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Rough start

When Gavin Turner decided to refurbish his 1970s brown home, he found not one wall or ceiling was sufficiently well finished to paint, necessitating extra surface preparation to ensure surfaces were even before the paint was applied. Needless to say, the complete project took longer than he cares to remember!

The full refurbishment included a small extension, a new garage/workshop, carport, French doors, new bathrooms and kitchen plus a new paint job.

Lounge Paint Colours

Once the walls were even, Gavin applied Resene Apache and Resene Xanadu to the lounge, Resene Mantle to the secondary lounge, Resene Splash and Resene Rainee to the hallway and stair area, Resene Splash washed with Resene Apache on lower walls to the master bedroom, Resene Equator in full, half and quarter strengths to the kitchen and sunporch areas and Resene Splash, Resene Mariner and a selection of Resene testpots to the second bedroom.

Lounge walls Lounge walls Secondary lounge walls Hallway stair area, and second bedroom
Resene Apache Resene Colour Swatch Resene Splash
Resene Xanadu Resene Apache Resene Mantle Resene Splash
Hallway and stair area Kitchen / sun porch Kitchen / sun porch Kitchen / sun porch
Resene Rainee
Resene Rainee Resene Equator Resene Equator
- used in half strength
Resene Equator
- used in quarter strength
  Second bedroom Third bedroom  
  Resene Mariner Resene Rock Blue  
  Resene Mariner Resene Rock Blue  

Having finished the job, Gavin is a major fan of Resene Quick Dry Acrylic Primer Undercoat and waterborne enamels - both made the extensive painting work as quick, easy and painless as possible.

Inspiration gallery 2003
Thanks to Gavin.



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