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Resene Whites & Neutrals Whites all right
The ever popular Resene Whites & Neutrals collection is regularly updated to include the latest favourite neutrals. The new collection includes popular neutrals such as Resene All Black, Resene Baltic Sea, Resene Double Black White and Resene Double White Pointer, as the neutrals palette trends away from straight beiges and moves into blackened whites, deeper greys and blacks and greyed off tones. Order a free chart online or pick up one from your local Resene ColorShop or reseller.
Habitat plus - decorating and colour trends Need fresh inspiration?
If you’re stuck on decorating and colour ideas, the new Habitat plus – decorating and colour trends is here to help. It’s packed full of new on-trend colours, decorating suggestions and handy tips to help. While it’s focused on decorating homes inside and out, many of the ideas could easily be adapted to commercial use. View online or pick up a free copy at your Resene ColorShop or reseller.
High Temp Black Enamel Hot stuff
New Resene High Temp Black Enamel is a flat, high heat coating formulated using heat resistant pigments in a silicone polymer resin that provides excellent colour retention and film integrity at working temperatures up to 538°C. This coating is designed for use on both ferrous and non-ferrous metal surfaces and is ideal to coat areas of wood stoves, flues, heaters, barbecues and other metal surfaces that are exposed to high temperatures. Resene High Temp Black Enamel gives good rust resistance when fully cured... view label
Habitat plus - paint effects Paint… with effects
A freshly painted wall looks beautiful but what if you’re after something just a little different? Paint effects were popular a couple of decades ago and are on their way back in, but reinvented for today, in modern colourways, more relaxed techniques and more of a free spirit, anything goes approach. We’ve put together a new Habitat Plus – paint effects to show what you can do with paint, colour and a little imagination. It has a taste of the paint effects techniques commonly used, from French wash to crackle, woodgrain to marbling. You can view it online or pick up a free copy from your local Resene ColorShop or reseller.
Colourful winners
Sumptuous and rich Resene colours that led visitors on a journey from Te Po (The Darkness) to Te Ao Marama (The Light) have won Tuturu top honours in the Resene Total Colour Awards 2017. The Resene Total Colour Awards were launched to encourage and celebrate excellent and creative use of colour; to showcase striking colour palettes and combinations and provide fresh inspiration. Awards have been given for the best colour use in… more
Karen Walker Paints Poured with paint
The new look Karen Walker Paints collection truly embraces paint. Each image was painstakingly created by pouring each of the Karen Walker Paints colours into a palette paint pour. This required not only preplanning to get the best colour order to show off each of the hues, but a very steady hand and some clever technical knowhow from the Resene technical team to get the paint to flow at just the right rate… more
insta-inspiration insta-inspiration
If you’re needing a colour boost and some ideas to get you going on your next colour palette, check out the @resenecolour Instagram page. It features styled photos of the latest Resene colours and wallpapers in various flatlays, moodboards and room settings to inspire you to combine colours and wallpapers in new ways. Fresh photos are loaded throughout each week. For an extra dose of habitat inspiration, see the @habitatbyresene Instagram page.
Simply zero
As well as having no added VOCs, Resene Zylone Sheen Zero is also moving to be texanol free. Resene Zylone Sheen Zero is available in a huge range of Resene colours ideal for interior living and bedroom areas... view Data Sheet
Habitat plus whites and neutrals The right white – Habitat plus – whites and neutrals
It seems like everywhere you look there is white, more white, off white and then neutrals. While many default to white as a safe option, there are a whole range of whites and neutrals to choose from that can help bring out the best in a project. We’ve put together a new Habitat Plus – whites and neutrals, to help you get your clients thinking about what sort of look they are trying to achieve with their neutral colour scheme. You can view it online. Or get a free copy from your local Resene ColorShop or Resene reseller while stocks last.
Resene SmartTouch conductive coating Switch on with Resene SmartTouch
Traditionally all we expected paint to do was look good and protect the surface. Now it can do so much more. With new Resene SmartTouch, your paint can even turn on your lights! Simply apply basecoats of Resene SmartTouch conductive coating, connect into the switch plate and overcoat with your choice of Resene topcoat or it can be wallpapered. Then tap to turn the lights on and off… more
Rainbow ColorShop Rainbow ColorShop
The smallest Resene ColorShop is located in a rather special town - AA Driver’s Town at Rainbow’s End in Auckland. As young drivers navigate around the town, they can view the Resene ColorShop as a bright part of the townscape.
Waste not want not
Resene has teamed up with The Salvation Army to show how treasures from The Salvation Army stores can be upcycled with Resene paints and stains to give them a whole new look. Everything from a tray to jars, placemats to furniture can be upcycled with ease. Once upcycled the transformed items are returned to a Salvation Army store to be sold. The collection of projects is growing month by month. View online.
Umbrella Additive Upsize me please
New upsized packs of Resene Umbrella Additive (now available in a larger 1L size), Resene Roof Spray Additive (now available in a larger 4L size) and Resene Brushing Additive (now available in a larger 4L size) are available from Resene ColorShops and selected Resene resellers. Thanks for your positive feedback on these new products and the need for the larger pack size to enable regular trade use across a range of projects.
Most Trusted Brand 2012-2017 Most trusted again
When Readers Digest announced its Most Trusted Brands survey results, Resene was proud to be named Most Trusted Paint for the sixth year running. Resene was also voted 6th Most Trusted Brand out of all brands. Thanks for your ongoing feedback that helps us to continually improve. And remember we always welcome constructive and helpful feedback - simply email us or fill out the contact form on our website.
Resene PaintWise Three million and counting
The 3,000,000th paint container has been recycled. The milestone comes 11 years after PaintWise was set up by Resene and implemented across New Zealand, the first whole life-cycle paint recycling programme in the world. Over 250,000 litres has been donated to communities to cover graffiti and over 2 million square metres of graffiti has been covered with the help of the Resene PaintWise scheme so far. Find out more about Resene PaintWise. In Australia, unwanted paint can be returned to the Paintback service. This service started in 2016, supported by Resene.
Mobile phone recycling Phones ring in for charity
The Mobile Phone Recycling Scheme that Resene ColorShops (NZ) are part of has raised over $2.5 million for the Starship Foundation. Now Sustainable Coastlines, whose mission is to inspire, educate and enable others to look after the natural places we love, is being given a helping hand by the scheme. This recycling scheme is easy to support – simply bring any unwanted cellphones to Resene owned ColorShops for recycling.  
Resene ColourVision VR Colours goes 360 with Resene ColourVision VR (virtual reality)
You’ve probably tried virtual painting on a computer, but have you tried virtual painting in a virtual reality experience? Now you can with new Resene ColourVision, a VR headset and Android smartphone. The Resene ColourVision experience lets you change the colours on a virtual reality house. Move from room to room and redecorate the walls and ceiling, and stain the floor with your favourite colours from the Resene colour range… more
Hunger for Colour Very hungry for colour… again
The Resene Hunger for Colour fundraiser has been back for its third year helping struggling Kiwis put food on the table while bringing colour to Kiwi homes. It was easy for customers to help – all they needed to do was bring in a can of food and swap it for a free Resene testpot. This year, around 60,000 cans of food were swapped for testpots. Over 110,000 cans of food have been collected through Hunger for Colour since it started… more
The Heads Up for Kids programme Old coins help kids
The Heads Up for Kids programme run by the Lions Club collects in old coins and foreign coins as a fundraiser to help kiwi kids. To date nearly five million coins have been collected providing nearly $500,000 of funds. These are used to provide opportunities for experiences such as Outward Bound, Discovery for Teens and Spirit of Adventure. Old coins and foreign coins can be donated at your local Resene owned ColorShop… more
Resene Brushing Additive Smoothing the way
Waterborne enamels have largely replaced solventborne enamels for most uses. Waterborne enamels are lower odour, faster drying and easy to clean up in water, making them a popular choice. However on small areas such as trim and joinery, it can be tricky to get the smooth finish of a solventborne enamel using a waterborne version. Resene Brushing Additive is specially formulated for addition to Resene waterborne enamel paints to reduce brush marking and produce a smoother finish on trim and joinery. It’s ideal for use year round extending the wet edge and improving the flow and levelling for these projects. All you need is an addition of 2-5% of Resene Brushing Additive into Resene Enamacryl (gloss) or Resene Lustacryl (semi-gloss) for a smoother finish on trim and joinery.
Rocking colour Rocking colour
What started as a local community initiative in Palmerston North - Palmy Rocks - rock painting and hunting has spread to many more areas. The idea is simple - paint a rock and then hide it in a public area for others to find. Once a rock is found, take a photo and then rehide it for others to find. It’s an ongoing treasure hunt with colourfully painted rocks the treasure. Some take part as treasure hunters, some take part as rock painters and some do both by painting and hiding their own rocks and then finding other rocks too. It’s an inclusive initiative with young and old all being able to take part, enjoying the great outdoors while hunting out the latest rock treasures. Resene testpots are a popular choice for painting rocks - with the myriad of colours and the handy pot size, it’s easy to create many mini masterpieces.
Fresh inspiration with Habitat magazine Fresh inspiration
The latest Habitat magazine, issue 26, packed full of fresh ideas and inspiration showing you how to use paint, colour and design ideas to transform spaces is available from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers or view online… more
Quality service award Quality service award for Resene
Resene received the Reader’s Digest Gold Quality Service Award for paint and decorating stores recognising exceptional customer service. Winners were identified in a survey conducted by Catalyst Marketing and Research. Commissioned by Reader’s Digest, the survey canvased a representative sample of 1,500 New Zealand adults.
Resene CyberCote

Flat-tering finish
Need a super flat finish that you can use for a consistent finish from wall to ceiling without the painter having to stop to change product halfway? New Resene CyberCote is designed to produce a tough interior flat finish on broadwall and ceiling areas. Simply choose your Resene colour, then get spraying… more

The Range 2018 fashion fandeck from Resene

New range, new colours
The latest on-trend paint colours are showcased in the new The Range 2018 fashion fandeck from Resene, with 95 new colours to choose from... more

Resene Walk-on Concrete product range

Walk-on goes clear
While concrete is often seen as an easy care surface, dirt, moss and mould can become engrained into the surface turning a fresh clean surface into very weathered looking concrete. Now you can protect exterior concrete surfaces with the new Resene Walk-on Concrete Clear product range… more

Habitat Plus

Need fresh inspiration?
If you or your clients need inspiration the new Habitat plus – decorating and colour trends is here to help. It’s packed full of new on-trend colours, decorating suggestions and handy tips to help. The Habitat plus series of books, including this latest issue, are available free at your Resene ColorShop or view online at www.resene.com/habitatplus.

