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Spring clean

Interiors – from Latitude magazine

With summer (and the festive season) on our doorstep, why not take some time out to spruce up your home with these simple yet effective tips and tricks?

Ways to spring clean your home

A classic beachy Cape Cod look is achieved for the entranceway of this home. Weatherboards Resene Half Periglacial Blue, Benchseat Resene Coast, Storage Box Resene Poured Milk, Pots Resene Slipstream and Resene Grey Seal.

How can I freshen up the outside of my home?

For an instant refresh, wash down your exterior with Resene Paint Prep and Housewash. It’s amazing what a decent clean can do to the appearance of your home, especially after a cold, wet winter! Simply apply the diluted Resene Paint Prep and Housewash with a soft broom and rinse off with fresh water.

What is the best way to remove scuff marks off my painted walls?

I would definitely recommend Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner. Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner is a non-dulling neutral cleaner designed specifically for use on all interior painted surfaces.

What are the hottest new colours coming through at the moment?

Summer is a great time of year to experiment with new colours, whether you’re updating your front door or even just sprucing up a few old pots. Pair fresh lavenders such as the dreamy Resene Whimsical and delicate Resene Mozart with crisp, chilled whites. Resene Just Dance has been a popular choice this year and will continue through into summer. Its sweet, peachy nature is the perfect blend of orange and pink.

Do you recycle old paint cans? Yes! 

Unwanted paint and paint packaging can be returned to designated Resene ColorShops as part of the Resene PaintWise programme. Recycled paint is donated to community groups to cover graffiti and packaging is recycled. The aim is to help people responsibly dispose of unwanted paint and paint packaging, minimising the amount going to landfill.

Colours for a classic beachy Cape Cod look...

Resene Poured Milk

Resene Slipstream

Resene Grey Seal

Some of the hottest new colours...

Resene Whimsical

Resene Just Dance

Resene Colour Expert - Rebecca Long is passionate about the difference colour and paint can make to a home. If you have a paint, colour or wallpaper query, visit your Resene ColorShop for expert advice, or book an appointment with a Resene Colour Expert online.

Stylist – Emily Sommerville-Ryan. Photography – Bryce Carleton. December 2019

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