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Swap 2 cans of food for a Resene testpot

Cans for colour

Resene Hunger for Colour is back to help the Salvation Army restock its foodbanks. Bring in two cans of food and swap them for a Resene testpot 60-80mL of your favourite colour at your local Resene owned ColorShop (NZ). Over 300,000 cans of food have been swapped since Hunger for Colour began… find out more

If these walls could talk podcast series

Get decorating advice on the go, with the ‘If these walls could talk’ podcast series

Resene has been working with a range of colour experts to bring you a new podcast series – ‘If these walls could talk ’ focused on colour, design and decorating advice. We're covering a huge range of topics, everything from choosing whites to heritage colours, latest trends, wallpaper and much more. Whether you're exercising, driving, cleaning or chilling out, you can get the inside tips and tricks from our experts to help you bring out the best in your home and projects... find out more

Resene Powder Coatings

From paint to powder with Resene Powder Coatings

Choose your favourite Resene colour for powder coated surfaces for an integrated colour palette from paint to powder.

The Resene Powder Coating range includes favourite premade Resene colours and a bespoke service where your Resene colour will be made for you to Resene colour standards (minimum quantity of 20kg applies to made to order).

This exciting collaboration between Resene and AkzoNobel brings you authentic Resene colours made into quality Interpon powder coating, perfect for finishing powder coated surfaces inside and out.

Resene Powder Coatings are ideal for all residential applications and a broad range of interior and exterior applications where excellent overall performance is required... find out more

Shimmer by the roll

Shimmer by the roll

The new Resene FX Metallics Wallpaper Collection offers a simple way to add even more glimmer and glamour to your upcoming projects.

Ever since their release, the captivating colours that make up the Resene FX Metallic range have been popular favourites for adding shimmer and shine to a wide range of different surfaces and substrates. But now, there's a new option for adding these stunning special effects to walls, ceilings and other smooth surfaces in a flawless finish: the Resene FX Metallics Wallpaper Collection. Available by the roll and as cut lengths, these newly released designs make it quicker and simpler to achieve a uniform sparkling finish no matter how expansive your project's broadwall surfaces may be... more

Painting laminate or melamine

Make old new again...

with Resene Laminate and Melamine Primer and your favourite Resene topcoats

You can easily refresh old laminate and melamine surfaces by painting over them. Make old out of date colours and styles look new again with Resene Laminate and Melamine Primer and your chosen Resene topcoat. Resene Laminate and Melamine Primer is a waterborne 'adhesion primer' designed for use over a series of surfaces usually considered difficult to coat or in need of expensive pre-treatment. It's fast drying, easy to apply and works with a wide range of Resene waterborne topcoats.

Find out more

Resene Waterborne Vinyl Wallpaper Sealer

Prep vinyl wallpaper ready for painting… without the solventborne odour!

Those familiar with painting over wallpaper will shudder at the mention of plasticiser. Painting directly over vinyl wallpaper can cause the plasticiser hidden in the vinyl wallpaper to migrate through to the topcoats affecting the cure of the coating and leaving a sticky surface. Recognising the need for a quick and easy method of coating vinyl wallpaper, Resene Waterborne Vinyl Wallpaper Sealer is designed to be applied direct to the vinyl wallpaper, sealing in the plasticiser leaving the surface ready for finishing with the desired topcoats... view label

Reader's Digest Quality Service Award - Gold, Paint & Decorating Stores

Quality Service Award New Zealand

Top quality times eight

Resene ColorShops have received the Reader's Digest Gold Quality Service Award for paint and decorating stores recognising exceptional customer service, winning each year since these awards started in 2017. Winners were identified in a survey conducted by Catalyst Marketing and Research. Commissioned by Reader's Digest, the survey canvased a representative sample of 1,500 New Zealand adults.

Samsung BESPOKE coloured appliances
BESPOKE Dishwasher in Resene Dusted Blue

Be inspired by Samsung BESPOKE x Resene

Samsung have partnered with Resene to help you craft truly bespoke home appliances.

The Samsung BESPOKE range of fridges and dishwasher can now be finished in your favourite Resene colour to fit in seamlessly, or stand out boldly in your new space.

