There’s more to painting a house than choosing the colours!
When Paul and Debbie Brett asked if they’d like to be involved with Building Hope, Ben Solly from Resene had just the thing.
With the colours already chosen by senior designer Wendy King, all Resene had to do was had over the tins – which they did, free of charge. That came to around $4000 worth of interior and exterior paint.
As a dad himself, Ben Solly said that their involvement with Building Hope was a no-brainer.
“After hearing Jon’s story, we didn’t even need to think about it. It’s not about brand promotion. It’s all about the kids at the end of the day. It’s a brilliant idea for all the right reasons and we’re really pleased to be a part of it.”
Resene’s paints are no ordinary paints. All of their waterborne paints are low-VOC, and the colours are made up with Resene VOC-free tinters. VOC (volatile compounds) are carbon-containing substances that easily become vapors or gases. They’re usually in paints, coatings and cleaning products. In paints, VOCs help with smooth application and drying. However, they can also cause problems due to ‘off-gassing’, in which the compounds are released into the indoor environment. These effects occur over a long period of time – not just while drying.
In the interest of reducing their carbon footprint, Resene’s low-VOC paints were an obvious choice for the Building Hope family home. Not only are they durable enough for children’s playrooms, but the lack of solvent fumes means the air will be healthier.
The exterior of the Building Hope home will be painted in Resene Flax Pond and Resene Metropolis Coal Dust, with window fittings in Resene Triple White Pointer and Resene Alabaster. These classy colours contain a special pigment that reflects heat, which means the house doesn’t get as hot as standard colours would. Perfect for a Kiwi home!