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Repainting kitchens and living rooms – including open plan

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 repaint kitchens and living rooms


– including open plan

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

  1. Using a soft cloth, wipe the walls down using Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner or mild detergent and warm water

    • Use Sugar Soap to remove any grease and oils from around the cooking area
  2. Fill all dents, defects and holes using Selleys Rapid Filla and lightly sand

  3. Use Selleys No More Gaps on any cracks between the walls and skirtings and/or scotias

  4. Sand old enamel paints with 220 grit sandpaper (often used in older kitchens)

  5. Spot prime using Resene Quick Dry Acrylic Primer Undercoat

  6. Apply Resene Sureseal to any water stains or ink marks

  7. Topcoat options:

Paint kitchen

An average open plan kitchen and living room will use 4-6 litres of paint.

Notes:

Key accessories essential to complete the job

Add-ons – to make the job easier or quicker

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