Going Grey

Going grey
Is that whitewash too pale, but the black stain too dark? Now there’s a happy medium with the new on-trend Resene Colorwood Greywash. Resene Colorwood Greywash can be used on everything from interior wooden flooring, to walls, furniture and more. It’s based on Resene Colorwood Whitewash but with extra black tint, that scandi whitewash look becomes a softer greywashed look. It's available in two standard finishes or you can create your own greywash intensity by applying tinted Resene Colorwood stain first, then overcoating with Resene Colorwood Greywash. View the colour options in the Resene Colorwood colour range brochure or online… more

Colourful winners

Colourful winners
Cheeky pops of colour working seamlessly with natural materials have won Tarawera High School top honours in the Resene Total Colour Awards, with a colour palette that brings the community into the school, and the school into the heart of the community.  View the award winners

Resene was proud to be named Most Trusted Paint for the fifth year running Most trusted again
When Readers Digest announced its Most Trusted Brands survey results, Resene was proud to be named Most Trusted Paint for the fifth year running. Thanks for your ongoing feedback that helps us to continually improve. And remember we always welcome constructive and helpful feedback - simply fill out the contact form on our website or email us.
Ted Nightingale, founder of Resene Paints 70 years ago in 1946 Roll on 70 years
2016 marks Resene's 70th birthday. Resene was started in 1946 by an Eastbourne builder, Ted Nightingale, who needed an alkali resistant paint to cover his concrete buildings. There was nothing available at the time, so he developed his own - in a cement mixer in his garage! In response to demand from other builders, Ted commenced producing his paint on a commercial basis... more
The new Resene SpaceCote products are tougher and easier to clean

New, even tougher, wall paints
Resene is constantly working on improvements to its products and colour range, focusing on anything from durability and toughness to VOC and odour reduction. The latest changes to the Resene SpaceCote waterborne enamel family provide improved burnish resistance, improved scrub resistance and improved chemical resistance. The new Resene SpaceCote products are quite simply harder to damage and easier to clean.

These improvements have been achieved with a bespoke acrylic binder system with enhanced enamel cross-linking properties to provide better scrub and chemical resistance and a specialised polymeric extender package leading to improved burnish resistance.

Resene SpaceCote comes in two sheen levels - low sheen and flat. Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen is designed for use on interior walls throughout homes and buildings, including wet areas, while Resene SpaceCote Flat is designed for use on interior ceilings, including wet areas, and can also be used as a flat wall finish where a matt surface finish is desired. Both come in an extensive range of Resene colours and are Environmental Choice approved.

Resene SpaceCote is ideal for high wear and tear areas of a home or office for a seamless look throughout the interior area from dry areas through to wet areas. It also comes in kitchen and bathroom variants with anti-bacterial silver and MoulDefender for extra protection in bathrooms.

The improvements don't stop there. Resene Zylone Sheen has also been reformulated with a bespoke binder designed for very low odour and high resistance to stains and an enhanced pigment and extender combination to provide a tougher, robust paint film with excellent washability.

The new Resene FX Nightlight is a waterborne glow in the dark paint Glowing in the dark
New Resene FX Nightlight is a waterborne glow in the dark paint designed to shine after the lights have gone out. It's ideal for safety signs, children's areas, step edges or anywhere a glow in the dark effect may be required. Glow in the dark by night, pale yellow by day… more
Resene Wintergrade paint range Wintergrade works through winter
As the temperature drops, standard paints take longer to dry and can stop drying altogether. The Resene wintergrade paint range is available throughout the cooler months to help overcome the challenges of painting in cold weather. You can choose from a range of popular Resene products formulated in wintergrade versions… more
Resene and Four Families blind range now coordinate colour schemes Co-ordinate blinds with Resene colour
When you're trying to decorate, the key is to co-ordinate everything from carpets to paint, window furnishings to accessories. To make this even easier, Resene is working with Four Families and their blind range to help coordinate colour schemes. The Resene Origin collection, is a new blind fabric range… more
Habitat 24 magazine Fresh inspiration
The latest Habitat magazine is packed full of fresh ideas and inspiration showing you how to use paint, colour and design ideas to transform spaces. It's coloured by Resene, but it's not just about painting. From the smallest to the largest projects, it covers the full spectrum of design, renovation and refurbishment. View online
Hunger for Colour fundraiser in 2016 Very hungry for colour
For the second year running, the Hunger for Colour fundraiser saw over 24,000 cans of food brought into Resene ColorShops and swapped for 55-80ml testpots of Resene paint. All cans were donated to The Salvation Army and local community foodbanks… more
The new Resene Multi-finish R series colour palettes collection

New Resene Multi-finish collection
The paint is drying on our newest Resene colour collection - the Resene Multi-finish collection.This is the heart of the Resene Total Colour System, encompassing 896 colours ranging the gamut of the rainbow, presented on a series of 64 palettes. The collection brings together the most popular Multi-finish colours, together with favourites from many of The Range fashion colour fandecks and a selection of new colour strengths. It’s a best of the best Resene colour collection and is designed to work alongside the existing Resene whites and neutrals collection... more

Resene Roof Systems colours

Semi in summit
When you’re choosing coatings, as well as deciding on the right product type and colour, you also need to factor in the gloss level. Even though to the naked eye all sheen levels may look smooth, typically the higher the gloss, the easier the coating is to keep clean. The flatter the finish, the rougher the surface finish which tends to hold onto dirt and contaminants and makes it harder to clean. Resene Summit Roof has been released in a semi-gloss finish, which provides a durable option with improved cleanability without the glare of a higher gloss. It’s available in the complete range of Resene Roof Systems colours as well as an extensive range of other Resene colours and Resene CoolColours.

See data sheet D315S.

The new Resene Waterborne Woodsman Wood be nice
As well as adding aesthetic colour appeal, a wood stain can also help restore a timber’s colour and help protect it from the elements. The new Resene Waterborne Woodsman is designed as a flatter finish, more in keeping with bare timber, which tends to have a very low natural sheen level. This is also being joined by Resene Woodsman Decking Stain, also available in a flatter finish, perfect for timber decks. Both are available in a range of colours, including the newest addition, Resene Bleached Riverstone, and as Resene CoolColour variants. View the colour range online.
Resene Umbrella Additive is an additive for exterior waterborne coatings Shower saver
New Resene Umbrella Additive is an additive for exterior waterborne coatings providing rapid protection from light showers even before the coating has dried. Once applied, a coating containing Resene Umbrella Additive quickly starts to build a protective shell that then extends throughout the whole coating. Water is able to evaporate from the coating allowing it to dry but light showers simply roll off leaving the still-drying coating firmly attached to the substrate… more
Speedy sealing of timber ends Speed sealing
When you’re on the job site, the fiddly jobs can be annoying, such as making sure the ends of timber are properly sealed before the timber is erected. New Resene Quick Dry End Seal is a handy new product to speed up end sealing of timber. It is a modified version of Resene Quick Dry in a unique bottle with built in brush applicator, which can be used to quickly and easily coat the ends of timber without the hassle of getting out a can of primer and a paintbrush and then having to wash it up afterwards. It’s quick and easy to use; simply open the lid and brush the Resene Quick Dry End Seal onto the surface of the timber using the applicator.
The latest Habitat magazine – issue 23 Fresh inspiration
The latest Habitat magazine – issue 23 - from Resene has been released with a whole host of fresh ideas and inspiration. It’s coloured by Resene, but it’s not just about painting. It covers the full spectrum of design, renovation and refurbishment - from the smallest to the largest projects. View online
The Resene Total Colour Award winners 2015

Colourful winners
The fun colour combination on the Myers Park Playspace has been awarded top honours in The Resene Total Colour Awards for its bold colour choices that have transformed this inner-city reserve. The Resene Total Colour Awards were launched to encourage and celebrate excellent and creative use of colour; to showcase striking colour palettes and combinations and provide fresh inspiration. View the winners online

Resene curtain trends are fashionably eclectic Curtain fabric trends
From opulent to natural, lacy to geometric, curtain trends are fashionably eclectic. Blurred lines and painterly patterns are hot trends, while moody indigos and metallic shimmers move into focus. Versatility is the key, as the season’s rich textural fabrics weave classic with modern, luxurious with natural. These trends are reflected in the latest Resene curtain collection fabrics… more
Resene has won the Most Trusted Paint Brand for the fourth year running Most trusted again
When Readers Digest announced its Most Trusted Brands survey results, Resene was proud to be named Most Trusted Paint for the fourth year running. And for the first time we made the top 10 most trusted brands! Thanks for your ongoing feedback that helps us to continually improve. And remember we always welcome constructive and helpful feedback - simply email us at update@resene.co.nz or fill out the contact form on this website.
Resene has developed a series of electronic paint colour tools including Resene BIM Revit Easy access to BIM paint colours
Architectural, rendering and graphical software has brought with it the ability to see the finish before the painting has started. Paint, itself, isn’t a BIM object because it is typically considered too thin to fit within the system parameters. However the paint can be brought into the system via the paint colour. That’s why you will see BIM paint colour files, rather than just BIM paint files. Resene has over many years developed a series of electronic paint colour tools and files to make incorporating Resene colours into projects easy. This includes Resene BIM Revit and BIM ArchiCAD files. Visit www.resene.com/electroniccolour and click on the grey links at the top to select the files for your desired software… more
Resene FX Fluoro paint is released in 5 colours Bright spot
There’s nothing quite like a shot of fluoro to really make something stand out and attract attention. While Resene has always had some very bright colours – think Resene Turbo or Resene Wellywood painted on all walls and you’ll know what we mean! - we’ve never really ventured into the fluoro category… until now. Now you can recreate the high vis highlighter pen look on walls and art with Resene FX Fluoro paint. Available in five colours - blue, green, yellow, orange and pink. It’s ideal for use for after dark events and locations with blacklight for a striking fluoro effect. The new fluoros are available from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers.
Resene Paints (Pacific) Ltd  operates from Suva Half century
50 years ago, Resene Paints (Pacific) Ltd first started operating in Suva, on the eastern side of Fiji’s main island Viti Levu. Now 50 years on, it’s still going strong reaching out beyond its home of Fiji to nearby Pacific Islands and across to Vanuatu.
The Resene range of high performance coatings Make it a membrane
When you have a high rise concrete building to coat, you want to do it once and do it right. Choose from the Resene range of high performance coatings, with Resene X-200 weathertight membrane, Resene X-300E to protect flexing structures from concrete carbonisation, Resene X-400 thixotropic ultra high build weathertight membrane and Resene XC-700 a clear high build finish designed to seal concrete and masonry walls… more
In style
It seems no matter how many inspirational homes and projects we feature, there is always demand for more inspiration and more tips and tricks so that homeowners can transform their own home. The new Resene Style Guide series created with designer LeeAnn Yare and photographer Larnie Nicolson shows how to achieve popular decorating looks with inspirational photos, great advice and paint colour suggestions. Each guide is themed so it’s a quick and easy way to get ideas on recreating a look… more
Videos that show how to use Resene paints and colours creatively in a home TV time
We’ve gathered together a series of handy videos at habitat TV. These videos go behind the scenes of Habitat magazine shoots and show how to use Resene paints and colours creatively in a home. From styling to how to projects, the videos provide quick and easy inspiration. See them online at www.habitatbyresene.com/habitat-tv/
Habitat 22 decorating ideas magazine from Resene Cosy up with colour
The latest Habitat magazine from Resene has been released with a whole host of fresh ideas and inspiration. It’s coloured by Resene, but it’s not just about painting. It covers the full spectrum of design, renovation and refurbishment – from the smallest to the largest projects. Issue 22 focuses on bold colours to see us through winter, plus lots of home decorating tips and ideas. View online… more
Resene Timber and Deck Wash 10L Clean up… in bulk
New to the Resene bulk cleaners range is Resene Timber and Deck Wash 10L. It’s identical to the existing product, but in a handy 10L size for those doing a lot of timber related projects. Resene Timber and Deck Wash is a quick and easy way to clean surfaces, such as weatherboards and decks, prior to staining or painting… more
Whites and neutrals fandeck Best together
The new The Range Whites & Neutrals fandeck has been released with everything you need for white or neutral colour schemes. It includes favourites from the last fandeck together with new on trend neutrals and extra variations of popular Resene neutrals; the best of the best of Resene whites and neutrals. We’ve also gathered in popular wood stain and non-skid colours so you have everything you need in one handy fandeck… more
Habitat plus 04 - discover your style Discover your style
Many of us struggle to decide what decorating style we like and want to live with. It’s the reason home and renovation magazines are so popular as we pore over the photographs, searching for a look that resonates, trying to find a like-minded homeowner who has already achieved the look we desire. But with a bit of confidence and good advice, it’s fairly easy for someone to discover their own style. New Habitat plus - discover your style is designed to help decorators find the style that best suits them and then use that to inspire their choices… more
Consumer trusted Consumer trusted
Resene ColorShops have achieved ‘Consumer Trusted’ accreditation, one of a very small number of retailers to have this accreditation. Consumer NZ has reviewed Resene ColorShops and the way we serve our customers covering everything from pricing to training, complaints to warranties, to ensure it meets their stringent standards. What this means is that Resene ColorShops go above and beyond most retail stores to ensure customers enjoy excellent service. Our Resene ColorShops are staffed by knowledgeable trained and friendly staff who can give advice on anything from product and colour choice through to application and clean up after the decorating is done. Find your nearest Resene ColorShop… more
Resene Heritage Colours

