Decorating inspiration gallery

Working holiday

Resene PaintsJane is sure that painting the exterior of any house is time consuming, however has found that painting the exterior of their home seems to be never ending!

In a recent summer, instead of a holiday, Jane and her husband decided that the jobs on their house that they were putting off could wait no longer. They live in a relocated cottage on a farm in Glentunnel and after vacuuming up part of a windowsill when cleaning realised those external areas of rot wouldn’t survive another winter.

The first part of their project was to remove rotten weatherboards. They have replaced them in nearly a third of the house and still haven’t started the front. As the weatherboards go up they have been primed with Resene TimberLock, then once up, undercoated with Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat. It took them a long time to decide a colour scheme but they settled on Resene Tea on the weatherboards and Resene Dynamite on the detail on and around the windows and doors.


Resene Paints

CeilingsWeatherboards Window and door details
Resene Tea Resene Dynamite

Inspiration gallery 2008
Thanks to Jane.



Decorating inspiration gallery
Click on the links below to view more great home decorating ideas and colour schemes for home interiors and exteriors.

View Videos

Resene Paints Ltd

Choose your Resene paint colours

Our vision is to be respected as an ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile and Environmental Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene’s images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

PO Box 924, Beenleigh, Queensland 4207
P: 1800 738 383. F: 1800 064 960

New Zealand:
PO Box 38242, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045
P: +64 (4) 577 0500, 0800 RESENE (737 363). F: (04) 577 0600