House exteriors can be painted in dark colours using Resene CoolColour technology.
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Cool Black

Resene CoolColour technologyHaving finally finished their interior renovation, the Kemp-Hill family was ready to start on the outside. With boring white weatherboards and green roof it was time for a big change. Sarah was keen on a black house but others were not so sure. After buying a range of Resene testpots in shades of dark greys through to dark blues, the time came to paint and they still didn’t have a colour. So with a quick decision, black it was, using Resene CoolColour Black.

The eaves and flashings were painted with Resene Lumbersider in Resene White to provide a visual break between the roof and weatherboards and to complement the white aluminium joinery. Having chosen Resene Tuna for the front and garage doors, they were a little unsure as to whether there would be enough contrast – but once painted it looked just right.

Sarah says 'an added advantage was using Resene CoolColour™ technology, which allowed us to use a darker colour on the exterior without having to be worried about the effects of damage from the sun.'


Resene CoolColour technology

Resene CoolColour technology

Resene CoolColour technology

Walls Eaves and flashings Front and garage doors
  Resene White Resene Tuna
Resene Black Resene White Resene Tuna

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Thanks to the Kemp-Hill family of Auckland.



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