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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 wooden windows, doors and joinery

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

  1. Thoroughly wash - ideally with Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, rinse well

  2. Options...

  3. Fill any nail holes and cracks with Contract Filler, sand smooth and spot prime

  4. Topcoat options...

Also consider using: Mouldefender and CoolColour

New wooden windows, doors and joinery


Paint edges or scribers the same colour as the window frame

Window edge colour

Key accessories

Add ons

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