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Rangitane House

Once the Blenheim Post Office, but now known as Rangitane House, this towering building in central Blenheim was deceptively tricky to repaint, which perhaps explains why its last paint job was nearly two decades ago.

Once the Blenheim Post Office, but now known as Rangitane House, this towering building in central Blenheim was deceptively tricky to repaint, which perhaps explains why its last paint job was nearly two decades ago. Not only was scaffolding needed outside the building, but it was continued through the interior to the ground floor to minimise the impact of the scaffolding weight on the lower roof. A mammoth 31 tonnes of scaffolding, or over 6000 metres worth, surrounded the project at the height of the project.

Rangitane House is repainted with protective coatings from Resene Paints in metallic hues

Over 1000 litres of paint were applied onto the project by painters working around the clock over a period of months. The roof was finished in copious litres of Resene Summit Roof Metallic tinted to Resene Cathedral (brown grey) using airless spray. All the louvre shutters were painted with Resene Enamacryl Metallic tinted to Resene Blast Grey 2 (charcoal metallic) and Resene Silver Aluminium (silver metallic) topcoated with Resene Uracryl GraffitiShield for maximum protection. The exterior was completed with steelwork brush finished in Resene Uracryl 403 tinted to Resene Dune (dark grey) and steel frame windows finished in Resene Super Gloss Black.

Now with the scaffolding dismantled and onto its next job, the metallic hues add a new modern dimension to the building.

Rangitane House before repainting

Building Contractor: Mark Watson, Robinson Construction
Painting Contractor: Construction Coatings
Resene: Bryan Newman, Trade Sales Representative
From the Resene News – issue 3/2012


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