Where muka meets uhi
Resene has for many years supported the Marae DIY series, which focuses on collaborative effort to protect and rejuvenate Marae buildings. Through those many projects, the Resene Heritage colour range has been a constantly referred to reference. In many cases early colours were similar for European and Maori buildings, purely because that was the limits of the colour technology and palette available.

Traditional Maori colours do have their own unique nuances though, and thanks to Wiremu Puke, Maori ethnographer, seven key hues have now been reproduced in Resene colour in the updated Resene Heritage colour collection with the Traditional Maori Colour Palette.

Order your free copy of the updated Resene heritage chart online or pick up a copy at your local Resene ColorShop or reseller.

Consumer trusted Taking care of metal
Resene GP Metal Primer, a new addition to the Resene product range in late 2014 is a general purpose (GP) primer for exterior and interior metals - steel, galvanised steel and Zincalume. It is ideal over sound metal surfaces and mild to moderately rusted surfaces - both red rust and zinc oxide - or white rust, which occurs on galvanised steel and zinc… more
Resene has won the Kids Décor Silver Award in the recent OHBaby awards Popular vote
Resene has won the Kids Décor Silver Award following a nationwide vote involving thousands of votes cast in the recent OHBaby Awards to find the best children’s products and services. For creative children’s room decorating ideas see the Resene OHBaby projects on this website… more
Resene WallPrint Design your own wallpaper
Can’t find the right mural or wallpaper to suit your decorating plans? Create your own wallpaper, using Resene WallPrint. Simply upload your high quality photo (a holiday destination, family photo or artful composition) or choose from a gallery of images then adjust the scaling to create a perfectly sized feature wall. Once you’ve finished your design, Resene WallPrint is printed onto wallpaper. Each strip is numbered so simply paste the wall, hang the wallpaper and enjoy your one-of-a-kind wall… more
Resene Habitat 21 magazine Fresh inspiration
The latest Habitat magazine – issue 21 - from Resene has been released with a whole host of fresh ideas and inspiration. It’s coloured by Resene, but it’s not just about painting. It covers the full spectrum of design, renovation and refurbishment – from the smallest to the largest projects. View online
Resene Forester Timber like
Resene Forester is a semi-transparent film forming timber stain effect finish based on a tough 100% acrylic resin to ensure maximum durability in all exposed conditions. It imparts a natural low sheen look that is fully washable. Use on preprimed wood grain effect substrates instead of a paint finish to accentuate the timber grain effect. Available in a range of colours from the popular Resene Exterior Stains collection, including CoolColour™ variants… more
Resene partners with Nuevo Technology Resene partners with Nuevo Technology
New Zealand paint manufacturer, Resene, has taken an equity position in the Houston-based technology company, Noel Group Inc. – a group whose New Zealand connections extend back many years. Central to this move is the establishment of a joint venture with Nuevo Technology Ltd, a clean tech R&D engineering company located at Callaghan Innovation’s Wellington campus and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Noel Group Inc... more
Habitat plus – 1 look 4 ways for interiors 1 look 4 ways… for interiors
Many of us have agonised over colour charts, tried out some testpots and are still stuck as to which colours to choose. New Habitat plus – 1 look 4 ways for interiors shows how different styles of interiors look in various colour schemes. We’ve taken an existing room, then virtually painted it with alternative schemes to show you the difference that paint colours can make. . It’s the ideal way to see how you can change a space through colour choices… more
Protect your concrete benchtop or floor with Resene Concrete Wax Keeping concrete looking good
Concrete benchtops and floors look superb when first installed. But often after some wear and tear, dust and dirt starts getting entrained into the surface and it can be near impossible getting the surface truly clean again. Protect your concrete benchtop or floor with Resene Concrete Wax, a tough waterborne satin glaze that is quick and easy to apply… more
Visit the new habitat by Resene website The home of inspiration
Nearly four years and 180+ email newsletters on, the Habitat website is the largest collection of local home projects with details on their paintwork so you can recreate the look. And now we have a new look Habitat website to help inspire home colour choices. The new look website, www.habitatbyresene.com, includes a handy search feature so you can look for photos by room type and colour and a personalised Look Book option so you can set up your own look… more
resene has won the Most Trusted Paint Brand for the third year running Most trusted once more
When Readers Digest announced its Most Trusted Brands survey results, Resene was proud to be named Most Trusted Paint for the third year running. Thanks for your ongoing feedback that helps us to continually improve. And remember we always welcome your feedback – simply email us or fill out the contact form on our website.
Resene Walk-on is a satin general purpose flooring and paving paint One to walk on
Giving steps and porches a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the overall look of your entranceway. Simply wash down the existing coating, remove any loose flaking material, prime or seal if needed and recoat using two coats of Resene Walk-on. Resene Walk-on is a satin general purpose flooring and paving paint, based on tough acrylic resins to give maximum durability and abrasion resistance in a single pack finish… more
The Resene Decks, Paths, Driveways and Recreational Areas colour chart has been updated Walking on colour
The Resene Decks, Paths, Driveways and Recreational Areas colour chart has been updated to include the new Resene Walk-on product range as well as the existing Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path, Resene Concrete Stain and other trafficable area options. View online or order your free copy.
Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path paint Colour underfoot
Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path is a popular option where a non-slip finish is required inside or out. The finish has a comfortable grit texture to give feet and shoes something to grip onto, reducing the risk of accident no matter what the weather. And to make it easier to make your colour choice, Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path now comes in handy Resene 55ml Testpots so you can try out the colours for yourself. Available from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers. Click to view the colour range in the Resene Decks, Paths, Driveways and Recreational Areas colour chart.
The newly updated Resene Summit Roof chart Roof refurb
Greys and earthy tones are perennial favourites for roofing colour finishes. Reflecting this trend, the newly updated Resene Summit Roof chart includes previous favourites and new hues with a selection of colours matched to popular COLORBOND® and COLORSTEEL® colours… more
Resene Concrete Clear is a tough waterborne glaze for use on concrete and brick surfaces Clearly for concrete
While concrete walls and surfaces are durable, they can be very tricky to keep clean. Small contaminants tend to get entrained into the surface of the concrete and can be difficult, if not impossible, to clean. Resene Concrete Clear is a tough waterborne glaze for use on concrete and brick surfaces. It enhances the colour and natural beauty of concrete, brick and stone and provides a thin protective layer… more
Resene Clearcoat UVS Keeping bright colours bright
Bright colours used outside are prone to fading in the harsh sun. Protect these more vulnerable colours with Resene Clearcoat UVS, a gloss clear finish based on a unique waterborne emulsion for ease of application and maximum life over prepainted surfaces. It has been formulated with U.V. absorbers to filter out harmful U.V. light, protecting the paint system beneath… more
Resene BigColour is a large A2 sized paint swatch See more with BigColour
Colour perception is affected by many factors, including the size of the sample viewed. Generally the bigger the sample, the easier it is to distinguish the colour. That’s why we recommend using all of a Resene testpot on an A2 card to view the true colour. To make this even easier, for the most popular Resene colours, we have created Resene BigColour, a large A2 sized paint swatch… just like a drawdown except it’s around four times larger… more
Resene Enamel Undercoat and Resene Acrylic Undercoat are moving to a new varishade colour system to provide the right basecoat for any shade. Undercoats to suit
For a consistent undercoat solution from solventborne to waterborne, Resene undercoats - Resene Enamel Undercoat and Resene Acrylic Undercoat - are moving to a new varishade colour system to provide the right basecoat for any shade. This helps provide the chosen topcoat with enhanced obliteration. Resene Enamel Undercoat and Resene Acrylic Undercoat are both moving to a white and varishade tone… more
The hottest trends in curtain fabrics for 2014 On trend for curtains
Old meets new, minimalism meets drama and handmade meets technology. Large-scale florals, bold prints, metallics and eco-friendly fabrics are the hottest trends in curtaining for 2014. Bold florals cater to traditional tastes while stylised patterns offer youthful energy. Fabrics glow with a subtle sheen, and earthy natural textiles combine with metallic elements to provide a contemporary feel… more
Habitat 20 magazine has a whole host of fresh ideas and inspiration focusing on bold colours Patchwork meets black & white
The latest Habitat magazine from Resene has been released with a whole host of fresh ideas and inspiration. Issue 20 focuses on bold colours to see us through winter, plus lots of home decorating tips and ideas. Handy for you to keep up with the latest decorating trends and as inspiration. Issues of Resene Habitat and the Habitat plus collection are available for viewing on the Resene website… more
A new exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery - Modern Paints - art history Paint past
A new exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery, Modern Paints Aotearoa, examines the relationship between artistic innovation and painting materials during a lively period in New Zealand art history. From the late 1950s to the early 1970s, artists adopted a change in approach to painting which was linked to an exploration of synthetic paints and their unexpected manipulation in the hands of artists. The research that formed the basis of the concept for this exhibition began 14 years ago… more
The Color Run sees runners looking like they’ve been struck by a rainbow Running colour
Inspired by paint parties and the Holi Festival, The Color Run sees runners looking like they’ve been struck by a rainbow after having been doused with a different brightly coloured powder at every kilometre mark. Resene was the official Colour of The Color Run NZ and made the most of the events to splash some colour around… more
See how different styles of exteriors look in various colour schemes 1 look 4 ways… for exteriors with Habitat plus
When your canvas is literally as big as a house, you want to ensure you get the paint colours right. It can be a daunting task deciding on a scheme for the exterior, especially given the cost of materials and labour. Which is why we’ve created a new Habitat plus booklet to let you see how different styles of exteriors look in various colour schemes… more
Get a good view with Resene Colour View Get a good view with Resene Colour View
See how colours look in home and room settings – simply choose A4 colour samples from our in store colour library and place them behind the Resene Colour View picture of your choice. The paint colour shows through the clear areas of the picture so you can see how that paint colour would look in that room or area… more
Resene Metallics and special effects chart Fancy a metallic?
The Resene Metallics and special effects chart has a new look with a selection of the unique metallics from the Resene KidzColour range joining the main metallics colour chart to help keep the metallic colour options in one handy location. The new Resene Metallics and special effects colour range will be available in store as the old ones run out.
See the hottest colour trends for 2014 Caravan do-up
The Peck and Morris families took part in the Resene Caravan Do-Up Challenge at the Motorhome & Caravan Show to do up their caravan inside and out and take part in a series of Resene challenges... more
The Resene Decorator trade range has expanded to include Decorator Premium Roof Roof trade
The Resene Decorator trade range has expanded to include Decorator Premium Roof, available in four of the most popular roof colours – Karaka, Ironsand, Grey Friars and Permanent Green. As a series of pretinted roof paint finishes, painters can quickly grab and go with their favourite colour. For an upgrade option, use Resene Summit Roof, which comes in a wider colour range and is also available in the CoolColour™ option to help reflect heat.
Resene PaintWise paint and paint recycling programme 2 million and counting with Resene PaintWise
It’s been 10 years since the Resene PaintWise paint and paint recycling programme started. Thanks to the support of a huge number of decorators over 2 million packs have been collected! That means over 400,000kg of steel has been recycled and over 200,000kg of plastic. Over 500,000 litres of solventborne paint has been sent to solvent recovery and over 190,000 litres of paint has been donated to cover graffiti and other community projects… more
Resene Paint Prep and Housewash Clean up
Like washing a car, cleaning a house or building will help it look good for longer. Airborne contaminants that settle on the paint film, such as salt deposits, and moss and mould, can attack the surface and cause premature breakdown. Resene Paint Prep and Housewash is ideal to wash down homes and buildings as part of a regular maintenance plan and also prior to repainting to provide a fresher surface for the new paint finish. As Resene Paint Prep and Housewash has grown in popularity, we are now releasing a bulk 10 litre size designed for regular users of the product. For an instant fresh appearance, wash the surface with Resene Paint Prep and Housewash diluted as recommended with water, then wash off with water. For a slower-acting, longer-term clean, use Resene Deep Clean, a slow release cleaning agent which is applied to the surface and then left to weather. The new bulk pack size will be available from selected Resene ColorShops and resellers.
Wood-X wood oil The good oil
Wood-X wood oil, designed by Resene for HermanPacific, penetrates deeply into previously uncoated exterior timber products such as Western Red Cedar weatherboards, fascia, boards, beams and mouldings. HermanPacific applies Wood-X direct to Cedar for new residential projects. As with any other wood stain or oil finish, Wood-X needs regular recoating to keep the finish looking good. To make it easy for homeowners to purchase Wood-X for their ongoing maintenance requirements it can be ordered through Resene ColorShops (NZ only). Wood-X slows the moisture uptake of timber, helping to improve the overall stability of exterior timber. It imparts anti-fungal and water repellent qualities and is available in a wide range of nature inspired colours. See www.wood-x.co.nz for more information.
Resene PaintWise recycles unwanted paint and Paint containers Recycling extension
Resene PaintWise, a Ministry for the Environment accredited product stewardship programme, has facilitated the recycling of unwanted paint and paint containers for nearly a decade. Resene launched Resene pails made from 100% post industrial plastic waste then followed this with Resene pails made from 100% post consumer waste collected through the Resene PaintWise service. To increase the recycling rate, a new pail return process is being trialled to increase the number of pails being returned for recycling. A second trial is also underway enabling waste mineral turps and paint thinners to be collected as part of the Resene PaintWise programme. Both pilot programmes will roll out to more Resene PaintWise collection centres in 2014.
Resene ColourMatch online It’s a match
Got a great electronic swatch of a colour or a photo with a colour you’d like to recreate but you have no idea of the original colour? With Resene ColourMatch online, you can match your colour to a Resene colour and search to find other similar colours, complementary colours and more. Simply type or copy in the URL… more
Gain colour confidence Colour confidence
At Resene, our first love may be paint but our second has to be colour. Glorious colour. And to help open up the endless possibilities of colour choices, we have created the new Habitat plus book devoted to colour – from the most vibrant reds and yellows, to soothing neutrals and moody black. It’s packed with plenty of examples and advice and is ideal if you are struggling with colour choices. Get your copy free from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers or read a copy online.
Resene Zylone Sheen VOC Free product range

