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What better way to brighten up a new fence than with a rainbow of Resene colours! By the children in room 4 at Kaiapoi North School, with help from some awesome mums.

Fence before painting
Fence before painting

The junior classes at Kaiapoi North School have a new fence around their garden planter boxes, so they chose Resene paints to give the blank canvas a colourful lift.


Painted boards around childrens garden


  1. Ensure there are dropcloths laid on the concrete area first, in case there are spills or splashes of paint. And make sure you're wearing your old painting clothes, too.

  2. Paint the entire fence with Resene Quick Dry. This is an excellent undercoat because, as the name suggests, it dries quickly.

  3. You can choose any colours you like, but we thought these colours all looked great together. We’ve used Resene Wham as our main colour (on the trims and edges), as it matched some poles on a nearby classroom block.

  4. We painted the fence inside and out – to make the area really POP with colour.

  5. Wrap brushes in cling wrap between coats to keep the paint moist and save washing up for the second coat of Resene colour.

Children painting

Children painting colours


Summer 2019

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