Paint systems for earthquake affected building — select the surface you will be painting from the list below to view how to prepare and finish the surface.
Walls – preparation:
Walls – finishing (by room/s):
Other areas – preparation and finishing
Note: For a visual of the steps below outlining how to prepare and paint timber, weatherboards and linea, please reference the PDF flowchart.
Note: For more information on products, view the Product Data Sheet referred to in ( ) after the product name. Decorator products are recommended for trade use only.
Resene Sonyx 101 is our recommended topcoat for Linea. As there are often imperfections in the boards that Resene Hi-Glo (D31) will highlight. Resene Lumbersider is an option especially if the boards are in poor condition with lots of filled nailheads, joins etc or if a more rustic look is preferred.
Linea weatherboards utilise innovative ceramic technology to produce a very durable, movement and moisture resistant substrate – and is an ideal substrate for painting as it overcomes many of the movement related issues inherent in timber.
Its lack of movement and inertness mean that strong colours can be used without the risk of warping and shrinkage – problems common to timber weatherboards. As a result it is proving popular with designers and architects wishing to use stronger colours on their designs.
While they arrive at a building site primed they will need spot priming for any nail holes, cut edges and any sanded areas.
For maximum durability we recommend three topcoats are applied - this increases the coverage and therefore durability over sharper edged profiles.
To extend colour durability still further a coat of Resene Concrete Clear (flat, satin or gloss) (D54A) can be applied (usually over Resene Lumbersider).
Repainting older fibre cement weatherboards such as Hardiplank and Weathersider is usually straightforward. Our recommended topcoat is Resene Lumbersider. For preparation information and what to do if they contain asbestos refer to your Resene ColorShop.