Fancy free
Free free free! Who doesn’t like something for free? Even more so if it means getting rid of unwanted added VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Resene has been working through a steady process to move our standard Resene Zylone Sheen product range to new versions with no added VOCs. This work started a few years ago with a separate Resene Zylone Sheen Zero product range and as we have progressed the tinting technology, the no added VOCs technology has been able to be merged back into the standard Resene Zylone Sheen product range. The latest to be changed is Resene Zylone Sheen Pastel tone, with this product now moving to a no added VOCs variant.

Having a no added VOC paint base is, of course, just one part of the puzzle. The other part is making sure you don’t add VOCs when it comes to tint. Resene formulates and manufactures its own exclusive tinters, which are highly concentrated and have no added VOCs, so Resene colours can be tinted into decorative paint without changing the VOC levels of the paint itself. Resene Zylone Sheen Zero looks and performs the same as the standard product, just with no added VOCs.

See Data Sheet D302 on the Resene website.

Resene special colour palettes Special colour palettes
As well as all the normal colour charts we release, Resene also has the ability to make and display custom colour palettes too. This tends to come in very handy if you have specific colour palettes being developed with local councils in protected areas or if you’re finishing manufactured goods with Resene colours and would like to be able to present the colour palette. We can provide samples of the chosen colours and display… more
Resene KidzColour chart Printing with pride
The Resene KidzColour chart, designed with children for children, has been a popular choice for children’s rooms and its unique design and finishing has won two gold awards at the recent Pride in Print awards: Gold Award Winner 2013 for Specialty Products - Specialty finishing products and Gold Award Winner 2013 for promotional Print - Catalogues and Leaflets. If you’re planning to decorate a child’s room, order a Resene KidzColour chart online or pick up a copy at your local Resene ColorShop or reseller.
Resene has won the Most Trusted Paint award 2013 Most trusted
When Readers Digest announced its Most Trusted Brands survey results, Resene was proud to be named Most Trusted Paint again. Thanks for your ongoing feedback that helps us to continually improve. And remember we always welcome your feedback – simply email us at update@resene.co.nz or fill out our contact form.
Light fittings coloured or painted with resene products Light up your colour
New Estuco wall lights from Lighting Plus have a paintable plaster finish so you can paint them to complement your walls. Simply apply Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer followed by Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel. Or for a glossier finish opt for Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel or Resene Enamacryl gloss waterborne enamel… more
Beat bugs with Bug Juice Beat bugs with Bug Juice
Control crawling and flying insects with Bug Juice, new in store at Resene (NZ only). Bug Juice is a contact pesticide and it begins to work after an insect makes contact with the treated surface. Simply mix it into your Resene paint at the recommended level, stir and apply like normal. Bug Juice will not affect the paint and is odourless. The effect lasts for up to 4 years depending on where it is applied. Try Bug Juice on… more
GIB© READYLOCK© is a prefinished wall lining system Mix and match
GIB© READYLOCK© is a prefinished wall lining system available in a range of colours to decorate new and renovated interior walls in areas such as commercial buildings, education facilities and retail outlets. The colour range includes a selection of Resene Total Colour System colours, including Resene Koru and Resene Streetwise. Mix and match panels for pops of colour and interest. The system can also be repainted using normal Resene interior paint systems either at the time of first use or when a change in colour is required in the future. Available from Winstone Wallboards.
Comp;ementary resene colours for ROXX Stone Stone meets paint
ROXX stone technology creates a hard wearing, highly stain resistant stone surface that enables free thinking designers to apply stone to countless non traditional applications. ROXX stone will challenge artists, designers, developers and those who have their own original ideas to go places they never knew existed. To help you combine Roxx products and Resene paints on projects, both have worked together to create complementary paint colour suggestions for the core range of Roxx products… more
Resene Waterborne Uracryl 802 Waterborne protection
With Resene decorative products increasingly moving to waterborne technologies, the Resene Technical team have applied the same focus to Resene Uracryl to create a new waterborne low VOC variant. The first Resene Uracryl to be available in waterborne technology is Resene Waterborne Uracryl 802, a waterborne urethane acrylic semi-gloss finish with VOCs of just 69 grams per litre… more
The listed Resene paint systems over the listed substrate have been fire tested Fresh fire ratings
With the new fire test methods in place, Resene has tested a range of popular Resene paint finishes using the new test methods. The listed Resene paint systems over the listed substrate have been fire tested using a cone calorimeter in accordance with ISO 5660 to determine Group Classification in accordance with New Zealand Building Code (NZBC) Verification Method C/CM2 Appendix A; National Construction Code (NCC) Volume One Specification C1.10 and A2.4 of the Building Code of Australia. View the Resene paint systems – Fire ratings online.
Quick reflectance check Quick reflectance check
To help you quickly identify colours available at set minimum or maximum reflectance value levels, Resene has included a reflectance values search option on our online colour library. Simply select the reflectance value level you need to work with and the online colour library will show you swatches of all colours that meet those requirements… more
Resene has acquired Plaster Systems Ltd Group growth
Adding to the range of finishes available from the Resene Group, Resene has acquired Plaster Systems Ltd, increasing Resene’s presence in the construction products area. Plaster Systems will fit seamlessly into the current operation, which currently runs under the Rockcote Resene brand and will bring along additional manufacturing capability, an excellent product range, experienced staff and a very wide and efficiently run network of contractors. Find out more about Plaster Systems…more
The Specifier – Gloss levels fandeck Gloss, low sheen or something in between
The way a paint colour looks can be affected by how much there is of the colour, what other colours are in the space, the lighting and of course the gloss or sheen level. To make it easier for you to demonstrate this to your clients, Resene has created The Specifier – Gloss levels fandeck. This handy fandeck shows a selection of popular Resene colours in gloss, semi-gloss, satin, low sheen and flat so you can see at a glance the effect gloss level has on a colour… more
Matching paint colours to RGB or CMYK Matching paint colours to RGB or CMYK
Got an RGB colour or CMYK and trying to match it up with a Resene paint colour? The quickest and easiest option is to use Resene Find-A-Colour. Simply type in your RGB or CMYK values and Resene Find-A-Colour will find you the nearest Resene colours. You can then click on the colours to find out more about them or download a jpeg. Paint colours don’t always match up precisely, but this is the quickest way to see what colour options are closest.
electronic colour design files Colours built for design
Resene has added to its range of electronic colour design files and now has tailor-made files for Revit as well as ase files that can be used for PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign. These electronic files join an extensive collection of colour files that work with the most common architectural software. Files are available from the Resene website for AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, PhotoShop, Revit, SketchUp, Vectorworks, Spirit, 3D Kitchen, Chief Architect, Design2Cam, Softplan or you can download colour jpegs or access RGB values online. And if you’re working on a project that has Light Reflectance Value (LRV) restrictions, check out the LRV values on Resene colour charts, the Resene online library or the LRV value list. Ideal for those working with LRV restrictions due to glare or substrate limitations.
coloured switchplates Switch on to colour
Match your light switches to the wall with Vynco coloured switchplates backpainted with Resene Imperite in your choice of Resene colour. Designed, engineered and tested to NZ/Australian standards, they fit to any standard flush box and are retrofittable in most houses. An additional film is moulded into the cover plate which increases resistance against scratches and chemicals. Cover plates can be ordered to match your Resene wall colours or your Resene splashback colours for an integrated or complementary look throughout your project… more
create your own interpretation of Wall Art Art that makes you Appy
Take your favourite Resene paint colour, and add to it an app purpose-developed by master ceramicist Bob Steiner. With the newly minted Wall Art App, you can see the Resene colour on the wall, and add pieces from Bob’s collection. You can create your own interpretation of Wall Art and arrange the pieces from Bob Steiner’s collection to suit your design. Bob’s new app is free to try for yourself onlinemore
Switches to match your wallpaper Matchmaker – switches to match your wallpaper
Glaringly white light switches can ruin the look of your beautiful new wallpaper feature wall, but Personalised Switch Covers has teamed up with Resene to help solve this problem – it’s a decorating first with wallpaper matched switch covers. The removable adhesive vinyl switch covers are available as a general pattern, matching or… more
Resene has won the OHBaby Award Golden vote
Resene was voted the Best Kids Décor following a nationwide vote involving over thousands of votes cast in the recent OHBaby Awards to find the best children’s products and services. For creative children’s room decorating ideas see the Resene OhBaby projects on this website… more
