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Painting timber and weatherboards in good condition

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 timber and weatherboards in good condition

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

  1. Treat moss and mould with Resene Moss & Mould Killer

  2. Wash and scrub using Resene Paint Prep and Housewash

  3. Sand any flaking paint using 120-150 grit zinc sterate sandpaper

  4. Spot prime using Resene Quick Dry Primer

  5. Fill any holes and gaps, lightly sand filled areas with 220 grit sandpaper and reprime with Resene Quick Dry Primer

  6. Topcoat options:

    • For a semi gloss finish recommend 2 coats of Resene Sonyx 101 waterborne semi-gloss
    • For a high gloss finish recommend 2 coats of Resene Hi-Glo waterborne gloss

Also consider using: Mouldefender and CoolColour

Painting timber and weatherboards in good condition


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