Resene offers clear and simple paint specification guidelines, designed to make specifying the right paint system easier. Create a One-Line Specification for your project - select either the substrate listed below or refer to 2(iii) One-Line Specifications Index below for a list of substrates. Our Technical Experts can write the specification for you if preferred. Or try out Resene TechSpec, our online specification tool.
TechSpec online specification tool
Resene Engineered Coating Systems
|Resene technical experts will write a specification based on your brief. If you are in doubt about any aspect of your Resene specification, please contact your local Resene Representative or ColorShop who will be happy to assist.|
Resene branded sections in specifier software
|Product Data Sheets||MasterSpec|
|2(i) How to use the One-Line Specifications||NatSpec|
|2(iii) One-Line Specifications substrate Index|
Resene One-Line Specification Manual
|- View in alphabetical order||Contents|
|- View in numerical order||1(i) Introduction|
|Alphabetical order of substrates:||1(ii) Selecting Paint Systems|
Sheeting, Glass Reinforced Epoxy, Glass Reinforced
Polyester, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Unplasticised PVC (spec 12e, 12i)
|1(iii) Gloss Levels|
|Anti-Graffiti Systems (spec 19e/i)||1(v) Promise of quality|
|1(vii) Make a sustainable choice brochure|
Enamel Systems, Glass, Glazed Tiles, Polyethylene
and Polypropylene (spec 11e, 11i)
|1(viii) Surface Areas|
|1(ix) Paint Terminology and Definitions|
|Bitumen, Butyl and EPDM Rubber (spec 10e)||Fire Ratings Test Results|
|Brick, Terracotta (spec 13e, 13i, 13e/i)||VOC Summary|
|Canvas, Hessian, Scandatex (spec 16e, 16i)||Oddy Test Results – for paints used in museums|
|Cedar (spec 8e)||Slip Resistance Test Results - Lumbersider|
|Cementitious Surfaces (spec 1e, 1i)||Slip Resistance Test Results - Non-Skid Deck & Path|
Tiles, Decorative Aggregate Flooring, Hard Fired
Non Absorbent Tiles, Slate and Stone (spec 14e/i)
|Slip Resistance Test Results - Walk-on|
|Ferrous Metals (spec 6e, 6i)||Tennis Court Coating Bounce Test Results|
|Fibrous Plaster, Paperfaced Plaster and Solid Plaster (spec 15i)||Resene Linea® Paint warranty (NZ)|
|Flooring Systems (spec 18e/i)||Quick guide to Resene products|
|Galvanised Steel and Zincalume (spec 5e)|
|Matai and Totara (spec 9e, 9i, 9e/i)|
|Mild Steels (spec 22e, 22i)||Ferrous Metals (spec 6)|
|New Hot Dipped Galvanised Mild Steel (spec 23e)||Slip Resistance Test Results - Aquapoxy|
|New Metal Spray Coatings (spec 24e)||Slip Resistance Test Results - Uracryl 403|
|Non-Ferrous Metals (spec 7e, 7i)||Contents|
|Paint Effects (spec 21e/i)||Introduction|
|Special Effects Metallic and Pearlescent Finishes (spec 25e/i)||1:1 Coating System Selection|
|Specialist Interior Finishes: Resene ArmourCat acid-catalysed systems (spec 26i)||1:2 Corrosion Theory|
|1:3 Design Principles|
|Textured Coatings (spec 20e/i)||1:4 Cost Considerations|
|Timber Decks, Pergolas and Fences (spec 4e)||1:5 Health and Safety Precautions Part 1|
|Timber - Hardboard, Plywood and Weatherboard (spec 2e, 2e/i, 2i)||1:6 Health and Safety Precautions Part 2|
|Timber Joinery (spec 3e, 3i)||1:7 Health and Safety Precautions Part 3|
|Weathertight Membranes (spec 17e)||1:8 Surface Preparation Part 1|
|1:9 Surface Preparation Part 2|
|Numerical order of substrates:||1:10 Surface Preparation Part 3|
|1 (1e, 1i) = Cementitious Surfaces||1:11 General Surface Preparation|
|2 (2e, 2e/i, 2i) = Timber - Hardboard, Plywood and Weatherboard||1:12 Film Thickness Conversion|
|3 (3e, 3i) = Timber Joinery||1:13 Temperature Conversion|
|4 (4e) = Timber Decks, Pergolas and Fences||1:14 Volume Conversion|
|5 (5e) = Galvanised Steel and Zincalume||1:15 Thinner Flash Points|
|6 (6e, 6i) = Ferrous Metals||1:16 Surface Area|
|7 (7e, 7i) = Non-Ferrous Metals||1:17 Temperature/humidity Guide|
|8 (8e) = Cedar||22e-24e, 26i Specification Guidelines:|
|9 (9e, 9i, 9e/i) = Matai and Totara||AS/NZS 2312 Paint Systems for Steel - Part 1: Paint coatings
AS/NZS 2312 Paint Systems for Galvanised Steel - Part 2: Hot dip galvanizing
|10 (10e) = Bitumen, Butyl and EPDM Rubber||Product Data Sheets|
|11 (11e, 11i) = Baked Enamel Systems, Glass, Glazed Tiles, Polyethylene and Polypropylene||Mild Steel Specifications (spec 22)|
|12 (12e, 12i) = Acrylic Sheeting, Glass Reinforced Epoxy, Glass Reinforced Polyester, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Unplasticised PVC||New Hot Dipped Galvanised Mild Steel (spec 23)|