Resene Room Velvet Sheen to suit
The solventborne enamel range at Resene has traditionally been focused on gloss and semi-gloss finishes. With the popularity of low sheen finishes inside, the solventborne enamels have tended to be limited to trim and joinery work as even the semi-gloss finish has been too shiny for many wall applications and customers.  New Resene Room Velvet is a low sheen... more
Resene Sureseal Relief for the nose
Resene Sureseal has always been an excellent choice for binding up and sealing surfaces but like most traditional solventborne products, it has had a strong solvent odour. But not any more. The Resene technical team has developed a lower odour formulation using low aromatic hydrocarbons to make it more pleasant to use and more pleasant after it has been applied. The new formula has all the performance characteristics of the existing product, but without the strong smell... See Data Sheet D42
Resene Productivity Tables Productivity is key
Pricing a decorating project can be a complicated process with many job, system and substrate variations to take into account. To help make it easier to quickly work out productivity rates, Resene has created a new Productivity Tables booklet designed for professional painters as a quick reference when quoting and planning work. View the free copy of the guide online... more
The app for that The app for that
Seen a colour you’d love to use on a project? Maybe it was at the beach, on a fabric or on a building, but you don’t know what that colour is or how to describe it? The new upgraded Resene ColourMatch can help. Plus the new built in Resene Colour Palette Generator feature means you can use the app to build a personal colour palette of Resene paint colours from a single image… more
Coloured up Coloured up
The Colourways colour forecasts feature Resene colours in both the Australian and New Zealand palettes. All colours may be ordered as drawdowns via the Resene drawdown order service. View the Resene colours in the Colourways collection online… more
Its a match It’s a match
Prime Panels have launched new laminates matched to favourite Resene colours as part of their PrimeMelamine collection. So now you can get Double Tea, Quarter Napa and Half Pavlova plus many other Resene colours and a whole host of Prime Panels hues on your laminates to co-ordinate with your Resene paint colours for a complete room look. PrimeMelamine is a low pressure laminate suitable for everything from kitchen cupboards and shelves, laundry and vanity units to home office furniture and storage units. See the collection on the Prime Panels website… more
Resene labels
Labels at your fingertips
Resene has had a full collection of Resene specification sheets, product data sheets and safety data sheets online for a number of years, but there’s one thing that’s always been trickier to access, and that’s a label. Apart from finding a physical can of paint in your garage, van or popping into your local Resene ColorShop or Reseller and picking up a can of paint to check out the back, the labels weren’t readily accessible. Plus for many, paint dripped on the can during decorating made the instructions impossible to read. To make it quicker and easier to access labels, electronic copies of Resene labels have been added to the Resene website. This means you can check out the Resene label for a product on your computer or smartphone wherever you are whenever it suits. The labels are loaded in pdf format and are linked from the Data Sheet quickfind table so you can find them quickly and easily. Simply click on the label link next to the product you wish to view… more
Resene’s ColourMatch iPhoneapplication Snap. Touch. ColourMatch!
Resene’s ColourMatch application gives you instant access to thousands of Resene colours enabling you to colour match from any image taken on your iPhone or Android. Or use the colour spectrum to select a colour and find the nearest Resene paint colour. Anytime, anywhere, you can put the Resene ColourMatch system to work. Once you’ve matched your colour to a Resene colour, use Resene ColourMatch to find complementary colours simply by touching the screen... more
Karen Walker Fresh Karen Walker fashion for your walls
Just as clothing collections are launched to give consumers fresh ideas, so too are fashion paint collections. The new Karen Walker collection includes the never been seen before seventh palette, which has been waiting in the wings for its grand entry. With a tailored blend of favourite hues from the original collections, the new collection includes variations of favourite hues so you can create tonal colour schemes or subtler colour atmospheres… more
Most Trusted Brand award 2012 Most trusted paint
When the Readers Digest announced its Most Trusted Brands survey results, Resene was proud to be named Most Trusted Paint. We work hard to ensure we provide world class quality products, colours and services that you can rely on. Thanks for your ongoing feedback that helps us to continually improve.
Resene SpaceCote Flat Kitchen & Bathroom Flat out
The daily rigours of bathrooms, laundries and kitchens means these areas are prone to bacteria and mould buildup, which is why Resene first launched the Resene Kitchen & Bathroom range. Following popular demand, a new product – Resene SpaceCote Flat Kitchen & Bathroom – is being added to the product range to enable you to choose a full suite of products from walls, trim and joinery through to ceilings… more
Bring on Resene ColourDJ Sound of colour
Resene believes in life in full colour, sometimes it’s great paint, sometimes it’s just a bit of fun. Bring on Resene ColourDJ. A place that lets you do the unbelievable – hear colour. You know just what that colour looks like, but what do you think it sounds like? We popped musician Age Pryor and Resene paint colours into our mixer and out came… well you’ll just have to start playing to find out… Now it’s your turn to be the Colour DJ – get playing at www.colourdj.co.nz
Resene ConcreteSeal 3 in 1

Well stuck
New to the Resene product range is Resene ConcreteSeal 3 in 1 formulated to adhere well to concrete and be a fast drying versatile sealer/primer for interior concrete floors and exterior tilt slab. Resene ConcreteSeal 3 in 1 is ideal for garage and other residential and commercial floors being painted with Resene Walk-on. When used on properly prepared concrete floors, it will not flake off where hot car tyres stand. Properly prepared concrete needs to be clean from oil, grease, dirt and curing membranes.

And it’s a superb option for tilt slab construction too. Often with tilt slab problems occur because of poor surface preparation and a failure to remove form oils and surface treatments before applying topcoats. Using Resene ConcreteSeal 3 in 1 helps the paint system adhere to the tilt slab allowing the topcoats to hold on better.

See Data Sheet D409.

The new Resene KidzColour chart Young ones
The new Resene KidzColour chart is hot off the press and features popular bold hues and pastels, ideal for children of all ages. The Resene KidzColour range also includes favourite effects finishes such as Resene Magnetic Magic, Resene Blackboard Paint, Resene Pearl Shimmer... Plus you can download stencil images and create stencilled masterpieces for just the cost of a different colour of paint. Pick up a free Resene KidzColour chart from any Resene ColorShop or reseller or order free online. If you’re planning to make over a child’s room, check out the Resene Decorating Inspiration gallery for real life projects finished by other families. It’s a handy source of ideas to help get you started.
Resene cushions Complementary cushions
To complete your interior look Resene now has a selection of Resene Cushions in favourite fabrics from the Resene Curtain Collection. The Resene Curtain Collection is a range of fabrics designed to complement popular Resene colours. The selection includes fashion stripes and patterns through to neutrals designed to complement popular Resene colours and a wide range of colour schemes. Resene Cushions are available from selected Resene ColorShops or can be ordered in finished in Resene Curtain Collection fabrics (NZ only)… more
Resene Home and Resene Habitat wallpaper collections Home sweet home
Following the success of the exclusive Resene collections, the new Resene Home and Resene Habitat collections include a carefully selected range of well balanced wallpapers presented in a soothing palette of neutrals accented with fashion colours, ideal to work with existing room elements or to form the base of a new colour scheme. View the online wallpaper library… more
the new Resene Curtain Collection Catwalk of curtains
A veritable array of fashion and classic curtains have been released as part of the new Resene Curtain Collection (NZ only), alongside new colour options in a selection of the existing designs. The Resene Curtain Collection is a range of exclusive fabrics designed to complement popular Resene colours. The selection includes contemporary and classic stripes and designs to complement a wide range of colour schemes… more
QR code shortcuts QR shortcuts
To help connect decorators to the information they need when they are decorating, you’ll start to see new QR codes appear on Resene labels and in some of our printed materials. A QR code is a quick way to get you to the information you need, without the hassle of typing in a web address or having to go hunting for the right page on a website… more
Resene CoolColour™ to reflect more heat and reduce heat build up Cool it
The local White Roof movement is focused on gaining awareness of the benefits of white roofs and encouraging people to either paint their roof white, or if they can’t do that due to local council restrictions or similar then to paint home roofs in a Resene CoolColour™ to reflect more heat and reduce heat build up… more
Resene Woodsman Whitewash

White wood
New to the Resene Woodsman exterior woodcare range is Resene Woodsman Whitewash, an exciting new way to achieve a whitewashed style effect on exterior timber. Resene Woodsman Whitewash is low in VOC compared to solventborne exterior stains and polyurethanes. It’s easy to apply and suitable for use by professional decorators or home decorators... more

See Data Sheet D57W.

