Waterborne enamels

Until the 1990s, enamels were the only paint option for trim, joinery and wet areas, with waterborne or acrylic paints limited to broadwall dry areas due to their lack of durability in interior wet areas and poor block resistance. Resene made ground-breaking progress in 1996 by launching the first waterborne enamels – Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel and Resene Enamacryl gloss waterborne enamel – offering tough, durable, enamel-like finishes with all the benefits of waterborne paints such as non yellowing, low odour and easy clean up in water.

These new generation products are suitable for everything from broadwall areas through to wet areas, trim and joinery inside and out.

Recognising the trend towards lower sheen finishes on interior broadwall areas, these two products were later joined by Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel and Resene SpaceCote Flat waterborne enamel.

Today, Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel is most often used on wet areas, trim and joinery inside and out as the semi-gloss sheen provides a pleasing contrast to generally lower sheen wall finishes. For those who prefer a higher sheen finish, Resene Enamacryl gloss waterborne enamel is ideal.

Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen waterborne enamel is typically used as a durable low sheen finish on interior broadwall areas and in wet areas where a lower sheen finish is desired, complemented by ceilings in Resene SpaceCote Flat waterborne enamel. The reduced side sheen of Resene SpaceCote will minimise the appearance of surface imperfections, though Resene Broadwall Surface Prep or Resene Broadwall 3-in-1 must still be used as a skim coat to achieve a Level 5 finish. Resene SpaceCote Flat can also be used on interior broadwall areas and exterior wall surfaces where a flat finish is desired.

Choose to add Resene Fly Deterrent to minimise the appearance of flyspots on ceiling areas or Resene MoulDefender to inhibit mould growth in wet areas.

The Resene Kitchen & Bathroom range is also available formulated with anti-bacterial silver protection and Resene MoulDefender to inhibit the growth of bacteria and mould.

Choose from Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom for a low sheen finish on walls, complement with ceilings in Resene SpaceCote Flat Kitchen & Bathroom and Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom on trim and joinery. Or for a semi-gloss finish on walls use Resene Lustacryl Kitchen & Bathroom.

Environmental Choice approved Resene waterborne enamels easily outsell their traditional solventborne counterparts in both the trade and retail markets.

Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel on trims. Resene Nelson Red on doors.
Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel on trims. Resene Nelson Red on doors.
Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss enamel on trims and joinery. Resene Lumbersider on weatherboards.
Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss enamel on trims and joinery. Resene Lumbersider on weatherboards.
Resene SpaceCote Flat and Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss are ideal in high wear and tear areas.
Resene SpaceCote Flat and Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss are ideal in high wear and tear areas.
Weatherboards finished in Resene Lumbersider waterborne satin.
Weatherboards finished in Resene Lumbersider waterborne satin.
The hydroslide tower gleams in Resene Enamacryl high gloss combined with Resene Enamacryl Metallic.
The hydroslide tower gleams in Resene Enamacryl high gloss combined with Resene Enamacryl Metallic.
Hallway walls are finished in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen.
Hallway walls are finished in Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen.
Plasterboard walls and concrete block walls were finished in durable Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen.
Plasterboard walls and concrete block walls were finished in durable Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen.

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124 Eumundi Road

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240 Robinson Road

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Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220

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Unit 2, 87 Reserve Road

Artarmon, NSW, 2065

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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