In the next instalment in our paint-pairing series, we talk you through a green and offwhite herringbone effect.
To prepare the surface, clean and dry your floor, then seal (consult with your local Resene ColorShop about the right primer/sealer for your flooring).
To mask the pattern, cut a few 42cmlong strips of 36mm-wide low-tack masking tape; cut more as you go and work out how many you need (we used three 50m rolls for our 3.6 x 2.4m floor).
Working your way down one side of the room, create one row of lines at a time, starting slightly away from the top corner (do the corners last). Stick the end of the first strip against the wall and extend it downwards at a 45-degree angle.
Moving down the wall, stick the second strip parallel to the first, again at a 45-degree angle, spaced using a brick template. Continue to complete your first row of strips.
Using the template to guide you, affix a second row of strips that run upwards at 90 degrees to mirror the first row. Repeat the pattern over the entire floor. Press the edges of the tape down well to ensure no paint can seep through.
Using a roller, apply two or three coats of Resene Lumbersider in Resene Seaweed over the entire floor. Leave to dry for 48 hours, then peel off the tape and seal with a protective topcoat of Resene Uracryl 402 Clear. For a visual step-by-step guide, visit homestyle.co.nz.
Room photo: Wall in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen in Resene Spanish White; floor in Resene Lumbersider in Resene Spanish White and Resene Lumbersider in Resene Seaweed, prepped with Resene primer/sealer and sealed with Resene Uracryl 402 Clear. Inspiration: California cactus garden. (top right)
Accessories: (Top right) Iringa Woven basket (used as planter), set of two; 3D dining chairs, cittadesign.com. Alps dining table, Bateman pendant light, freedomfurniture.co.nz. Cereal bowls by Gidon Bing, each, simonjamesdesign.com. Deacon jug, cittadesign.com. Desert Vista Blush framed print, shutthefrontdoor.co.nz. Above Terracotta planter by Wundaire, tessuti.co.nz. Plants and flowers stylist’s own.
Can't find what you're looking for? Ask us!
We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email email@example.com and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.
Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.
Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online. See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.