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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 shadowclad and plywood

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

  1. Ensure the surface is clean and dust free

  2. Prime using Resene Quick Dry Primer

  3. Fill any nail holes and gaps, spot prime with Resene Quick Dry Primer

  4. Topcoat options...

    • Recommend 2 coats of Resene Lumbersider followed by a 3rd coat after 4-6 months to fill checks and splits, refer notes
    • Alternatively for a semi gloss finish recommend 2 coats of Resene Sonyx 101 waterborne semi-gloss followed by a 3rd coat after 4-6 months to fill checks and splits, refer notes

‘Use paint colours with a light reflectance value of 40%-100% to meet the 50 year durability requirement of the NZBC to prevent potential problems such as face checking. The use of ‘Resene Cool Colour Technology’ can increase the range of dark colours (LRV <40%) which can be used on the substrate and may be acceptable to the local Territorial Authority as an ‘Alternative Solution’.’

Also consider using: Mouldefender and CoolColour

Shadowclad and plywood



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