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Painting designer / modern homes

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.

How to paint designer / modern homes

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

  1. Refer to appropriate preparation chart

  2. Thoroughly wash to remove contaminants

  3. Choose appearance:

    1. For a textured sandstone appearance:
      1. Apply 2 coats of Resene Sandtex Standard or Superfine
      2. An optional glaze, such as Resene Multishield+ (now Resene Concrete Clear) could be used to enhance cleanability
    2. For a contemporary bold look:
      1. Apply 2-3 coats of Resene Sonyx 101
    3. For a striking effect:
      1. Try a Resene Enamacryl Metallic finish – preferably sprayed or applied over a lightly textured finish, such as Resene Sandtex

Designer/modern homes

Things to consider

Designer/modern homes

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. Strong colours are more dramatic the higher the gloss level of the paint finish.

  4. The use of a glaze, particularly Resene Sun Defier, will increase the time to first maintenance.

  5. Alternatively Resene Sandtex or Resene Thixalon 5 textured using a goop loop roller could be used, particularly if the surface is rough.

  6. Resene Enamacryl Metallic finish could also be used. It is especially striking either direct to a primed surface or over a subtle texture, such as Resene Sandtex.

Key accessories essential to complete the job

Add-ons – to make the job easier or quicker

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