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.
Select the wall surface you will be painting from the list below to view how to prepare and finish the surface.
Note: Refer to the PDF flowchart for a visual of the steps below:
Stopped and sanded with paperfaced and stopping compounds visible
Do you want Level 4 or Level 5 finish?
Wet areas or kitchen?
Lightly sand using 220 grit zinc stearate sandpaper
Refer to room flow charts
Paperfaced plasterboard is produced in several differing grades. Some are reinforced for added bracing strength, have additional waterproofing for wet areas or are thicker for soundproofing etc. The paper itself is easy to paint, but most issues occur because of the differences between the plaster stopping and the wallboard paper.
The quality of the wall linings are measured on a scale of 0 to 5, a measure of how smooth and blemish free the wall is, which determines where the wall linings should be used. The better the surface finish the higher the cost.
Level 3 is used under textured coatings and heavy wallpapers, such as Anaglypta.
Level 4 is the most common recommendation on painted walls where a low sheen or flat finish is to be used. However the joints will be highlighted in critical light conditions.
Level 5 is the best finish and requires a plaster skim coat or application of Resene Broadwall Surface Prep. It is recommended in critical light situations and where gloss or semi-gloss paints are used.
Paperfaced plasterboard stoppings will need a light sand using zinc stearate 220 grit sandpaper. This will generate a lot of annoying dust.
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