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From the Resene News – issue 3/2002

Civic duty - Rotorua Civic Centre

The Rotorua Civic CentreThe nerve centre of Rotorua, the Rotorua Civic Centre, originally opened in 1986, at which time it was fully coated inside and out in Resene. As proof of the system's durability, it has been 16 years before the first exterior repaint has been required.

With all Rotorua District Council operations controlled from this central point, the sheer square area of the exterior substrate necessitated six weeks of painting to complete the work. Exterior substrates of fibrolite panels and concrete walls were coated in predominantly Resene Hi-Glo gloss acrylic and Resene Enamacryl gloss waterbased enamel supplemented by Resene Uracryl, Resene Armourcote 220 and Resene Armourcote 510 from the Resene Engineered Coatings Systems range on steelwork. Timber sarkings were enhanced with Resene Qristal polygloss, a high gloss polyurethane for natural visual breaks in the otherwise dominating monolithic surface areas, while the natural beauty of the stonechip substrate was re-protected using Resene Uracryl 403 clear.

The neutral background of Resene Spanish White walls provided a pleasing base from which the colour scheme could be brought to life with the addition of Resene Kenyan Copper (red brown) on steelwork and fascias, Resene Fiji Green (mid pesto green) on the steelframe, Resene Cuban Tan (dark brown) on fibrolite panels, doors and the base, Resene New York Pink (mid pink) on soffits and Resene Buccaneer (pink toned brown) over butynol areas.

With history in mind, it will be well into the next decade before this building's exterior sees another lick of paint.

Property Asset Manager: Peter Goodwin
Painting Contractor: Cantec Services
Resene: Tony Taylor, Rotorua Sales Representative


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