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:
Treat moss and mould with Resene Moss & Mould Killer
Wash down using Resene Paint Prep and Housewash or alternatively waterblast at 2000 psi
Apply Resene Sureseal
Fill voids as per schedule earlier
Is waterproofing an issue?
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.
Painting over bricks either new or old is relatively straightforward. Resene generally recommend Resene Sureseal as a first coat to seal the bricks due to their high porosity and bind up old weak and friable pointing. It also serves to hold back potential salt staining on old brickwork.
Many homes built in the 70’s and early 80’s were built using ’Clinker bricks’, a normal brick with a rough outward facing profile. It is possible to chip the profile off and then plaster to achieve a monolithic finish, however this is not a project for the home handyperson.
Bricks can look quite striking when painted.
Clinker brick style
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Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online. See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.