The Resene Exterior Woodcare collection

Woodwork
The Resene Exterior Woodcare collection has been refreshed, expanding the product information and including a handy table showing you what product to use where. The key products are: Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating stain for weatherboards and fences, available in a range of colours. Resene Woodsman Decking Stain, waterborne penetrating stain for decks, available in a range of colours. Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain... more

Resene X-200 weathertight membrane

Weathertight
Looking for a resilient exterior coating for concrete that is highly water resistant, possesses excellent adhesion and stretch characteristics and looks as good as it performs? Then choose Resene X-200 and enjoy a quality of finish that buildings all over the country have been enjoying for years. Resene X-200 uniquely combines low viscosity with high build ensuring excellent penetration into cracks and pores and superb adhesion. It develops into a tough, durable and continuous membrane, while its fibre reinforcement increases tensile strength. Resene X-200 is a popular choice for refurbishments in areas prone to earthquakes and for concrete buildings nationwide. And it’s available in an extensive range of Resene colours including the heat reflective Resene CoolColour™ technology. Protect your concrete projects with Resene X-200 and keep them looking good long into the future. See Data Sheet D62.

Resene Uracryl GraffitiShield

Project protection
New to Resene, Uracryl GraffitiShield is a semigloss clear finish providing a choice between the existing gloss option and the new lower sheen semigloss variant. Unsightly graffiti is a nightmare for property managers in graffiti prone areas. Worst of all, not only does it look bad and cost money to fix, but the longer you leave it the more likely it will attract more graffiti... more

3D Kitchen software Kitchen colour
The latest addition to the Resene electronic colour tool collection is customised colour files for 3D Kitchen software. 3D Kitchen provides a variety of software solutions to suit all cabinet making and design applications and can now be coloured using your chosen Resene colours. To access the Resene colour updater for 3D Kitchen, please email tonyc@3dkitchen.com. Resene also has an extensive collection of electronic colour tools… more
Resene Colorwood Whitewash Go white
New to the Resene Colorwood interior woodcare range is Resene Colorwood Whitewash, an exciting new way to achieve a whitewashed style effect on interior timber walls and floors. Environmental Choice approved, Resene Colorwood Whitewash is low odour and low in VOC compared to solventborne interior stains and polyurethanes. It’s easy to apply and suitable for use by professional decorators or home decorators… more
Resene Fresh Air Carparking Breath of fresh air
Carparks and polluted air are often two things that go hand in hand. Utilising the latest in photoactive technology, Resene has developed Resene Fresh Air Carparking, Resene Fresh Air Carparking is a semi-transparent waterborne satin topcoat with photocatalytic pigments, which is designed to break down NOx and organic atmospheric pollutants that come into contact with the film… more
Resene PaintWise Big green tick
The Minister for the Environment Nick Smith has announced the accreditation of Resene’s PaintWise paint and packaging recycling programme, the first accreditation for a paint recycling programme and only the sixth product stewardship scheme he has accredited… more
Lighting Plus shades look book Look book
The new Lighting Plus shades look book is designed to help you put together a complete room look, featuring the latest trends in light shades, complemented by Resene paints, wallpaper and curtain for a complete room finish. Choose from retro stylings through to the ultra modern, including lampshades custom matched to Resene colours. The Look Book is packed with hints and tips to help you choose the right light with confidence. Available from LightingPlus www.lightingplus.co.nz.
PatersonRose and Resene have teamed up to create complementary colour suggestions for the PatersonRose children’s linen range Linen + paint = just what you need
PatersonRose and Resene have teamed up to create complementary colour suggestions for the PatersonRose children’s linen range to help you put together a look for children’s rooms without spending days agonising over what colour will go with what. See more linens and their complementary colour suggestions online... more
Environmental Choice approved Resene StainLock

Lock it in
Don’t let stains ruin your fresh paintwork. Lock stains in with Environmental Choice approved Resene StainLock, a waterborne stain sealer formulated to hold back a wide range of common surface stains to prevent them damaging subsequent topcoats.

It’s ideal for exterior and interior projects and is designed for overcoating with your choice of Resene waterborne decorative topcoat. Use it on substrates such as brickwork, concrete, fibre cement, old stained surfaces, plasterboard and over stained areas where stain transmission is more likely. Once dry topcoat in your favourite Resene waterborne decorative paint system. One coat is all that is needed to lock in most stains.

See Data Sheet D408.

Resene Colorwood Enhance Wood enhancer
New to the Resene Colorwood interior timber finishes range is Resene Colorwood Enhance, designed to provide subtle toning shade to interior timbers. Resene Colorwood Enhance can be mixed into waterborne clear finishes, such as Resene Qristal ClearFloor 1K and Resene Aquaclear, and then brush applied as part of that product to enhance the timber substrate. It takes only one pack (50ml) of Resene Colorwood Enhance to shade a litre of clear finish. You choose the level of shading. Available in white, black, jarrah, red brown and walnut tones. Available from Resene ColorShops and selected Resene resellers.
Resene Woodsman Decking Stain Deck-orating in colour
New formula Resene Woodsman Decking Stain is now available in all the colours from the Resene Exterior woodcare range, giving a handy range of 47 hues from deepest black through to limed hues and natural timber colours. And to keep the deck temperature down, Resene Woodsman Decking Stain can now be tinted using Resene CoolColour technology, which helps to reflect more of the sun’s energy reducing heat buildup.
Resene Paint systems for earthquake affected buildings booklet Repair to repaint
With the devastating damage caused in the Christchurch earthquakes, Resene has fielded many calls about how to repair and repaint damaged buildings. To make this information accessible to all, the Resene Paint systems for earthquake affected buildings booklet is available on this website, or those in Christchurch can pick up a booklet copy from their Resene ColorShop. Handy how to videos are also available for viewing online.
The Resene Exterior Woodcare collection Well oiled
If you’re planning a wood oil finish outside, choose from over 35 Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain hues from the Resene Exterior woodcare range. Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain is a penetrating oil stain designed to enhance and protect exterior timber. Available in a range of colours from subtle timber finishes through to sheer black.
Resene MoulDefender Sensitive choice
Formulated with anti-bacterial silver, Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom, Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom and Resene ClinicalCote now all also enjoy Sensitive Choice (NZ) programme approval. Sensitive Choice is a programme offered by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand designed to help asthma and allergy sufferers identify companies that are committed to reducing asthma and allergy triggers. The Resene Kitchen & Bathroom range also includes Resene MoulDefender to inhibit mould growth, which can also have a detrimental impact on sufferers.
Lighting Plus has introduced a new, limited edition line of fabric shades that are matched to Resene colours Light up your colour
Lighting Plus has introduced a new, limited edition line of fabric shades that are matched to Resene colours – Resene Half Sisal, Resene Petite Orchid, Resene Pohutukawa, Resene Pravda, Resene Altitude and Resene Ottoman. The six shades are available in the popular 12/12/9 size, which is suitable for both pendant and portable lighting applications. The shades are designed to complement your painted Resene walls adding a fashion finishing touch. And if your favourite Resene colour isn’t matched in this range, keep an eye out for the next limited edition colour range coming soon. Available from Lighting Plus.
Vectorworks and Resene electronic colour files Colour up Vectorworks
Resene has added to its extensive electronic colour library with colours formatted for use with Vectorworks. Resene electronic colour files are available for a wide range of programmes, including AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Photoshop, Revit, SketchUp, Spirit, Design2Cam, Chief Architect and Vectorworks or you can download all the Resene colour jpegs using a handy zip file… more
Resene Palette Generator Picture to palette… in seconds!
Thanks to the wonders of web technology, we have a new quick way for you to develop a colour palette. All you need to do is visit the online Resene Palette Generator, select and upload your image and then click the ‘generate’ button. Then the Resene Palette Generator will create a Resene colour palette based on the proportions of colour in the picture. Once done you can click on the colours for more information, download swatches and save or email them or share your colour palette to Facebook... more
Resene Colour Helper - Your helping hand with colour  Resene ColourHelper - your helping hand with colour
Got an existing colour or material and need to find a similar Resene colour but you’re not sure which Resene colour might be closest? The new Resene ColourHelper is here to help. Simply take the Resene ColourHelper, push it down to ‘read’ the target colour three times and it will let you know three Resene colours closest to the colour you have measured. It can also suggest complementary colour options, tell you the difference between two colours so you can see how similar, or different, they are and suggest other colours... more
Resene Qristal ClearFloor waterborne urethane clear Timber time
Keep timber flooring looking good with Resene Qristal ClearFloor waterborne urethane clear, a tough durable finish formulated especially for floors. Available in a desirable satin finish, Resene Qristal ClearFloor can be applied by homeowners through to professional tradespeople… more
Resene has developed Photoshop .aco colour files Paint your Photoshop
Photoshop designs can now be quickly and easily recoloured using Resene colours. In the latest addition to the Resene electronic colour library, Resene has developed Photoshop .aco colour files. Specifiers and designers using Photoshop can download these colour files free from the Resene website. and load them into their Photoshop folder… more
The Resene whites and neutrals collection palette cardsThe Resene whites and neutrals collection palette cards Handy neutrals
The Resene whites and neutrals collection is now available in palette cards with 12 hues per card to make working choosing your favourite colours even easier. The range of 28 palettes covers over 300 whites and neutrals hues through to black, including up to six strength variations of the most popular Resene colours. Choose the palettes you like and tuck them into your handbag or pocket as a handy reference when you go shopping for fabrics, furniture... more
Resene has won many environmental awards Green on green
To add to our very green 2010 with a whole host of environmental awards, Resene was delighted to win the National Sustainable Business of the Year award as well as the Sustainable 60 overall Exemplar award and a Marketplace award. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions, ideas and encouragement that have helped us continue to improve our products and services. Your feedback is always welcome and you can send it to us anytime... more
OHBaby Awards Golden vote
Resene was voted the Best Kids Décor following a nationwide vote involving over 5000 voters and 177000 votes cast in the recent OHBaby Awards to find the best children’s products and services... more
Wall murals from Walltastic Dinosaurs that won’t bite
Dinosaurs and fairies, farms, jungles and soccer grounds are perennial favourites for children’s rooms. The range of wall murals from Walltastic quickly turns a wall into a child’s favourite fantasy theme. View the range online or at selected Resene ColorShops... more
MasterSpec Resene Green Masterspec
To help make specifying sustainable systems even easier, in conjunction with MasterSpec Resene has developed environmental versions of our popular Masterspec interior and exterior painting specifications and these have been included in the last update for Masterspec users... more
Resene Fastest Art Exhibition in conjunction with Ellerslie Races and Auckland Cup Week Giddy up
If a full size white fibreglass horse landed in your backyard, you’d probably assume it was an April Fool’s Day joke. But when the horses started to land in the backyards of Lucy Lawless, Ra Vincent (sculptor on the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and King Kong movies), Lindy Leuschke. The Mad Butcher and Karen Walker complete with Resene paints and a sign saying ‘Paint Me’, the race to the finish line was just getting started… more
Resene anti-microbial paints

