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Sticking together

Surrounded by a group of eight 'Art Deco' houses, a river and a reserve, Gaylene's house called out to be painted in colours that complemented the other homes and the colours of nature. Resene Sonyx 101 semi-gloss acrylic tinted to Resene Bud was selected as the main wall colour complemented by trim work in Resene Hi-Glo tinted to Resene Old Brick and a special colour match to New Denim Blue.

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Exterior walls Trim work Trim work
Resene Bud Resene Old Brick New Denim Blue
Resene Bud Resene Old Brick New Denim Blue

The exterior was waterblasted, necessary to remove the loose lifting paint and ensure the surface was sound for painting. The heavily textured concrete made roller application difficult, so the entire exterior was painted by brush.

The redecorating project took place over one summer, assisted by a 'painting party' to do the main work. Friends appearing with a brush were treated to a BBQ and drinks in exchange for their painting efforts.

Gaylene believes "consideration must be given to the surrounding area when selecting colours to ensure the scheme suits the setting. And don't forget that good preparation is essential."

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Thanks to Gaylene.



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