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Resene Blackboard Paint in Microsoft office

Chalk it up – resene Blackboard Paint


Hot desking, in its various forms, is a concept that is rapidly gaining acceptance in the workplace. Rather than having allotted desks, staff can work wherever they wish in an office – be it at a table, workstation or outside on a terrace.

But the system does require staff to have a place where they can store items overnight. At the new Microsoft Wellington office, designed by Stephenson&Turner, there is a bank of bright orange laminate lockers that fulfil this role. To personalise the lockers and allow easy identification, the doors feature Resene Blackboard Paint.

As the name suggests, Resene Blackboard Paint turns the wall, or door in this instance, into a blackboard that can be written on with chalk. Staff are encouraged to let loose their creativity and have a little fun decorating their own space.

The waterborne paint comes in a range of colours, and is suitable for all types of interior and exterior surfaces where a hard-wearing, easy-care blackboard paint is required.

Resene Blackboard Paint is easy to apply – it needs just two coats over a prepared and primed surface. And because it is available in a 500ml can, it is possible to buy a small amount, which can be used to transform a specific area.


Resene paints also feature elsewhere in the Microsoft office. The walls and ceilings are painted in Resene Merino, described as a light and versatile off-white with a green oxide undertone.

For more information, or to receive a copy of the latest colour fandeck, visit a Resene ColorShop, or freephone 0800 Resene (737 363). Alternatively, visit the .

First published date: 19 June 2013

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