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Huntly College

The recent repaint has enhanced the external environment providing striking colour features against the neutral wall backdrops.

Resene Paints on Huntly College

Rising flood levels in the Waikato River forced the closure of Huntly College in Bridge Street, Huntly in late winter. Stopbanks were put in place after the river burst its banks and badly flooded the college 10 years ago, but the school and its grounds are lower than the river level. The high water table forced seepage through the ground, with mini lakes forming on the river side of the school. As a safety precaution, the school was closed for two days while the water peaked and receded.

In need of an exterior repaint, new Resene Wintergrade Sonyx 101 was selected for the largest wall areas, enabling the painters to complete the painting project quickly despite adverse weather conditions. Resene Wintergrade products are designed to cure down to 2°C enabling them to be applied during the winter months when normal coatings would fail to dry and cure properly.

Huntly College - exterior

The exterior repaint included weatherboards, fibre cement panels, concrete base areas, wooden railings steps and seats, metal flashings and gutterings, wooden bargeboards. The accent colour palette features Resene Bullseye (cherry red), Resene CoolColour™ tinted to Resene Aviator (deep dusk blue), Resene Quarter Delta (mist grey), Resene Double Delta (grey oxide) and Resene Triple Dune (brown charcoal).

Huntly College in the Waikato offers broad general education, combining academic opportunities with sporting, cultural and social activities in a friendly supportive atmosphere. The modern school environment provides excellent classrooms, specialist facilities and teaching equipment set in park like grounds.

The recent repaint has enhanced the external environment providing striking colour features against the neutral wall backdrops.

Painting Contractor: Keith Mahon Painters
Resene: Peter Smithers, Waikato Sales Representative; Lauren Hamill, RenderRite Service Consultant
From the Resene News – issue 1/2009


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