Top Tip

Sunscreen Satin is matched to Colourbond® sheen level for a uniform look.

DIY Exteriors

Calculating Paint Requirements

Step 2: Which Sheen should I use?

Knowing the characteristics and functions of each sheen level will help you select the best sheen or gloss level for your project.

The table below shows common sheen levels as used on exterior surfaces.

Wall Suncreen Trim
Sheen Level Low Sheen Satin Gloss Low Sheen Satin Gloss
Timber * * * * *
Weatherboard * *
Fibrous Cement *
Galvanised Iron Sheet * * * * *
Cement Render *
Masonry (Brick) * *
Trim, Doors Pergolas * * * * *
Colorbond® * *

Pascol Sunscreen is available in a wide range of sheen levels to suit your personal preference. Pascol Sunscreen is a smooth, opaque paint finish with enhanced resistance to UV light to protect the surface. Pascol Sunscreen offers protection with its all weather barrier and has a 15yr warranty against flaking, peeling and blistering*. Pascol Sunscreen is suitable to use without a primer on most properly prepared exterior surfaces including timber, galvanised iron sheet, fibrous cement, hardboards, cement render & masonry.

Keep reading...

Step 1: How much paint do I need?

Step 2: Which sheen should I use?

Step 3: Prepare the surface

Step 4: Let's paint

Step 5: Which tools do I need?

Step 6: Clean-up, storage & disposal

Guide Download

Download a PDF of our DIY Exterior Painting Guide

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