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Resene Popular Paint Systems – exterior timber: training notes

This web page is an edited version of the Resene Best System Selling training notes provided to Resene staff and is provided to enable you to gain a greater understanding of the substrates and paint systems you may encounter in your decorating project. It is impossible to cover all decorating scenarios in a single document, so if you are in doubt about any aspect of your project please contact Resene for assistance.

How to paint new timber and weatherboards

Note: Refer to the PDF flowchart for a visual of the steps below:

  1. Wash thoroughly to remove any dirt, contaminants etc. Rinse thoroughly

  2. Options...

    • Primed with Resene True-Prime Primer
      1. Proceed to step 3
    • Unpainted
      1. Prime using Resene Quick Dry Primer, proceed to step 3
    • Pre-primed with Holding or Transport Primer
      1. Sand throughly using 100-120 grit zinc sterate sandpaper refer notes
      2. Prime using Resene Wood Primer, proceed to step 3
  3. Fill any holes and gaps, lightly sand filled areas with 220 grit sandpaper and reprime with Resene Quick Dry Primer

  4. Topcoat options...

Also consider using: Mouldefender and CoolColour

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