August 21, 2016



 Choosing cladding is easy... For me. It's one thing I can make a snap decision about. I know what I like and I certainly know what I don't like. What I am struggling with however is paint!!! I want this house to be black. Not grey black, blue black or anything else BUT black (this scares Jason I think!). And my gosh- it gets complicated!


  I'm bamboozled by descriptions like cool colour, Ultra deep base, Sonix and  Lumbersider and so on! Turns out to do ultra black- Resene Nero (ultra deep base) you can only buy 4 litres at a time... Well that's just silly! May as well use a toothbrush to paint it on as well! So I went with Resene Black Lumbersider. Because its black-black anyway. I think we will look at doing cool colour Black on the cladding- It doesn’t absorb heat like normal paint apparently, there for protecting your cladding long term when using dark colours. 


 I remember when I was a kid, Dad was painting his house (we "helped"-ofcourse!) Dad was great at getting us involved and to indulge us he asked us what colour we should paint it. I remember suggesting black. This has stuck in my mind as Dad thought the idea of black was ridiculous... You don't paint houses black! Yuck! Haha I guess I never grew out of wanting a black house- I live in one now and I'm building this black house for someone else to live in too!

Wonder if dads come around to the idea...


 Special thanks to the Resene Ladies in Rangiora! I took my two year old in there on Friday (what was I thinking!). In a single lunge he swiped a small step stool, jumped up and grabbed a test-pot off the shelf and threw it clean across the room. It’s amazing that it didn’t explode everywhere. They were so sweet and supportive… “don’t worry, it’s just a phase, he will grow out of it” when I clearly looked defeated! Paint and mental support!


Cladding-cedar with oil finish (oil finish not chosen yet), Linea board finished in Resene Black & Sumner Stone schist.- Excuse my ammeter photography! 



 My brother & I helping Dad paint. 


Its been a long weekend painting soffits, Ill post photos when we have some cladding up!






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