Whether you want nice and neutral with hues like Resene Black White, a touch of colour with hues like Resene Duck Egg Blue or are a colour lover and want bold Resene Dynamite, you can choose from thousands of colours in the Resene colour range for your BESPOKE appliances... more

DIY decorating manual from MasterStroke by Resene

DIY decorating manual

MasterStroke by Resene is here to help you master all your paint and decorating DIY projects. Need to brush up your skills? We've got you covered with expert advice, invaluable tips and inspiring ideas to get you started on the journey to transform your home. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete novice, our DIY decorating manual will help you unleash your creativity, explore innovative techniques and learn clever hacks to make your living spaces truly your own. Grow your confidence with every stroke of the brush and get ready to makeover your home from top to bottom, inside and out. View pdf, single page ebook or double page ebook or pick up a free copy at your Resene ColorShop and selected resellers.

BlackWhite magazine, issue 7

BlackWhite + everything in between

BlackWhite magazine, issue 7 takes a deep dive into a range of projects, talks to architecture and design experts to learn about their design journeys and inspiration, looks at the latest colour trends and wallpapers and delves into the science of colour.

Specifiers/trade – sign up for our mailing list to receive a free habitat and BlackWhite subscription.

All issues of BlackWhite are available for viewing online.

A courtyard in Resene Lumbersider Matt

Make it matt

Are you looking for a flatter version of Resene Lumbersider Low Sheen for your exterior project? For the past ten years or more, lower sheen finishes have been the preferable choice for interior surfaces among clients and designers alike. But lately, we have been seeing the same trend affecting exterior finishes, too. Since they have to stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws at them, exterior coatings are typically glossier than interior counterparts. However, the Resene Technical Team has successfully formulated a new waterborne option for those after a flatter style finish on outdoor surfaces. New Resene Lumbersider Matt offers a flatter, more matt look than the low sheen finish of traditional Resene Lumbersider Low Sheen in a waterborne formula. It's designed for exterior walls, weatherboards and landscaping elements... more

Seal without solvents

Seal without solvents

Looking for an interior broadwall sealer that can stand up to wet areas without the strong solvent odours associated with traditional solventborne products?

Resene Waterborne Sureseal is a pigmented penetrating sealer designed to ready a wide range of interior surfaces for topcoating, including old varnishes and Lockwood® finishes. It's suitable for areas throughout your home, even in wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. Resene Waterborne Sureseal is easy to apply with excellent adhesion reducing the bleeding of water stains to help your finish look good for longer. Its waterbased formula means you get a low VOC and low odour finish and you can quickly and easily wash up your brush and roller in water once you've finished painting... more

Mural Masterpieces

Paint the town and be in to win

The Resene Mural Masterpieces 2024 is open for entry. Entry is easy – register online – and you'll receive an entry pack containing all the information you'll need to get started.

There are four classes of entry:

  • Best Professional Mural
  • Best Community Mural
  • Best School Mural (split into tertiary and primary sections)
  • Best Mural Design Gather together your favourite community group, school children or tackle a mural yourself.  

Top twenty colours

Top of the colour pops

Resene Black White continues to reign supreme as Resene's most popular colour, with four strengths taking out top 20 spots.

Chances are you have seen many of these colours already adorning walls. These colours share a common trait – they are very versatile and work beautifully on their own or teamed with a huge range of other colours.

Check out the top colours decorators have been using in their projects.

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Habitat 39

Fresh inspiration

The latest habitat magazine, issue 39 – is packed full of fresh ideas, trends and inspiration showing you how to use paint, colour and design ideas to transform spaces. It's coloured by Resene, but it's not just about painting. It's a handy way to get ideas, inspiration and advice for your decorating projects. Homeowners – sign up for a free Resene DIY card to receive a free habitat magazine subscription. Specifiers/trade – sign up for our mailing list to receive a free habitat and BlackWhite subscription. All issues of habitat by Resene and the habitat plus collection are available for viewing online.

Habitat plus decorating and colour trends 2024

Trend again

Now that we have started settling into a 'new normal', the time is ripe to remedy the spaces around your home that are no longer resonating with your wants or needs. If your blank walls are looking boring, things are feeling stale or your design no longer meets you and your family's priorities, aligning your decorating with your personality, lifestyle and desires has never been more achievable. Not only is it easier to get the necessary supplies, furniture or décor to transform your home than it has been during the past few years, but there are more Resene products and colours than ever before to help bring your design ideas to life.

