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Painting brickwork

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 Brickwork

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

  1. Treat moss and mould with Resene Moss & Mould Killer

  2. Wash down using Resene Paint Prep and Housewash or alternatively waterblast at 2000 psi

  3. Apply Resene Sureseal

  4. Fill voids as per schedule earlier

  5. Is waterproofing an issue?

    1. If No:
      1. Apply 2 coats of Resene Sonyx 101
      2. Alternatively, apply 2-3 coats of Resene Lumbersider
    2. If Yes:
      1. Apply 2 coats of Resene X-200

An alternative is to plaster the brickwork using Rockcote. It is popular to plaster over bricks and achieve either a monolithic finish or to retain the patina of the bricks. Resene AquaShield makes an ideal topcoat.


Things to consider


Clinker bricks
Clinker brick style

Clinker bricks
Clinker brick style

Key accessories essential to complete the job

Add-ons – to make the job easier or quicker

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