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From the Resene News – issue 3/2002

Scheduled stop - Rotorua Tourism Centre

Rotorua Tourism Centre Few tours to Rotorua would be complete without the requisite visit to the Rotorua Tourism Centre in Fenton Street, not to mention the excuse to take yet another photo in front of this often-featured landmark.

The northern wing which houses the tower clock is the original post office in Rotorua and believed to be the oldest building of its kind in the area. The southern wing was built later then finally joined by the middle section, at which time the complete complex became known as the Rotorua Tourism Centre.

Charged with the responsibility of repainting the exterior, Cantec Services carefully arranged all repair and painting work following strict safety guidelines to minimise disruption to passing foot and motor traffic while the five week repainting project was in progress.

A Resene RenderRite electronic colour render was supplied to assist with colour visualisation and selection of the final colour scheme of Resene Egg Sour (main body colour), Resene Espresso (batons, framework, trim and joinery) and Resene Rob Roy (tower top section, base, window and door reveals).

Exterior substrates including cast iron downpipes and spoutings, lead flashings, native timber, stucco walls, wooden detailing, weatherboards and plywood were completed using a comprehensive paint specification of Resene Enamacryl gloss waterbased enamel, Resene Rust Arrest, Resene Vinyl Etch Primer, Resene Hi-Glo gloss acrylic, Resene Qristal Polygloss clear polyurethane, Resene TimberLock timber preserver and Resene X-200 weathertight membrane. The combined effect is a well-protected, easily maintained exterior that will withstand the seasons to provide a background for picture perfect postcards and tourist photos for years to come.

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


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