In this edition of habitat plus, we've curated a selection of the most popular paint and decorating ideas sorted by mood and theme to make it simple to find the perfect Resene paint colours, wood stains and wallpaper designs to suit your style and taste. From the latest trends to looks with timeless appeal, these handy ideas and colour combinations are endlessly adaptable to suit your weekend refresh, add a new feature or guide you as you embark on a total home makeover.

We hope this habitat plus will help inspire creative ideas of your own. We'd love to see what you create – and perhaps your creativity might be just the clever idea someone else needs to get inspired to start their own decorating project.

You can view it online or get a free copy from your local Resene ColorShop or reseller.

Colourful winners

Colourful winners

An inspiring transformation of the Strathmore Park Community Centre by Etch Architecture was honoured with this year's Resene Total Colour Master Nightingale Award as well as the Resene Total Colour Commercial Exterior Award. Now known as Te Tūhunga Rau - Strathmore Park Community Centre, the upgraded centre features sliding doors of art designed by Pokau Te Ahuru, providing a strong and enriching focal point to the public face of the building, welcoming visitors while rooting the centre into the strong heritage of the area. The bold palette of Resene colours is based on hues that hold prestige in te ao Māori and can be enjoyed as a shared experience from inside or out, welcoming all to gather, be nurtured and share values.

Awards have been given for the best colour use in: Residential Exterior, Residential Interior, Commercial Exterior, Commercial Interior Office, Commercial Interior Public + Retail Space, Installation - Experiential - Product, Landscape, Education, Neutrals and Rising Star, with the Colour Master Nightingale Award for the best overall colour use.

See the winners online.

A patio finished in Resene ConcreteWash

In the wash — with Resene ConcreteWash

Achieve semi-transparent colour changes on a wide range of concrete surfaces both indoors and out with the new Resene 'In The Wash' collection of concretewash colours.

This range can be used to bring subtle, buildable sheer colour to concrete walls (interior and exterior), interior floors, exterior walkways and decorative elements like concrete planters and furniture. The product leverages Resene Concrete Clear, Resene Concrete Wax and Resene Concrete Clear Walk-on technology to offer customers a variety of different finishes to both colour and protect set concrete. Five colours are currently available – Resene Whitewash, Resene Greigewash, Resene Blondewash, Resene Claywash and Resene Stonewash – to impart a range of different nature-inspired hues… more


Sharpen your skills

New Masterstroke by Resene is here to help decorators master paint and decorating projects. Brush up on skills with advice, tips and ideas from our paint and decorating experts, with everything from step-by-step projects, quick how-to tips, upcycling, small jobs and do-ups. View MasterStroke by Resene videos and advice online... more

Toitū carbon reduce certified

Clamping down on carbon

Resene is proud to be playing an active role in the battle against climate change. Resene is now Toitū carbon reduce certified, meaning emissions are measured to ISO 14064-1:2018 and Toitū requirements. Resene is committed to continuing to look for more opportunities within its business to manage and reduce carbon emissions, but also offering and continuing to develop programmes, tools and products that empower customers to make better choices for the planet.

A lounge painted in Resene Blackest Black

Blackest is the new black

New Resene Blackest Black crowned the company's darkest colour offering yet. Resene Group Technical Manager Mike Clowes says a paint colour can only be classified as black if it reflects less than 1% of incident light. Recently, he and his team formulated an even blacker black than Resene Black, the colour that specifiers would previously turn to when only the darkest would do. As it turns out, shaving down that last percentage is a very tricky thing... find out more

Wildscape wall murals

Go wild with Wildscape murals

Add a little wild style to your walls with the Wildscape collection, designed by Tanya Wolfkamp exclusively for Resene. Each Wildscape wall mural is custom made to fit the wall it's been specified for, and the design can be recoloured to a range of Resene hues to help you bring the latest colour and design into your project. For example, if you were planning for a space to feature an achromatic blue colour palette comprised of Resene Outer Space, Resene Midnight Express, Resene Cello, Resene Half New Denim Blue, Resene Powder Blue and Resene Double Sea Fog, you could request each of these colours to be incorporated and you'd end up with something similar to the colourway pictured. Find out more and see other example colourways online... more

The latest Resene The Range fashion colours collection

Get coloured with the latest Resene The Range fashion colours collection

The new fashion colour range from Resene brings together the latest in on-trend colours to help take your project into 2024 and beyond together with popular whites and neutrals to help you complete your colour palette. With colours such as Resene Awaken, Resene Upside, Resene New Day and weekend favourite Resene Smashed Avocado, Resene's new collection is sure to add uplifting colour to your home. Like the brand-new hues, this season's colour trends promote growth while putting down solid roots… find out more.

