Resene Popular Paint Systems –
Concrete, plasters and cement-based substrates: 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 substrate you will be painting from the list below to view how to prepare and finish the surface.
Topcoat systems flowcharts
Note: Refer to the PDF flowchart for a visual of the steps below:
Spot prime exposed bitumen using Resene Membrane Roofing Primer
Fill cracks and voids:
Refer to topcoat systems flowcharts
It was common practice well into the 1970’s to waterproof concrete, masonry and concrete block buildings with a system comprising a bituminous (tar) basecoat and a waterborne topcoat – often many layers particularly of the bituminous basecoat were used. It was not until the introduction of Resene X-200 that these systems lost favour.
Paints – even modern waterborne paints do not adhere well to bituminous paints – Resene Membrane Roofing Primer does. It also adheres to membrane roofing systems.
The decision as to whether to waterblast or thoroughly scrub should be considered carefully. Both will clean the surface but waterblasting, particularly with high pressure will remove paint, which otherwise might not have needed to be removed.
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Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online. See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.