CoolColour range

Dark colours on areas such as roofing are suntraps soaking in the sun's rays, placing significant relentless stress on the coating and the substrate. All dark colours absorb a lot of light. This in isolation is not an issue, however in combination with the light absorption dark colours also absorb heat from the infra red rays of the sun causing significant temperature build up on the surface. White and light coloured paints reflect both light and heat and therefore are not affected.

The unique formulation and materials of the Resene CoolColour range allows them to absorb light so they look the same but simultaneously reflect a large proportion of the heat falling on them keeping the surfaces significantly cooler than their standard counterparts. In essence, the colours work by reflecting energy in the near and far infra red region of the spectrum even though they absorb strongly in the visible region. The end result being that a Resene CoolColour will look the same as a standard colour but surface heat will build up slower and to a lower level than a "not so cool" traditional colour.

In hot summer conditions, a Resene CoolColour will help keep the coating, substrate and surface cooler, reducing heat build up and stress.

Resene CoolColour technology performs optimally on dark colours that are the most prone to heat build-up, which makes it ideally suited for dark roofing and wall colours. It’s available in a wide range of Resene exterior products and colours, including Resene Hi-Glo gloss waterborne, Resene Sonyx 101 semi-gloss waterborne, Resene Lumbersider low sheen waterborne, Resene Summit Roof satin waterborne roof finish, Resene AquaShield mineral flat, Resene X-200 waterproofing membrane, Resene Waterborne Sidewalk paving paint, Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain, Resene SpaceCote Flat waterborne enamel.

Resene Sonyx 101 semi-gloss waterborne paint used for the timber cladding.
Resene Sonyx 101 semi-gloss waterborne paint used for the timber cladding.
Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour tinted to Resene Pitch Black on texture 2000 plywood.
Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour tinted to Resene Pitch Black on texture 2000 plywood.
Exterior timber finished in Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour tinted to Resene Black.
Exterior timber finished in Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour tinted to Resene Black.
The Wharf exterior features Resene Lumbersider CoolColour tinted to Resene Black.
The Wharf exterior features Resene Lumbersider CoolColour tinted to Resene Black.
Exterior weatherboards finished in Resene Sonyx 101 CoolColour tinted to Resene Crescendo.
Exterior weatherboards finished in Resene Sonyx 101 CoolColour tinted to Resene Crescendo.
Resene Sonyx 101 CoolColour tinted to Resene Double Cod.
Resene Sonyx 101 CoolColour tinted to Resene Double Cod.
Resene Hi-Glo CoolColour is used on the exterior for a high gloss waterborne paint finish.
Resene Hi-Glo CoolColour is used on the exterior for a high gloss waterborne paint finish.
The exterior iron and previously painted concrete walls were coated with Resene Sonyx 101 CoolColour.
The exterior iron and previously painted concrete walls were coated with Resene Sonyx 101 CoolColour.
Exterior timber stained in Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour tinted to Resene Pitch Black.
Exterior timber stained in Resene Waterborne Woodsman CoolColour tinted to Resene Pitch Black.

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Head Office

Head Office / Main Distribution

64 Link Drive

Yatala, QLD, 4207

Phone: 1800 738 ...

Head Office

Head Office / Yatala Trade Centre

64 Link Drive

Yatala, QLD, 4207

Phone: 07 3287 0...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop - South Brisbane

601 Logan Road

Greenslops, QLD, 4120

Phone: 07 3847 9...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop - Victoria

Unit 3, 72-76 Fenton Street

Huntingdale , Vic, 3166

Phone: 03 8526 0...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop - Sunshine Coast

124 Eumundi Road

Noosaville, QLD, 4566

Phone: 02 9460 9...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop - North Brisbane

240 Robinson Road

East Geebung, QLD, 4034

Phone: 07 3265 2...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop - Gold Coast

Shop 4, 118 Kortum Drive

Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220

Phone: 07 5535 1...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop

Unit 2, 87 Reserve Road

Artarmon, NSW, 2065

Phone: 02 9460 9...

Regional Office/Distributor

Western Australia

Resene Paints is not held in stock in Perth but can be

dispatched from Brisbane for orders as required.

Phone: 1800 738 ...

Resene Paints (Australia)

Resene supplies paints, coatings, finishes, wall paper and wood stains for exterior and interior, residential, commercial and industrial applications.

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Head Office

Head Office / Main Distribution

64 Link Drive

Yatala, QLD, 4207

Phone: 1800 738 ...

Head Office

Head Office / Yatala Trade Centre

64 Link Drive

Yatala, QLD, 4207

Phone: 07 3287 0...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop - South Brisbane

601 Logan Road

Greenslops, QLD, 4120

Phone: 07 3847 9...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop - Victoria

Unit 3, 72-76 Fenton Street

Huntingdale , Vic, 3166

Phone: 03 8526 0...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop - Sunshine Coast

124 Eumundi Road

Noosaville, QLD, 4566

Phone: 02 9460 9...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop - North Brisbane

240 Robinson Road

East Geebung, QLD, 4034

Phone: 07 3265 2...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop - Gold Coast

Shop 4, 118 Kortum Drive

Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220

Phone: 07 5535 1...

Regional Office/Distributor

Resene Paints ColorShop

Unit 2, 87 Reserve Road

Artarmon, NSW, 2065

Phone: 02 9460 9...

Regional Office/Distributor

Western Australia

Resene Paints is not held in stock in Perth but can be

dispatched from Brisbane for orders as required.

Phone: 1800 738 ...

Resene Paints (Australia)

Resene supplies paints, coatings, finishes, wall paper and wood stains for exterior and interior, residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Learn more