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Painting timber and weatherboards in poor 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 poor 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 - pay particular attention to flaking areas

  3. Remove all perished or unstable paint - see notes

  4. Sand any exposed timber and surface imperfections

    • Resene TimberLock should be considered as a preservative and conditioner if paint is stripped
  5. Spot prime using Resene Wood Primer (if rust stained and/or degraded) or Resene Quick Dry Primer

  6. Fill holes and gaps with Contract filler and gap filler

  7. Sand filled areas with 220 grit sandpaper and spot prime as above

  8. Options...

Also consider using: Mouldefender and CoolColour

Painting timber and weatherboards in poor condition


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