint Manufacturer’s Federation (APMF) have established recommendations for the finishing of plasterboard, after recognising the need for a clear and concise guide.

What is AS/NZS 2311:2017

The Australian Standard AS/NZS 2311:2017 – Guide to the Painting of Buildings, defines the objective to deliver the appearance of a uniform surface texture and colour.


Three-coat system

As per AS/NZS 2311:2017 painting of plasterboard must comprise a three-coat system with a short nap roller. Failure to apply the three-coat system will hinder the performance and may result in joints being visible and the warranty voided.

  • -Sealer Undercoat x 1
  • -Top Coat x 2

Sealing the surface – the most important step

The essential first step is to apply a good quality sealer to the VoglFuge panel and joints. The undercoat seals the plasterboard so that the subsequent top coats don’t absorb into the board, ensuring a smooth uniform surface for the seamless design of the VoglFuge ceiling. Once the sealer undercoat is dry, two top coats of good quality light coloured paint must be applied, ensuring adequate drying between coats as defined in the Standard.

Let’s take a short nap

A short nap roller that is! Using a short nap roller is the preferred method for a uniform finish and texture, providing an even build over the plasterboard and joints.

And to finish

A faultless VoglFuge finish can only be achieved by good installation practice, quality paints and specified application methods resulting in a minimum finished dry film thickness of 75 microns. A number of factors including appropriate lighting and paint colour selection can affect the final result and these should be considered at the design stage.

Plasterboard and paint systems must be installed and applied strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications and those of the applicable Australian Standards for the performance and integrity, including the jointing and paint systems, for VoglFuge to be warranted.

How to ensure the perfect finish

  • -Use light coloured paint only
  • -Do not use gloss paint – gloss finish enhances every detail and imperfection
  • -Do not use a spray gun to paint plasterboard – spraying the paint may clog up the perforations and acoustic backing
  • -Apply paint with a short nap paint roller only – a long nap will ‘texture’ the surface
  • -Use a suitable sealer undercoat – not using the correct sealing method will increase the chance of joints showing through
  • -Use good quality paint – the viscosity of poor quality paint is generally less
  • -Allow sufficient drying time between coats – for a seamless finish

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Source: Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries


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