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From the Resene News – issue 2/2002

Flat out - Woodward Street and Queens Wharf

Woodward Street & Queens WharfTake two large cementitious structures, add a dash of salt and you have two projects in need of repaints. With a Woodward Street office block and the Queens Wharf Offices and Apartments in Wellington requiring an exterior repaint, the Resene Project Services team were called in assisting throughout the project with colour selection and renders to developing appropriate specifications.

To achieve the project brief of a flat plaster like finish, the previously painted exterior was prepared then ecoated in two coats of Resene AquaShield mineral effect to give a dead flat, yet breathable watershedding finish. The dead flat Resene AquaShield finish has a great respect for age, enabling older buildings to be subtly refurbished without resorting to a high gloss finish that will highlight surface imperfections.

In keeping with the natural finish, a clean neutral palette of Resene Tea (muddy neutral) and Resene Blanc (white-grey) was selected for the Woodward building.

All colours for the Queens Wharf project were specially matched to the original colours to ensure the new refurbishment would blend into its environment as well as the old had done.

Painting Contractor: Jonathon Bacon, JPB Painting Contractors
Property Manager: Judith Baxter, Baxter Associates
Resene: Dave Clarkson, Central Region Project Services Representative


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