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Shimmer by the Roll: New Metallic Wallpaper by Resene

Ever since their release, the captivating colours that make up the Resene FX Metallic range have been popular favourites for adding shimmer and shine to a wide range of different surfaces and substrates. But now, there’s a new option for adding these stunning special effects to walls, ceilings and other smooth surfaces in a flawless finish: the Resene FX Metallics Wallpaper Collection. Available by the roll, these newly-released designs make it quicker and simpler to achieve a uniform sparkling finish no matter how expansive your project’s broadwall surfaces may be.

While metallic wallpaper designs produced by European, American and Asian designers and manufacturers have been around for years, just like any product ordered from overseas, they can be hard to get your hands on. Popular designs and colours can sell out quickly, and what’s left may have long lead times and it can be a nightmare trying to ensure all the rolls you order were produced in the same batch. To alleviate these headaches, Resene FX Metallics Wallpaper is designed and manufactured in Porirua, New Zealand by Resene’s wallpaper partner, Aspiring Walls.

Aspiring Walls’ Marketing and Design Manager Terry Isaako says his team is excited about what this new offering means for customers. “Resene has done all the hard yards formulating the metallic paint for this collection and we’re lucky that we were able to work together collaboratively to put it directly onto wallpaper with an even distribution and finish. Manufacturing these designs locally using well-established colours from Resene enables us to offer shorter production lead times and faster delivery,” he says.

Since Aspiring Walls mechanically applies the correct undercoat and metallic topcoat colours, it eliminates the risk of brush or roller marks detracting from your finished effect. Terry believes the ease of application is a key thing that makes the new Resene FX Metallics Wallpaper Collection of such great benefit to designers, specifiers, builders, applicators and their clients. “The finish is consistent wall to wall and job to job, and the wallpaper can be easily hung by anyone,” he says.

All 45 of the metallic colours from the Resene Metallic and special effects colour chart are available as part of the Resene FX Metallics Wallpaper Collection.

Because the Resene FX Metallics Wallpaper Collection is produced with the same Resene FX Metallic paint that you get in the tin, you can be sure that any other surfaces or objects you paint in the same colour as your chosen Resene FX Metallics Wallpaper design will look uniform so long as you apply the correct coloured undercoat. To find the correct Resene paint colour to specify for the undercoat, simply look next to your chosen Resene FX Metallic paint colour name on the Resene Metallic and special effects colour chart for the colour name that appears in brackets. For example, it’s recommended that Resene Apache be used as the undercoat for Resene FX Gold Dust if you want your final effect to match what you see on the paint swatch and the same coloured design from the Resene FX Metallics Wallpaper Collection.

Since photos can never truly do their decadent shimmer justice, the Resene FX Metallics Wallpaper Collection is best experienced in person. To see it for yourself, visit your local Resene ColorShop or order an A4 drawdown paint swatch of your chosen Resene FX Metallic colour online at www.resene.com/drawdowns.

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