Wall protection
Resene ClinicalCote is a low odour, washable waterborne paint finish formulated with anti-microbial silver for use on broadwall areas in buildings such as hospitals, rest homes, medical centres and clinics. Anti-microbial silver protection is internationally recognised as a safe and healthy method of deodorising and sanitising surfaces. A very low VOC formula, Resene ClinicalCote is Environmental Choice approved and has less than 4 grams of VOC per litre. In keeping with the modern trend of low sheen finishes, Resene ClinicalCote is available in both low sheen and satin finishes. It is designed to withstand alcohol and glycol containing hospital cleaners to keep it looking its best. The low sheen has a desirable low sheen finish from all angles The painted surface can be cleaned just seven days after application. Use Resene ClinicalCote on walls and complement with Resene waterborne enamels on trim and joinery and Resene Ceiling Paint on ceilings for a very low VOC finish.

Resene ClinicalCote is available from Resene in a wide range of over 800 Resene colours. See Data Sheet D318.

Colourways colour forecast released in 2010 Coloured up
The Colourways colour forecast released in 2010 features Resene colours in both the Australian and New Zealand palettes. All colours may be ordered as drawdowns - standard Resene colours via the Resene website and non standard Resene colours via Resene owned ColorShops. View the Resene colours in the Colourways collection online.
Resene Tennis Court colouring programme Colour in
Planning a tennis court as part of a project and not sure what colours would look best? Try out the online Resene Tennis Court colouring programme. It's quick and easy and you can see how the combination of Resene Tennis Court Coating colours will look, without lifting a paintbrush. Try it out.
Resene keep safepaint Keep safe
More injuries happen at home than at work, on the road, or while playing sport. In fact, on average, someone is injured at home every 48 seconds! But it's not all doom and gloom. The good news is, with just a few simple changes, you can make your home a safer place for you, your family and visitors... more
Resene Total Colour Awards Colourful gallery
With thousands of Resene colours available, there’s no point having all these colours if they aren’t being used, which led to the creation of the Resene Total Colour Awards to celebrate and encourage creative use of colour. Over 140 entries were received. Awards were given in nine categories. A wide selection of entries and award winners are available for viewing online so you can view a snapshot of projects from all around Australasia... more
Resene Summit Roof  paint Top spot
Resene Summit Roof has been crowned the best new paint product of the year by the NZ Master Painters. New Resene Summit Roof is proving a popular choice for professional and home decorators with a desirable low sheen durable finish for a wide range of roofing projects. See the Resene Roof Systems colour range for colour options. Order your free copy online or pick up a copy from your local Resene ColorShop or reseller.
Resene Write-on Wall Paint Black or white?
Resene Write-on Wall Paint was designed to provide an alternative to whiteboards, but it’s now proving to be a great alternative to blackboards too. Simply paint on your favourite dark Resene colour, then Resene Write-on Wall Paint and once dry and cured you can write all over it using liquid chalk. It’s like having a blackboard but without the hassle of chalk dust. Best of all, because Resene Write-on Wall Paint is clear you can choose your favourite Resene colour to go underneath… more
Habitat of the Week Inbox inspiration
Looking for inspiration? Habitat of the Week showcases one home inside and/or out decorated in Resene paints and colours each week. But it isn’t just about the Resene colours. Each Habitat of the Week has details on the home including the designer, architect, colour consultant etc who worked on the project, information on colours and accessories used and more. You can sign up for Habitat of the Week free online at www.habitatoftheweek.co.nz and enjoy fresh weekly inspiration to your inbox. And if you have a colourful project you’d like to be featured on Habitat of the Week, simply email information and photos anytime to editor@habitatoftheweek.co.nz. Submissions are open to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands for projects using Resene paints and colours.
Resene’s iSwatch on your iPhone or iPod Touch Swatches by touch
Resene’s iFandeck has expanded to include wallpaper and the Resene Curtain Collection. Now you can access thousands of Resene paint colours, wallpaper and curtain swatches anywhere, anytime at the touch of a finger simply by installing Resene’s iSwatch on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Choose from the ‘live’ version that accesses information on the fly from an online database or the app version (available free from the App StoreSM) that is stored on your phone but is updated less frequently. The live option is designed to work on a wide range of mobile devices… more
Resene Earthsense ceiling paint Makes sense
Those planning an interior repaint can now do so with two innovations wrapped up in one product. New Environmental Choice approved Resene Earthsense Ceiling Paint is formulated with a special renewable extender pigment, providing at least 20% by volume of renewable raw materials in the final paint film, and 65% in the wet paint with the inclusion of water… more
Resene PaintTrack Authenticity assured
In a world first, Resene have pioneered a way that you can ensure the coating applied is authentic, with Resene PaintTrack. Resene PaintTrack is a ‘chemical barcode’ made up of durable and inert inorganic materials that are fully integrated into the paint. To the naked eye, paints containing Resene PaintTrack look and perform the same as normal. When illuminated using light of a specific wavelength, a unique emission spectrum is detected by a hand-held digital reader if it contains Resene PaintTrack… more
Resene Peacock balloon Show off your colours Peacock
The Resene Show off your colours Peacock hot air balloon is a feature of the Balloons over Waikato 2010 festival. The Peacock balloon is truly amazing and a real show stopper. It is the biggest bird in the air over the 5 day event with the balloon standing 30 metres high, taking up 4000 cubed metres of space and weighing 250 kilos, of which most of that weight is in the huge tail…. more
Resene Multi-finish palette collection On the edge
The Resene Multi-finish palette collection is undergoing changes to make it even easier to use. Chips on the left and right of the palette are being extended to the edge of the palette to make directly matching them to other samples quick and easy… more
Resene Metallics and special effects chart Metallic favourites
Precious metal hues of silvers, golds, coppers and pewters have stood the test of time and continue to be popular decorating colour choices. The new Resene Metallics and special effects chart offers more choice of these colours as part of a selection that includes new hues developed using the new Resene Fine Aluminium tone… more
Resene Summit Roof waterborne low sheen roof paint On top
The recently launched Resene Summit Roof waterborne low sheen roof paint is proving very popular. It combines a durable and desirable low sheen finish with direct to substrate technology suitable for use on a variety of surfaces… more
Resene Write-on Wall Paint

Unlimited ideas
Let your ideas loose all over your walls with Resene Write-on Wall Paint.

Simply apply over your existing light coloured wall paint or if you’re looking for a colour change, apply your new colour then apply Resene Write-on Wall Paint over the top.

Once dry and cured you can use whiteboard markers to write all over the wall without damaging the surface. And when it’s time to delete an idea just grab a soft cloth or whiteboard eraser, rub out the marker and start again.

Unlike normal whiteboards, Resene Write-on Wall Paint is designed to work with your existing décor by allowing the colour of your walls to show through the clear finish. So you can have a Resene Tea coloured whiteboard, a Resene Spanish White one or any other light Resene colour that you desire by simply changing the colour of the wall prior to applying clear Resene Write-on Wall Paint.

Use it in your kitchen to write your reminders, in your office for your to do list, in your conference room to share ideas and in schools for brainstorming, art and more. With Resene Write-on Wall Paint there’s no limit to your ideas.

See Data Sheet D907.

Use Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom paint in wet areas

Wet wise
Protect wet areas in your home, building or your project with new Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom.

Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom combines the durability and easy cleanability of a semi-gloss waterborne enamel with added anti-bacterial silver protection and the mould protection of MoulDefender to minimise bacteria and mould growth. Anti-bacterial silver protection is internationally recognised as a safe and healthy method of deodorising and sanitising surfaces that come in contact with skin, food and water.

Use Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom on walls and complement with Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom on trims and joinery. Or for a semi-gloss sheen throughout use Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom formulated with anti-bacterial silver and MoulDefender for your walls, trims and joinery. Both products are Environmental Choice approved.

See Data Sheet D310K.

