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Painting concrete, plasters and cement-based substrates - a "how to" guide

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.

Painting concrete, plasters and cement-based substrates
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Preparation flowcharts:

Select the substrate you will be painting from the list below to view how to prepare the surface.

  1. New unpainted concrete

  2. Old unpainted cementitious surfaces - in good condition

  3. Previously painted - in good condition

  4. Cementitious surfaces cracked and/or leaking - painted or unpainted

  5. Previously painted over old bituminous paint or membrane  

Topcoat systems flowcharts:

Select the substrate you will be painting from the list below to view how to prepare and finish the surface.

  1. Stucco, render, plaster, in-situ concrete and fibre cement

  2. Concrete blocks and blockwork

  3. Brickwork

  4. Mediterranean, monolithic, stucco and masonry

  5. Art Deco and heritage buildings

  6. Commercial - precast and in-situ concrete, fibre cement panels and tilt slab

  7. Designer/modern homes

 

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.

 

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