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.
Select the timber surface you will be painting from the list below to view how to prepare and finish the surface.
Preparation & finishing flowcharts
Note: Refer to the PDF flowchart for a visual of the steps below:
Ensure the surface is clean and dust free
Fill any nail holes using Contract filler and gaps with Selleys Exterior No More Gaps
Spot prime filled areas with Resene Quick Dry Primer
Resene Sonyx 101 is our recommended topcoat for Linea. As there are often imperfections in the boards that Resene Hi-Glo will highlight. Resene Lumbersider is an option especially if the boards are in poor condition with lots of filled nailheads, joins etc or if a more rustic look is preferred.
Linea weatherboards utilise innovative ceramic technology to produce a very durable, movement and moisture resistant substrate – and is an ideal substrate for painting as it overcomes many of the movement related issues inherent in timber.
Its lack of movement and inertness mean that strong colours can be used without the risk of warping and shrinkage – problems common to timber weatherboards. As a result it is proving popular with designers and architects wishing to use stronger colours on their designs.
While they arrive at a building site primed they will need spot priming for any nail holes, cut edges and any sanded areas.
For maximum durability we recommend three topcoats are applied - this increases the coverage and therefore durability over sharper edged profiles.
Repainting older fibre cement weatherboards such as Hardiplank and Weathersider is usually straightforward. Our recommended topcoat is Resene Lumbersider. For preparation information and what to do if they contain asbestos refer to your Resene ColorShop.
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