Winter Trusted Brands 2023 - Paints

Trusted Brand New Zealand

12 times the charm

When Readers Digest announced its Most Trusted Brands survey results, Resene was proud to be named Most Trusted Paint for the 12th year running. Resene was also named 5th Most Trusted Brands of all brands surveyed. Thank you for your ongoing support – we really appreciate it. We always welcome constructive and helpful feedback that helps us improve – simply email us at or fill out the contact form on our website.

Be winter wise

Be winter wise

With a chill in the air, many may think that painting isn't possible… but they would be wrong! With the Resene wintergrade range you can paint your way through most winter days. The Resene Technical team first developed a small range of winterised products that will dry in temperatures down to 3°C, which have been used in winter conditions for over 10 years. To enable an even wider range of products and colours to be winterised, Resene Wintergrade Additive was launched. Simply follow the instructions on pack and add to waterborne paints to help them cure in colder temperatures.

The Resene wintergrade range also includes premixed Resene Wintergrade Lumbersider waterborne low sheen. And if you're planning a large project, Resene also offers a made to order service, so if you need 200L or more of your chosen wintergrade finish, Resene can add the wintergrade additive and do the mixing for you.

Beyond the sea

Beyond the sea

Be inspired by colours borrowed from the deep blue beyond with the new limited-edition Resene Ultramarine paint collection. The selection of six otherworldly colours are dramatic, moody, exotic, brilliant and striking all at once, and with vivid blues making a comeback, these colours are perfect for a bold and brave feature wall. This collection is the first time this ultra-special pigment has been used in an Australasian paint. Resene ultramarine blues are available tinted into Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen, from Resene ColorShops and resellers... find out more

Habitat plus - wood stains

Ways with wood

Take a leaf out of Mother Nature's playbook… whether it's exterior cladding on a modern architectural home or native timber flooring in a warm cosy interior, wood has been used in and on our homes since the earliest times.

Nature-inspired designs stem from our renewed appreciation of the outdoors and the environment. With plenty of options to choose from you can rejuvenate your timber finishes, maximise their natural beauty and keep them looking good.

Keeping your wood finishes looking their best comes down to the wood stains and clear finishes you choose. Whether you need to rejuvenate old timber or maximise the natural beauty and protection of new timber, there's a Resene woodcare product to suit your needs.

Resene's range of woodcare products include Resene Woodsman exterior wood stains and Resene Colorwood interior stains to showcase the beautiful grain and texture of timber. This habitat plus brings together ideas for your projects inside and out to help you make the most of your timber surfaces. Whether you're going for a timber look from top to toe inside and out or refreshing a deck or fence, we hope you find just the inspiration you need in this habitat plus.

Pick up a free copy at your local Resene ColorShop or reseller or view online.

Habitat plus - bedrooms

Rest easy

Are you in need of a bedroom makeover? Flip through handy tips and tricks in the new booklet, habitat plus – bedrooms. Bedrooms are very personal in nature, so how we decorate them and the colours we choose are also highly personal. Inside is all the inspiration you've been looking for to redecorate the bedrooms in your home – whether they are for you, family or guests – and do it your way.

Pick up a free copy at your local Resene ColorShop or reseller or view online.

Resene Eco.Decorators

Painting it green… inside and out

Resene Eco.Decorators provide a quality paint finish, while working hard to focus on Environmental Choice paint use, minimising paint wastes and reducing wash water using the Resene WashWise system, reducing their carbon footprint vs more toxic and wasteful processes. As well as bringing all those benefits to your project, they are also helping our native forests by working with Trees that Count to help plant native trees for local habitat regeneration.

Choose a Resene Eco.Decorator and not only can your walls be green, but so too can our outdoor habitats. The trees planted are estimated to remove 1K tonnes of carbon, with more trees being planted in the future. Find your local Resene Eco.Decorator for your next project.