|13 (13e, 13i, 13e/i) = Brick, Terracotta||New Metal Spray Coatings (spec 24)|
|14 (14e/i) = Clay Tiles, Decorative Aggregate Flooring, Hard Fired Non Absorbent Tiles, Slate and Stone||Specialist Interior Finishes: Resene ArmourCat (spec 26)|
|15 (15i) = Fibrous Plaster, Paperfaced Plaster and Solid Plaster||Putting your safety first|
|16 (16e, 16i) = Canvas, Hessian, Scandatex|
|17 (17e) = Weathertight Membranes|
|18 (18e/i) = Flooring Systems|
|19 (19e/i) = Anti-Graffiti Systems|
|20 (20e/i) =Textured Coatings|
|21 (21e/i) = Paint Effects|
|22 (22e, 22i) = Mild Steels|
|23 (23e) = New Hot Dipped Galvanised Mild Steel|
|24 (24e) = New Metal Spray Coatings|
|25 (25e/i) = Special Effects Metallic and Pearlescent Finishes|
|26 (26i) = Specialist Interior Finishes: Resene ArmourCat acid-catalysed systems|
|For information on paint related problems see the Resene problem solver section|
|Resene prints brochures, flyers etc on sustainable paper stocks wherever possible. When you download some pdf files from this website they will refer to being printed on sustainable paper stock. This is because they are an electronic copy of what we distribute to our customers.|
A. Select the Substrate to be painted. (Suppose it is desired to coat the exterior of a concrete block
Looking up concrete block in the One-Line Specification index will direct you to the appropriate specification
sheet. (Specification 1 - Cementitious surfaces in this example.)
B. Choose the Environment: exterior or interior. (Exterior in this example).
C. Select the Paint type: waterborne or solventborne paint.
If unsure see, Section 1 (ii) - ‘Selecting paint systems’.
Select the paint system (waterborne or solventborne) and go to the appropriate box on the specification
sheet. See the comments on the specification sheet for confirmation. (A waterborne system is preferred in this example.)
D. Select the appropriate Gloss level. Section 1 (iii) covers gloss levels. Also see the Resene Architectural Sample Box. (Gloss is selected in this example.)
You have now reached a unique Resene specification number.
This number describes the generic paint system, appropriate for your selected Substrate, Environment, Paint type and Gloss level.
Resene offers clear and simple paint specification guidelines, designed to make specifying the right paint system easier. Available in hard copy form in the Resene One-Line Specification Manual below or as part of the Resene EzySpec online system.
Writing specifications can be a time consuming process, particularly when new substrates or coatings are desired. With endless combinations of substrates and materials, it is often difficult to know which system is the best system in each situation. One-Line Specifications will not be suitable for all projects. Resene also offers a customised specification process where Resene technical experts will write a specification based on your brief. If you are in doubt about any aspect of your Resene specification, please contact your local Resene Representative or ColorShop who will be happy to assist.
To simplify the specification writing process, Resene offer Resene EzySpec, an innovative method of determining the right paint system for the project online. Based on the ever popular Resene One-Line Specification Manual, including systems and information from the hard copy manual held by many specifiers, Resene EzySpec is designed to facilitate access to all parts of the One-Line Specification System by utilising the latest online technology.
To view specifications and data sheets you will need Acrobat Reader. All surface preparation and data sheets highlighted in light blue in the pdfs are clickable links - simply click on them to view the appropriate surface preparation or data sheet.
To create a One-Line Specification for your project select either the substrate listed below or refer to 2(iii) One-Line Specifications Index below for a list of substrates. Once you reach the appropriate specification page simply read through the information and use the tables to determine interior or exterior exposure, solventborne vs waterborne, desired gloss level and so on.
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Download a zipped file of the Resene One-Line Specifications and Manual and the Engineered Coating Systems Manual.
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