Painting & Decorating
Exterior Paint Preparation - not as tough as it looks
Exterior painted surfaces eventually break down by gradual erosion over several years, leaving a weathered or powdery surface that can be repainted after a quick wash down. Unfortunately, and for a number of reasons, this is not always the case. Is the s
Roller Painting story from Resene
Rollers are the ideal way to paint a large area quickly and get a professional result. Painting with a roller is fast and easy if you let the roller fabric do the work. The fabric pile on the roller will control the paint application, so all you need to d
Keep your cool... with Resene Cool Colours
Keep homes and buildings cooler in summer with Cool Colour technology.
Paintbrushes story from Resene
It takes time to become good, accurate and fast with a paintbrush. Have patience with yourself if you're just starting out. Work on your quality first, then on speed. This way you will speed up your quality work rather than start and speed up sloppy work.
Lead-based paint - Story from Resene
Until 1965, many paints on the New Zealand market had high lead levels. This was particularly true of pre-1945 paints. Even if a building has been recently painted, it may have been painted with lead based paints or have layers of old paint covered by mod
Wet wise - painting bathrooms
Inhibit mould and bacteria growth in bathrooms, laundries and other wet areas with Resene SpaceCote Kitchen & Bathroom.
Discourage the appearance of fly spots with Resene Fly Deterrent. Extensive testing by an accredited laboratory has shown significant reductions in fly spots compared to standard paint systems.
Preparing for a Good Paint Finish
Rather than spending a lot of time and energy stripping back dated wallpaper and preparing the surface for a new coat of paint, consider completely removing those old wall linings and replacing them with new GIB® Plasterboard.