Click for green with CarbonClick

CarbonClick is a Kiwi envirotech company helping to restore our planet by supporting certified carbon offsetting projects that can have meaningful long-term impact for future generations. CarbonClick projects Resene supports are in New Zealand. We've added the Green Button to our Resene ColorShop online checkout to give you the option to add a carbon offset to your purchase and balance out the carbon emissions associated with what you've just bought. Your contributions do more than just balancing carbon emissions, though, you'll also be protecting forests, restoring ecosystems and supporting communities. When you click the Green Button, a carbon offset will be added to your purchase. This contribution will be managed by our partner, CarbonClick, who direct it to a high impact mix of the best climate projects that remove carbon from the atmosphere, restore forests and support the development of infrastructure that avoids further emissions. The contribution is completely optional so you can choose to help. Visit the online shop

We speak beach

We speak beach. New wash hues for interior timber from Resene

A renewed love of honesty in materials, which favours those that come from nature, have made linen, wood, cane, clay and stone incredibly desirable to decorate with for their longevity and inherent beauty.

Simple, pared down silhouettes and Scandinavian influences like whitewashed timbers in Resene Colorwood Whitewash and minimalist furnishings that focus on quality and sustainability over quantity are hugely popular.

Expanding the range of Resene Colorwood wash options, Resene has created the new Resene Colorwood 'We speak beach' series of six colourwash hues are inspired by hazy days at the beach and popular Resene weathered hues. From sea to sand to shore, these hues bring a soothing quality to projects year round. Ideal for use for everything from walls and ceilings to floors and furniture, the hues can be used individually or combined into a palette.

The new range of beach inspired hues is available tinted into the Resene Colorwood Whitewash range, from Resene ColorShops.

Get creative with paint effects

Get creative with effects

A freshly painted wall looks beautiful but what if you're after something just a little different. Or you'd like to upcycle some furniture and a straight paint finish might look a little plain.

Paint effects allow you the freedom to capture a mood, create an ambience and transform the mundane into something special. Some techniques also have the practical benefit of disguising less-than-perfect surfaces. In fact, imperfections in the surface can add to the overall impact of the effect.

This booklet contains a taste of the paint effects techniques commonly used, from French wash to crackle, woodgrain to marbling. There are a wide variety of other paint effects techniques that you can use to achieve highly professional results.

When creating a paint effect, the key thing to remember is that there are no hard and fast rules about what you should do. Spend time getting the effect right by trialling different colours and application techniques until you are happy with the finished look. Then use your trial area as a reference board for the whole project. Wall sockets, skirting boards and door frames should be masked off so that the effect may be continued right to the edge. Mix and match techniques, colours, textures and surfaces. The only limit is your imagination.

You can view it online or get a free copy from your local Resene ColorShop or reseller.

Resene Bio Cleaner

Eco-friendly clean

Creating a cleaner that works well – both to clean effectively and to meet environmental standards – requires a careful balancing act.

New Resene Bio-Cleaner is a quick and easy way to clean surfaces ready for painting or use it annually for regular maintenance cleaning to give homes and buildings a fresh look by washing away dirt and contaminants that may be present.

It’s formulated with eugenol, the active ingredient in clove oil, which helps to inhibit mould and fungal regrowth. And it has Environmental Choice approval so you and your customers can be assured it meets those eco standards too.

Resene Bio-Cleaner is available in 1L and 4L packs, plus the new 10L pack, from your Resene ColorShop and selected resellers... view data sheet

Resene Lusta-Glo semi-gloss hybrid waterborne alkyd

Here’s to hybrid

With Resene Room Velvet moved to a new hybrid waterborne alkyd technology complete with the benefits of toughness and durability, lower VOCs and easy clean up in water, the Technical team have turned their attention to a hybrid version of Resene Lusta-Glo.

Resene Lusta-Glo semi-gloss solventborne enamel has been a popular product for anything from trims and joinery to bathrooms and wet areas for many years. As a solventborne finish it is slower to dry, ideal for those who need a little longer to apply the paint.

Bringing together the benefits of waterborne with the benefits of Resene Lusta-Glo, new Resene Waterborne Lusta-Glo is tough and durable, with lower VOCs and easy clean up in water. Initially the new product will be available in white and colours off white, with more tones to be released in the future.

Remember, all new products have their own nuances and tips and tricks to using them and this is especially the case when moving from one technology to another. When switching to a new product, allow a little extra time to read all the information and get used to the new product, and in next to no time its specification and use will become second nature.

