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New paperfaced plasterboard walls

Resene Popular Paint Systems – painting interior walls: 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 paperfaced plasterboard walls - preparation

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

  1. Stopped and sanded with paperfaced and stopping compounds visible

  2. Do you want Level 4 or Level 5 finish?

    1. Level 4 finish:
      1. Proceed to step 3...
    2. Level 5 finish:
  3. Wet areas or kitchen?

    1. Yes:
      1. Resene Waterborne Sureseal or Resene Smooth Surface Sealer
    2. No:
      1. Resene Broadwall Acrylic Wallboard Sealer
  4. Lightly sand using 220 grit zinc stearate sandpaper

  5. Refer to room flow charts

Painting interior walls


Key accessories essential to complete the job

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