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:
Refer to appropriate preparation chart
Wash using Resene Paint Prep and Housewash
Is waterproofing an issue?
When a building or construction method is described as being ‘monolithic construction’ this is a reference to how it looks.
Monolithic buildings may be any age including Art Deco and old masonry but in the main, it refers to modern construction and building types including EIFS systems like Rockcote, Harditex and plasterbased systems.
Unless there are waterproofing issues, the choice of topcoat will be the same and dependant on the aesthetics of the building.
Mediterranean homes are also monolithic but are used to describe a house that has small or no eaves and has a Mediterranean ‘look‘ to it. Typically they are built using textures, plastered fibre cement sheets or plastered masonry. Actual Mediterranean dwellings were typically painted in flat or low sheen finishes and in Italy and Spain limewashes were common.
Resene AquaShield replicates the look and style of the Mediterranean. It is dead flat and has a chalky aged look to it, but it is both durable and water resistant making it the ideal system for New Zealand and Australian masonry finishes.
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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.