Waterborne alkyd paint - room velvet

Oil and water do mix

Just when you thought you had the hang of which paint was which, we have a new category for you. Once there were solventborne paints, then there were waterborne paints, and now we have waterborne alkyd hybrid technology that combines the best of both!

The new evolution to waterborne alkyd technology, provides additional performance benefits combined with the environment in mind. They look like a traditional solventborne paint, but with the easy water wash-up and lower VOCs of a waterborne paint. Compared to a waterborne enamel, a waterborne alkyd has a tougher finish, but it is slower to dry. The slower dry time can be a benefit in disguise on some jobs, giving you more time to work the finish without excessive brush or roller marks. Always make sure you allow enough time for the first coat to dry properly before overcoating.

Waterborne alkyds may still yellow, when used on areas that don’t get natural light, but not to the same extent as a traditional solventborne product.

Resene Room Velvet is moving to a waterborne alkyd version, replacing the old solventborne version which is being deleted. The new version is available in white and colours off white... view data sheet

Karen walker chalk paint

Chalk it up

The Karen Walker Paints range of colours was an instant hit when it was first launched, and has continued to be a popular go to colour range with each updated release. And now to bring the Karen Walker experience full circle, we have a new Karen Walker Paints range of paints available so you can get your favourite Karen Walker Paints colour in Karen Walker paint. The new range is Karen Walker Chalk Colour, available in 500ml and 1L packs, perfect for small projects, from furniture to features. The paint is based on chalk style paints, which bring an artisanal vibe to a project. The range also includes Karen Walker Soft Wax in a clear and vintage option. The Karen Walker Chalk Colour range can also be tinted to a range of standard Resene colours off white, light and ultra deep tone... view Karen Walker colours

Fx faux rust effect

Rust never sleeps

When we asked the Resene Technical team to create a coating that is designed to rust, it's probably not surprising that they double and triple checked whether we wanted to stop rusting or actually create the rusting effect.

Over the years, we have seen the Resene FX special effects range grow in range and application as decorators are looking for something new and different to try out to make their homes and projects as individual as they are.

Traditionally effects finishes were quite structured and formal – think rag rolling and marbling. Of late, effects finishes have tended to become more organic and freehand style, more of an anything goes approach.

From metallic to pearl shimmer, magnetic to crackle, blackboard to chalkboard, fluoro to glow-in-the-dark and now to rust, the only limit is your imagination.

Resene FX Faux Rust Effect is a waterborne coating used to create a rust style effect on exterior and interior surfaces. Once applied, it looks like rust, a look that will continue to develop as the coating ages. Leave it as is or protect it with a clear finish of diluted Resene Waterborne Aquapel. It's best used in non-contact areas.

Always work on a sample area first, applying two coats of Resene FX Faux Rust Effect basecoat then two coats of the Resene FX Faux Rust Effect Activator to set off the rusting effect. The colour intensity and variation of the rust effect depends on the application method. The sooner the activator is applied after the basecoat is tacky, the deeper the rust effect.

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Resene Eco.Decorators

A decade of eco decorating

While it seems like only yesterday that the first Resene Eco.Decorator was named, the programme has been going strong for a decade and there are now hundreds of Resene Eco.Decorators.

The Resene Eco.Decorator programme isn’t just a set and forget programme. Each Resene Eco.Decorator is audited annually, to ensure they still meet the standards of the Eco.Decorator programme. That equates to thousands of audits over the years to ensure the standards are upheld.

Find your nearest Resene Eco.Decorator online.

AquaLAQ product range

Colour like no other

There’s nothing like a poor owner who has so carefully chosen their Resene colour for their kitchen cabinetry, furniture, shutters or joinery, who finds when it is installed that the colour isn’t quite right. Then starts a path of trying to figure out where the problem is… and that problem inevitably leads to finding out their cabinetry, furniture, shutter or joinery supplier hasn’t used the authentic Resene colour they asked for in a Resene product.

To make it easier for clients to get just the right colour, Resene has introduced a range of products especially designed for kitchen cabinetry, furniture and joinery. The new Resene AquaLAQ range includes a full system from sealer options to colour coat to clear coat finish options, including a complete waterborne system of sealer, colour coat and Environmental Choice approved clear coat. With a full range of authentic Resene colours available, there’s no need to settle for anything less. Find out more.

