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From the Resene product range, Resene Smooth Surface Sealer

Getting paint to stick to smooth surfaces, such as tiles, can be tricky, with the paint slipping and sliding around the surface.

Resene Smooth Surface Sealer

Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer provides the ideal solution acting as a grip coat on smooth surfaces making them ready for topcoating with your favourite Resene topcoat.

Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer has excellent adhesion and will stick to a wide variety of smooth surfaces inside or out. It is also suitable for use on new paperfaced plasterboard in wet areas where a waterborne option is desired. For stained or yellowed paperfaced plasterboard, use Resene Sureseal pigmented sealer (see Data Sheet D42).

Best of all, because Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer is waterborne, it has much lower VOCs than solventborne products that would traditionally have been used. And it’s Environmental Choice approved.

For those coating exterior cementitious surfaces, we recommend Resene Concrete Primer, which is optimised for use over cementitious surfaces.

For further technical information see Data Sheet D47a available from Resene ColorShops and Resellers or from the Resene website.

A selection of projects that have used Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer:

Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology

Smooth stained areas made way for painted surfaces with a sealer coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to promote adhesion of the topcoats. Remaining Rimu was stained with Resene Waterborne Colorwood tinted to Resene Meranti... View project


International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre

Previously two pack painted precast concrete was sealed with one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to promote adhesion of the topcoats followed by two coats of Resene AquaShield mineral effect finish tinted to a special blend of Antarctic White. View project


Seedling displays

Seedling displays

Taking the concept a step further, secondhand furniture (chairs, tables and cabinets) were collected then coated with an Environmental Choice approved system of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer followed by topcoating in Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel tinted to one of their selected 10 Resene colours. View project


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