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.
– including open plan
Note: Refer to the PDF flowchart for a visual of the steps below:
Using a soft cloth, wipe the walls down using Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner or mild detergent and warm water
Fill all dents, defects and holes using Selleys Rapid Filla and lightly sand
Use Selleys No More Gaps on any cracks between the walls and skirtings and/or scotias
Sand old enamel paints with 220 grit sandpaper (often used in older kitchens)
Spot prime using Resene Quick Dry Acrylic Primer Undercoat
Apply Resene Sureseal to any water stains or ink marks
An average open plan kitchen and living room will use 4-6 litres of paint.
As there are invariably shared walls it is important to use a paint that performs well in all areas. Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen is the best in this situation.
Most modern kitchens have good ventilation and glass, tiled or stainless splashbacks in cooking areas. This means that a solventborne system is now not normally required.
Grease and oil must be removed prior to repainting using Sugar Soap or a strong kitchen cleaner, such as ‘Jif’.
When dealing with ceilings it is important to remember that steam from kettles and cooking may become a problem for flat ceiling paints. Resene Zylone 20 and Resene SpaceCote Flat are much tougher than Resene Ceiling Paint and should be recommended particularly in the kitchen area but should be avoided for walls that may require regular cleaning.
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