b'Leisure & Life (Style)Well projected Resene Hi-Glo Aluminium is an exterior paint. But used inside as a theatre screen it provides a backdrop that provides much sharper definition for images than a roll-down or similar screen. Its all because of the small metallic flakes in the paint, which reflect the projected light in a much crisper fashion. To ensure the surface is as smooth as possible, the paint should be applied by a professional spray painter.Lizard trapsWho would have thought paint cans could be useful for bio-diversity? Empty Resene paint cans were donated to the Department of Conservation to help with their lizard preservation actitivities. The department monitors lizards to identify their species, sizes, population and health. But to monitor a lizard, you have to catch it first! Thats where the Resene paint cans come in handy. They are dug flush into the ground and sardines or pears put inside for bait with a layer of leaves over the top for cover. Sticks are placed across the top of the can, leaving a gap just big enough for a lizard, and finally the lid is put on top and held down with a rock to stop cats and rats getting in. DOC workers monitor the cans every day for about five days. Recently, they monitored one of the last surviving mainland populations of moko skinks, on Coromandel Peninsula.In the stJust as humans are lured to the brightness of white paint, so gannets are drawn to the brilliant hue of their own guano. The Mana Island gannet colony had lost its gloss lately. Gannet sculptures inhabiting the colony had been out in the weather and had become dull and shabby. And the guano that usually covers their home had been overtaken by grass, weeds and taupata, discouraging other self-respecting gannets flying by from stopping for a closer look. It was time to redecorate and Resene was keen to help. Resene Sureseal pigmented sealer proved ideal for the weathered surfaces. This was followed by a coat of white Resene Lumbersider which emulates the guano. As the paintwork progresses, real life gannets have been sighted in the area, checking out the quality of the work. When the project is completed, its hoped some birds may stop in for a closer inspection, and even decide to stay.Bucket bokashiSome schools have found new ways to recycle Resene paint buckets.T h e Resene paint buckets and lids are ideal for bokashia method of intensive composting of organic material that uses fermentation to produce compost. Its best done in an airtight container out of the sun. Once aged, the bokashi treated waste can be used as fertiliser. While buckets of food scraps may suggest potent odours, bokashi is easy on the nose due to the effective micro-organisms added. Its easy to do and teaches children a process they can translate into their own homes.CALL THE LIMIT FOR STOCKISTS+64 9 582 0033. email: sales@thelimit.co.nz TRADE ENQUIRIES: SHOWROOM616 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland'