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BeforeBeach do-up

With the paintwork on their beach house at Whangamata becoming flaky and tired, Claire decided it was time to modernise the finish without breaking the bank.

The main house colour, white, was retained for budget purposes. The peppermint green that covered the windowsills, triangular feature boards and garage doors was changed to Resene Arrowtown. Some of the door surrounds and bargeboards that were once white were also redecorated in Resene Arrowtown, giving the house more impact.

The green under the eves and porch area was repainted in Resene Tea while the roof was changed from dark grey to the lighter Resene Sword. The lighter grey matched the silver joinery and the grey paved driveway, complementing the new neutral palette.


  The windowsills, triangular feature boards and garage doors was changed to Resene Arrowtown

Bargeboards and windowsills Garage door Roof
Resene Arrowtown Resene Arrowtown Resene Sword

With all hands on deck, the five family members did everything from preparing the surface to painting the roof. The house has been modernised, changing the entire colour scheme without spending too much money or time.

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Thanks to Claire.



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