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Embrace your artistic side with murals and glow-in-the-dark walls

With the wide range of Resene paints and colours, and your imagination, it’s possible to create a truly unique effect on your walls, floor, ceiling, furniture or virtually anything else. It can be as simple as a tonal mural of hills in a fiord, a welcoming ‘hello’ message in your hall or take a leaf out of nature with a colourful plant mural or succulent designs of houseplants.

Green word art - hello mural

Paint an organic leaf mural

Word art: Simple but effective word art in Resene Gordons Green on a Resene Rainee wall with Resene Alabaster skirting.  Leaf mural: Wall and floor in Resene Despacito (try Resene Pearl Bush). Mural painted in Resene Moccasin (try Resene Wild West), Resene Shabby Chic (try Resene Cashmere), Resene Dapper (try Resene Rodeo Drive) and Resene Artemis (try Resene Bluff).

Painted pot plant outlines - line murals

A tonal hills mural

Line mural: Pot plant outlines in Resene Midnight Express on a Resene Rice Cake wall above Resene Smoke Tree panelling. Tonal hills mural in Resene Spindle, Resene Mischka, Resene Freestyling, Resene Santas Grey, Resene Mamba, Resene Hammerhead and Resene Casper with floor in Resene Ivanhoe.

A face-inspired mural features in a lounge

Painting a delicate toetoe mural

Face-inspired mural: Wall in Resene Gothic and Resene Quarter Merino with face-inspired mural in Resene Apache, Resene Bingo and Resene Gothic with outline in Resene All BlackToetoe mural: This delicate toetoe mural is painted in Resene Quarter Alabaster set against a wall painted in Resene Half Joanna and flooring in Resene Colorwood Uluru.

Resene Despacito

Resene Shabby Chic

Resene Dapper

Resene Artemis

Pick the right product

A coat of Resene Concrete Clear or Resene SpaceCote Clear may be applied to the finished paint effect to alter the gloss level and/or add durability to the finish.

When using Resene Walk-on to create a coloured effect on flooring, finish with Resene Concrete Wax.

A clear finish is recommended for all paint effects finishes in high contact and wear and tear areas to protect the effects finish from damage.

If painting a large scale artwork outdoors, consider using Resene Clearcoat UVS to help protect against fading or Resene Uracryl GraffitiShield to help protect against graffiti.

A botanic mini mural

An indoor painted kennel outline with paw print features

Botanic mural: Botanic mini mural painted in Resene FX Paint Effects Medium coloured with Resene Tussock, Resene Saratoga, Resene Elephant, Resene Pirate Gold, Resene Calico, Resene Cobblestone and Resene Bubble White and the background wall colour is Resene SolitudeKennel outline in Resene Half Athens Grey and door in Resene Armadillo on Resene Coast wall with Resene Alamo and Resene Half Athens Grey paw prints.

A woodland mural

An organic shapes mural

Woodland mural in Resene Soulful (try Resene Tuft Bush), Resene Tulip Tree, Resene Whizz Bang, Resene Love Me Do (try Resene Cosmic), Resene Green Pea, Resene Kandinsky, Resene Envy and Resene Green Meets Blue on a Resene Half Spanish White wall.  Shapes shapes mural in Resene Soothe and Resene Haystack on a Resene Rice Cake wall with outlines in Resene Noir.

A cityscape mural

A nursery with an irregular dot pattern on the walls

Cityscape mural: Wall painted in Resene Poured Milk and floor in Resene Indian Ink. Mural painted in Resene Indian Ink and Resene Sorbet (try Resene Dust Storm).  Nursery: Using Resene Chelsea Gem and an artist’s brush, press irregular dots onto a wall that has been painted in Resene Double Alabaster in loose scalloped patterns. The floor is Resene Merino.

A bedroom moon mural

A bedroom moon mural glowing at night

The moons are painted on the wall using a roughly coated basecoat of Resene Blue Lagoon followed by a topcoat of roughly applied Resene Alabaster then finished in Resene FX Nightlight. Colour details in Resene Sunshade, Resene Juniper and Resene Blue Lagoon.

Did you know?  Resene FX Nightlight is ideal to create a luminous lunar look or add some interest at night. It’s a waterborne glow-in-the-dark paint designed to shine after the lights have gone out. It’s ideal for children’s room and creative features.

DIY art 

Resene testpots are perfect as artist’s paints. Try a grid of simple artworks (below left) painted in Resene All Black and hung on a Resene Licorice wall. Or these retro canvases (below middle) in Resene Liberty (try Resene Seachange), Resene Half Dusted Blue, Resene Bubble N Squeak (try Resene Chino), Resene Triple Sea Fog, Resene Double Pravda (try Resene Kabul) and Resene Alabaster.

A grid of artwork

Retro artwork

A living room with tile effect walls

Living room: Resene Nepal on the wall gives this modern living room a soothing quality. Walls in Resene Nepal with ‘tile’ paint effect in Resene FX Paint Effects Medium coloured with Resene Frozen.

Resene Poured Milk

Resene Bubble N Squeak

Resene Soulful

Resene Sorbet

Resene Liberty

Resene Noir

Resene Love Me Do

updated August 2021
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