Resene Curtain Collection Raise the curtain
Having trouble finding a curtain fabric to go with your favourite Resene colour? Then the new Resene Curtain Collection may be just what you need. It’s a range of fabrics designed to complement popular Resene colours. The latest collection includes fashion stripes and patterns through to neutrals designed to complement a wide range of colour schemes… more
Taihape gumboots painted in Resene Kowhai Get your walking boots on
Most people keen on walking don their favourite walking shoes or sneakers and take to the streets or their local hiking track. Taihape has abandoned shoes and sneakers in favour of their town icon, gumboots… more
Enviro-Mark Gold award Million dollar eco winner
Professor Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, awarded Resene the winning prize in Industrial Research Ltd’s (IRL) What’s Your Problem New Zealand? competition. Resene will be awarded up to $1 million in IRL R&D services to develop premium waterborne paints based on resins made from up to 80 per cent sustainable ingredients… more
Sketchup Quick colour
To add to the repertoire of virtual colour tools, Resene colour ranges have been converted into Google SketchUp colour files. Resene colours can be quickly and easily added to your Google SketchUp projects and used to show what projects would look like finished in Resene colours… more
Fairydown blankets colour matched to popular Resene colours Colour cover
Fairydown have worked with Resene to create a new colour story for bedrooms. The versatile and lightweight Espresso feather and down blanket from Fairydown is designed to be an extra layer of winter warmth or as a duvet alternative during summer months. And to ensure it works with your paint colours, the blanket range is available in a choice of eight fashionable colours: Alabaster, Perfect Taupe, Mondo, Casper, Matakana, Double Foundry, Pohutukawa and Bounce, all from the Resene Total Colour System. See www.fairydownbedware.co.nz
Prime panels laminates Prime colours
Prime Panels have a host of laminate colours to choose from to complement your designs, and to make combining your laminate colour and paint colour even easier than ever. Their new range includes eight colours colour matched to Resene colours – Resene Half Pravda, Resene Quarter Fossil, Resene Spanish White, Resene Half Spanish White, Resene Half Pavlova, Resene Quarter Stonewall, Resene Double Tea and Resene Quarter Napa. Samples of the new laminate colours are available from Prime Panels, www.primepanels.co.nz.
Design ideas for spring and summer Design Folio paint, wallpaper and curtains
Inspiring Resene colour, fabric and wallpaper choices... more
Resene waterborne Sidewalk White one
The Resene Waterborne Sidewalk range has enjoyed a boost in colour options, with the introduction of a white tone. Now over 1000 Resene colours off white, pastel, light, deep and ultra deep can be tinted into Resene Waterborne Sidewalk… more
Resene The Range 2010 fandeck Paint colour pursuit
Who would have thought that humble paint colours could be used to help fight crime? As reported in the NZ Herald, criminal investigations in Auckland are now codenamed after shades of Resene paint because of fears that an off-colour label could cause offence. Detective Inspector Scott Beard has created a list of codenames for police operations using Resene colour names, including colour names such as Anakiwa and Beryl… more
A Green Gold award for Resene Paints Green winner
Resene’s long term focus on sustainability has been recognised again with Resene being awarded the Green Gold award in the Wellington 2009 Gold Awards. We recognise that winning these awards is a real team effort, achieved with the assistance of our clients, our staff, our suppliers and various other local agencies and community groups… more
Resene and Kidney Kids Hope in a can
The Lions Club of New Zealand initiated the Kan Tabs programme to raise awareness and funds for Kidney Kids. Recognising that there were many more Kan Tabs collection points available than were currently being targeted, they approached Resene to ask for assistance with supplying blank collection cans that could be used at around 4000 locations across New Zealand. Resene in turn approached its can supplier, NCI who wholeheartedly pledged their support to the programme. As a result of the collaboration, 4000 printed 4 litre… more
Resene Teracotta Sealer Pots of colour
Adding colour to the great outdoors is easier than ever with new Resene Terracotta Sealer. Designed for use on terracotta pots inside and out, Resene Terracotta Sealer is suitable for use over a wide range of terracotta surfaces including terracotta statues and ornaments. Resene Terracotta Sealer seals the surface of the terracotta and imparts excellent waterbeading… more
Resene non VOC tinters Less is more
‘More’ always sounds promising, but in the case of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) less is far better. And in the case of the Resene non VOC tinters we’ve gone so far as to make ‘less’ VOCs into none. Resene non VOC tinters are being progressively rolled out to Resene ColorShops and resellers replacing the traditional Resene tinters used to tint our decorative paints. Traditionally machine colourants have added VOCs to the paint, but with the new Resene non VOC tinters you can still get the same range of colours but without the unwanted VOCs... more
Resene Summit Roof paint On top
With an increasing interest in lower sheen options outside, new Resene Summit Roof is a waterborne satin roof paint, suitable for application direct to substrate on some surfaces and recommended over a suitable primer/sealer on other surfaces. It’s available in a wide range of colours including Resene paint matches to popular COLORSTEEL®/COLORBOND® colours plus a whole host of Resene colours… more
Resene Paints feature in Marae renovations Marae DIY
Through the use of skilled labour and sponsorship for equipment and materials, the kaupapa of MARAE DIY has helped over 35 marae around the country to stretch their precious putea that much further and knock out their five or 10-year plans in just four days. The latest series of Marae DIY filmed throughout 2008 and airing in 2009 features Resene paint. Many of the colour selections are from the Resene Heritage colour range as the deep reds and neutrals fit well with Maori heritage too… more
Resene Woodsman Decking Stain Deck dress
Tired weathered timber decks can be quickly rejuvenated with new Resene Woodsman Decking Stain, a waterborne modified oil based stain developed especially for new and weathered decking. A new addition to the popular Resene Woodsman woodcare range, Resene Woodsman Decking Stain is available in a selection of the Resene Waterborne Woodsman colours… more
Wood Works painted furniture Coloured tables and chairs
Fancy some tables and chairs with fresh colours and personality? Then the Wood Works range of tables may be just what you are after. The tables and chairs are designed... more
Resene Heritage chart History repeats
The Resene Heritage chart has undergone a sympathetic makeover, with a few new additions to broaden the colour options and a change in design to enable colours to be displayed in technical colour groupings, simplifying and broadening the colour selection across the eras. A selection of hues have retained their colour but changed their name as Resene focuses on reducing complexity by removing some of the colour duplications that were created in the 1990s where one colour was gifted two names. The Resene Heritage colour chart is available from Resene ColorShops or online. Colours are available in drawdowns, testpots, self-adhesives and AutoCAD/Revit colour books and ArchiCAD materials.
Resene Stone Strengthener Set in stone
Stone sculptures can consume many painstaking hours and days in their formation and once complete the outer layer of the stone is often porous with little strength against the ravages of Mother Nature. Artists can now protect their precious work with Resene Stone Strengthener. Resene Stone Strengthener is a 100% active material... more
  CAD colour
Thanks to recent development work, the Resene colour ranges have been converted into ArchiCAD materials. Resene colours can be quickly and easily added to your ArchiCAD project using ArchiCAD's Attribute Manager. Once loaded the Resene colours will be added to your ArchiCAD project file and can be applied to any wall, floor, beam or object etc – an ideal way to show your clients how selected Resene colours will affect the look of their project... more
Trailblazer Award for Resene Paints Blazing trails
Identified as a trailblazer, Resene was recognised with the Trailblazer – Large & Corporate Business Award at the Sustainable Business Network – National Awards. This award recognises Resene as a business who has sustainability as a strategic part of their business operations, products and services and is a business innovator and leader… more
Resene Waterborne Woodsman Exterior Timber Stain The good wood
The new Resene Waterborne Woodsman colour range includes favourites from the previous colour collection combined with new fashion greys in varying strengths and kwila browns, forest greens and new subdued naturals to capture more of the hues of nature and showcase the beauty of timber... more
Resene BS5252 Colour Chart Handy downsize
The BS5252 colour chart based on the British Standard 5252 has stood the test of time and has been in the Resene suite of colour charts for over three decades. Recognising that the previously oversized chart can be a little difficult to wield on the job, we have taken the opportunity to make the colour chart more portable by downsizing it to a handy A4 size. The chart is finished in Environmental Choice approved Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen for more accurate colour visualisation. Order chart.
Karen Walker Paint Colours Colour stories
Karen Walker's inspiration for her new colour collection came from the Bauhaus school of the 1920s whose concept was to create and combine colours from an emotional point of view rather than a technical one, to group colours in a way that tells a story rather than simply matching them tonally… more
Apprentice Tool Kit  supplied by Resene Paints Starting out
A painting apprenticeship brings with it hours of dedication to the task and some much needed investment in quality tools. Together with the Master Painters, Resene has developed the Resene Apprentice Kit – a kit of quality painting tools in a custom designed painter tool kit bag. The Resene Apprentice Kits are supplied to new apprentices in designated regions each year.
Resene Timber Surface Prep Make ready
New to the Resene preparation is Resene Timber Surface Prep, a low VOC pigmented high build waterborne surfacer for solid timber. Designed to upgrade and fill surface defects in solid timber substrates prior to application of waterborne finishing systems, Resene Timber Surface Prep is quick and easy to use, with convenient water wash up. See Data Sheet D814 for details.
Resene Timber  and Furniture Gel Wood revival
Dripping wood stain and weathered outdoor wooden furniture are generally not the best combination with the applicator having to do battle with the difficulty of painting surfaces and cracks that run every which way without dripping the wood stain onto the deck below. To make the rejuvenating process quicker and easier, Resene has developed new Resene Timber and Furniture Gel... more
Green Ribbon Award Green Ribbon award
Resene PaintWise, paint and paint packaging product stewardship programme, was awarded a Green Ribbon award at the 18th Green Ribbon Awards held in conjunction with New Zealand’s hosting of World Environment Day on 5 June. Resene PaintWise was recognised as an environmental champion... more
Roadsense foot stencils Steps to success
Resene has worked with RoadSense to create a foot stencil for schools to use to create safe walking zones with their students. RoadSense co-ordinators order the foot stencils direct from Resene. More information is available from www.resene.co.nz/roadsense.htm.
A Deeper Shade of Green A deeper shade of green
It is estimated that the building sector uses roughly half of all the energy generated in this country, a very high proportion of materials and creates huge volumes of landfill wastes. This means that to make a difference we need to look at how we build, how we can reduce energy use and costs, how we future proof our buildings and minimise their carbon footprint. A Deeper Shade of Green, edited by Johann Bernhardt, has complied essays from more than 50 experts in their fields into a book that covers just about every subject you would want to know about… more
Colour Books Plug in colour
Productspec is a national database of building and interior products used by thousands of Architects, Designers, Contractors, Engineers and AEC Industry Professionals to source and specify product, technical and environmental data, CAD Details & Colour Resene Colour Books are available via the Productspec CAD Content Plug-in to Autodesk Revit... more
Resene Paints Broadwall 3in1 Surfacer Sealer Top product
Resene Broadwall 3 in 1 was named 'Best New Product' by the New Zealand Master Painters. Resene Broadwall 3 in 1 is a surfacer, sealer and finish coat all in one. Environmental Choice approved, it has 1.7gm per litre VOC and meets Green Star VOC requirements and Green Star NZ IEQ13 VOC and MAT10 requirements.
Resene Timber and Deck Wash Clean up
Recognising that exterior timber surfaces have special clean up requirements, Resene has developed new Resene Timber and Deck Wash. Based on popular Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, this product has been formulated especially for new and weathered timber and is recommended prior to all exterior.. more
PaintCrete, a PaintWise solution Second life
For a number of years, Fletcher Building, Golden Bay Cement, Firth Industries, Resene and 3R have been working together to develop innovative solutions for turning waste paint once destined for landfills into a useful ingredient in cementitious applications. PaintCrete, a PaintWise solution, is expected to divert thousands of litres into cementitious applications... more
New Resene Testpatch Flat testpot
Try out your colour without having to lift a paintbrush. A new Resene Testpatch is just like a Resene Testpot, except the painting is done for you. Simply peel off the back of the Resene Testpatch, attach it to the area you plan to paint and view it at different times of the day and night to check your colour concept works... more
Resene Uracryl 403 Clear Anti_Graffiti Coating Tag not
Resene Uracryl 403 Clear has achieved APAS approval as a permanent exterior graffiti barrier. With graffiti increasing exponentially in regions all over New Zealand, Resene Uracryl 403 Clear is a popular way to protect surfaces so they can be quickly washed down with Resene Graffiti Cleaner when needed... more
Resene CoolColour technology Keep your place cooler with a Resene CoolColour™
A black coating that remains cooler even on the sunniest day? Once a contradiction in terms and now a reality, with the launch of Resene CoolColour™ you can specify dark colours and keep your cool... more
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