Locally sourced raw materials

At all times we look local. Locally sourced materials reduce our reliance on international shipping, and support our local labour market.
Cement, Sand, Lime, Limestone, pumice and clay is all supplied from New Zealand suppliers.


All plastic linings have been removed from all bags.
Fibreglass reinforced handle as a health and safety measure that ensures ease of handling around construction sites.
100% biodegradable (except the handle).Water resistant coating applied during bag manufacture reduces the chance of materialwaste due to rain damage.

Plastic pails

Made in New Zealand

Re-used multiple times onsite for mixing of plasters and carrying of contractor tools.

EdgeSeal TM Flashing technology

Has been applied to over Reduced the uPVC (plastic) required by 2/3 rds  compared to conventional window and door flashings for our types of systems.

Reduced the quantity of system specific flashing suites.

EdgeSeal TM Flashing – Our window head flashing removes the requirement for Aluminium head flashing, plastic stop-ends and powder coating.

Made in New Zealand.

Supplied over 2,000,000 Lm since introduction


We manufacture 95% of our cement based dry powder plasters right here in New Zealand, employing Kiwi’s and reducing our reliance on international shipping.

Manufacturing operates 10 hours a day 4 days a week. Reducing the restart powering of the machinery and plant by 15% per week.

Dust-suppressed mortars—Our NZ-developed’ dust-suppressed’ mortars reduce fine airborne particulates by up to 75% compared to non-dust-suppressed mortars. They also reduce the amount of water required when mixing.

Resene Paintwise supply 100% recycled acrylic paint that we specify with every INTEGRA aac panel project as RenderPrep is applied as a primer prior to plastering.

This process reduces the suction to the substrate, and improves efficiency in material usage and application.

We have delivered more than 100,000 ltrs of RenderPrep to projects across New Zealand which would have otherwise gone into landfill.

Environmental Choice

Resene Paints is well-known for its role in introducing waterborne paint to the local market in the 1950s and for its groundbreaking move to remove lead from its decorative paint products in the late 1960s. Joining the Environmental Choice programme in 1996 was another logical step, reafirming our commitment to the environment. Resene have the only comprehensive range of Environmental Choice paints in New Zealand approved since 1996.

Environmental Choice is a programme endorsed by the Ministry for the Environment. It is aimed at improving the quality of the environment by minimising the adverse environmental impacts generated by the production, distribution, use and disposal of products.

Paint Recovery

Reduce, reuse, recycle with Resene.

Recognising that environmentally friendly products are just one piece of the sustainability matrix, Resene  launched the Resene PaintWise programme, focused on delivering unwanted paint and paint packaging recovery services and education to minimise the impact of paint wastes on the environment.

Following nearly five years of development, Resene PaintWise, the first comprehensive local product stewardship program for home decorators, was launched in 2004 by Resene to encourage paint users to minimise the effects of their decorating on the environment. The first year of Resene PaintWise included an unwanted paint and paint packaging recovery trial in Auckland to help homeowners recycle and dispose of their unwanted paint and paint packaging. Thousands and thousands of cans were returned to the Resene PaintWise service, some empty, many partially full of paint. Waterborne paint was donated to community groups, metal cans were recycled and solventborne paint sent to solvent recovery to allow the solvents to be reused in other industries.

Responsible recovery progressed rapidly following the 2004 trial, with a permanent Resene PaintWise service being launched in Auckland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty on 1 September 2005, in the South Island on 1 August 2006 and the lower North Island in 2007. Residents in those areas can bring in unwanted paint and paint packaging, any brand, to selected Resene ColorShops. A PaintWise mobile truck service visits the stores, processing the materials received before returning to its depot.

Good quality Resene paint is provided free to community groups, other waterborne paint is consolidated and provided to uses such as graffiti obliteration work, metal packaging is recycled and solventborne paint is sent to solvent recovery. Returned paint is also being incorporated into Resene Construction System RenderPrep, which uses the properties of the paint help seal and aid in the curing of plaster over masonry surfaces..

In the two years to end of 2008, over 300,000 packs were collected from Resene ColorShops and over 100,000kg from council depots. Of this, over 120,000kg of steel was recycled, over 80,000 litres of solventborne paint was sent to solvent recovery so the solvents could be reused and over 60,000 litres of waterborne paint was donated to community groups, much of which was used to cover graffiti.

The programme doesn’t stop there though. The Resene PaintWise service is proactively being expanded to make paint and paint packaging recovery a reality for more and more paint users.

Bring unwanted paint and paint containers into your local Resene ColorShop and let us recycle or dispose of them responsibly. Resene will offer good quality Resene paint to community groups for reuse, recycle packaging materials that are recyclable, send solventborne paints to solvent recovery, find alternative uses for waterborne paints, such as graffiti abatement, and dispose of the rest for you.

Selected Resene ColorShops have been designated as Resene PaintWise Collection Centres. Drop off your unwanted paint and paint containers to any of these designated Resene ColorShops at any time during their opening hours.