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Welcome – 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.

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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.

Happy decorating!
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Why wood

Why wood?

Why wood? No other building material can tell the same tale through its natural texture, appearance and smell... more

Exteriors finishes and stains

Exteriors

Have a look at Resene's key products and wood stains that you can use on your homes timber exteriors... more

Choosing a colour

Choosing a colour

Learn how to choose the colour of your wood stain with some helpful tips brought to you by Resene... more

Deck-orating with wood stains

Deck-orating with wood stains

A good deck can transform your home. Bridging outdoors and indoors, decks expand your living areas and offer outdoor dining spaces... more

Fences

Fences

Staining a fence with Resene wood stains gives your whole home and garden a lift... more

Furniture and features

Furniture and features

With our typical Antipodean climate of experiencing four seasons in one day, outdoor furniture can take a beating. Luckily, it's easy to rejuvenate... more

Interiors

Interiors

Joinery and flooring helps bring nature inside. The Resene Colorwood wood stain range and the Resene range of clear coats will help protect your interior timber... more

Choosing a colour for your interior

Choosing a colour for your interior

The final colour will depend on the stain colour chosen, the type of wood being stained, and the number of coats applied... more

Beachy keen

Beachy keen

Nothing says relaxation quite like the beach. Bring a touch of seaside rest and relaxation to your home’s interior with the Resene Colorwood We Speak Beach range... more

Get creative

Get creative

Resene Colorwood can be used on walls and flooring but also on furniture and toys. Two popular traditional stained effects you may wish to try are distressing and two-tone... more

Crystal clear

Crystal clear

Clear finishes are used on interior timber to protect the timber against wear and tear and make it easier to clean... more

Timber and colour combos

Timber and colour combos

Some colours are better suited to the natural look of timber, enhancing and complementing the appearance... more

Resene wood stain ranges

Resene wood stain ranges

View Resene's exterior, interior, and clear coat ranges of wood stains... more

Back cover look

Back cover look

Background in Resene Colorwood Charred Black with A4 swatches in (from left to right) Resene Half Hairy Heath, Resene Tequila and Resene Snow Drift, bud vase in Resene Buttercup and lidded dish in Resene Tequila.

Cover look

Cover look

Timber is the star of this casual dining area with Resene Colorwood showcasing the natural beauty of the wood. Upper wall finished in Resene Sea Fog with a feature ply bench seat and lower wall finished in Resene Colorwood Whitewash. The bench cupboard doors are in Resene Colorwood Light Greywash and Resene Raindance (try Resene Bali Hai) and the flooring is stained in Resene Colorwood Natural.

Contributing stylists: Gem Adams, Amber Armitage, Greer Clayton, Megan Harrison-Turner, Laura Lynn Johnston, Claudia Kozub, Vanessa Nouwens, Mark Rayner, Emily Somerville-Ryan, Leigh Stockton, Chrisanne Terblanche, Melle van Sambeek, Juliette Wanty.

Contributing photographers: Bryce Carleton, Prue Dashford, Simon Devitt, Wendy Fenwick, John Foster, Sarah Henderson, Melanie Jenkins, Ross Keane, John Mailley, Larnie Nicolson, Frances Oliver, Dennis Radermacher, Sally Tagg, Tim Whittaker.

 

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