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Heather Goode
Heather Goode
on Paint and Coatings
Technical Manager (BSc)

Heather holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry and is the Dulux Technical Manager. She has worked in the paint industry for over a decade.

21 July 2015

Compliance Benchmarks that Matter Most for Paint and Coatings

At Dulux, we seem to hear about a new type of certification on a monthly basis. Each has a different focus but often overlaps with other programmes. It's hard to decide which is most important when choosing a product, but here are some of the better known.

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01 June 2015

Fire Ratings: Surface Linings

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As an architect or designer you will often need to prove that proposed structures meet a number of fire safety standards including the mandatory provisions of the New Zealand Building Code fire safety clauses.

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12 August 2014

Painting Pre-Primed Weatherboards

Wood has long been a popular choice for building. A sustainable and attractive natural product, it is enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

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15 July 2012

Lead: How to Test for and Treat Lead-Based Paint

In our work with painting and building contractors working on Christchurch repair work, the issue of lead paint has arisen many times.

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20 April 2012

Getting Colour Right (When There Are 5,000 to Choose From!)

Paint companies provide consumers and specifiers with a number of different tools to help with colour selection.

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05 April 2012

Understanding Opacity and the "Hiding Power" of Paints

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One of the functions of paint is to obliterate whatever you are painting, whether it be old patterned wallpaper, stains, or the unloved colour of a previous tenant.

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30 January 2012

Paint and Waterways Pollution

Some people do not realise that storm water drains (the ones on the road edge) go straight to local waterways or the ocean.

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24 January 2012

Greenwash in the Paint Industry

In 2008 the New Zealand Commerce Commission issued a press release on "greenwashing".

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01 August 2011

VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and Paint

Over the past few years the paint industry has been working to reduce the level of VOCs in paint products. 

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31 May 2011

Life Cycle of Transparent Coatings

Transparent and semi-transparent coatings on timbers do not have the same life cycle as opaque coatings.

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