Resene Popular Paint Systems –
Concrete, plasters and cement-based substrates: 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 substrate you will be painting from the list below to view how to prepare and finish the surface.
Topcoat systems flowcharts
Note: Refer to the PDF flowchart for a visual of the steps below:
Refer to appropriate preparation chart
Thoroughly wash to remove contaminants
The use of concrete and compressed sheet with expressed joints, such as Titan Board or ExoTec Panels, in residential construction is increasing. Traditionally these were the sole domain of commercial construction.
Mostly they are used in combination with other building materials, such as weatherboards, both timber and fibre cement (Linea) or COLORSTEE® or COLORBOND®. Very often it is to create a feature or dramatic impact and the chosen topcoat colours are usually bold and/or bright. Use Resene Sonyx 101 as the paint colour for a dramatic effect, although Resene Lumbersider may also be used (especially if the colour selected is not available in Resene Sonyx 101).
Strong colours are more dramatic the higher the gloss level of the paint finish.
The use of a glaze, particularly Resene Sun Defier, will increase the time to first maintenance.