Resene Aquaclear

Naturally beautiful

When designing timber interiors, it can be tempting to leave them uncoated, but this leaves the timber prone to wear and tear, dust and contaminants that can be impossible to remove later. Clear coating timber provides a smooth seal and makes it easier to wipe clean.

And now with new Resene Aquaclear Natural you can apply a flat waterborne clear finish that protects the timber while still allowing its natural beauty to show through. Resene Aquaclear Natural is designed for interior timber walls and ceilings to enhance and protect timber from everyday wear and tear. The flat finish helps the timber retain its natural just cut look. If a little colour rejuvenation is needed, Resene Colorwood Enhance may be added to Resene Aquaclear Natural to add extra depth and colour.

Resene Aquaclear is also available in satin, semi-gloss and gloss finishes for those looking for a higher sheen effect.

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Paintwise - Celebrating 15 years

Celebrating 15 years

Little habits, repeated often, can make a massive difference over time. Not so long ago, recycling paint containers wasn’t something most customers even contemplated. Today, for many, it’s part of their normal painting process to recycle the packaging when they have finished the project. It was 15 years ago that Resene PaintWise first started following nearly five years of development. In those days product stewardship was in its infancy so there was no easy path to follow to set up a programme. Every process was forging new ground. Since then, over a kilotonne, i.e. over 1,000,000 kilograms, of packaging and paint has been recycled. That equates to millions of packs being returned.

In Australia, unwanted paint can be returned to the Paintback service. This service started in 2016, supported by Resene.

Find out more about how to recycle your paint… more

Snug homes

Got room in your backyard? Make the most of your space and add a SNUG home.

The design competition for the best SNUG home launched to massive interest at PrefabNZ’s CoLab event. Dozens of teams from the building, architecture and design industries submitted plans for a prefabricated SNUG home smaller than 65m2. See the winning designs that you could add to your backyard… more


Clearly for floors

Timber floors are a popular choice, but how do you keep them looking good? Now flooring contractors can enhance and protect hardwood timber floors with new durable Resene ProSelect, a tough 2K low VOC waterborne polyurethane range developed for use on residential and commercial flooring. Resene ProSelect gives specifiers and contractors the freedom to select any finish they desire, from a full or semi-gloss, all the way through to a natural or ultra matt finish, with just the minimum of components. To help make it easy to find all you need for your flooring project, view the info hub online with everything from application advice and data sheets, to maintenance tips and information.

The new Resene SpaceCote products are tougher and easier to clean

New, even tougher, wall paints

Resene is constantly working on improvements to its products and colour range, focusing on anything from durability and toughness to VOC and odour reduction. The latest changes to the Resene SpaceCote waterborne enamel family provide improved burnish resistance, improved scrub resistance and improved chemical resistance. The new Resene SpaceCote products are quite simply harder to damage and easier to clean.

These improvements have been achieved with a bespoke acrylic binder system with enhanced enamel cross-linking properties to provide better scrub and chemical resistance and a specialised polymeric extender package leading to improved burnish resistance.

Resene SpaceCote comes in two sheen levels - low sheen and flat. Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen is designed for use on interior walls throughout homes and buildings, including wet areas, while Resene SpaceCote Flat is designed for use on interior ceilings, including wet areas, and can also be used as a flat wall finish where a matt surface finish is desired. Both come in an extensive range of Resene colours and are Environmental Choice approved.

Resene SpaceCote is ideal for high wear and tear areas of a home or office for a seamless look throughout the interior area from dry areas through to wet areas. It also comes in kitchen and bathroom variants with anti-bacterial silver and MoulDefender for extra protection in bathrooms.

The improvements don't stop there. Resene Zylone Sheen has also been reformulated with a bespoke binder designed for very low odour and high resistance to stains and an enhanced pigment and extender combination to provide a tougher, robust paint film with excellent washability.

Resene has developed a series of electronic paint colour tools including Resene BIM Revit

Easy access to BIM paint colours

Architectural, rendering and graphical software has brought with it the ability to see the finish before the painting has started. Paint, itself, isn’t a BIM object because it is typically considered too thin to fit within the system parameters. However the paint can be brought into the system via the paint colour. That’s why you will see BIM paint colour files, rather than just BIM paint files. Resene has over many years developed a series of electronic paint colour tools and files to make incorporating Resene colours into projects easy. This includes Resene BIM Revit and BIM ArchiCAD files. Visit and click on the grey links at the top to select the files for your desired software… more

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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.

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