Niagara and Resene have a long history together, which started over 10 years ago when Australian Timber importer ITI approached Resene about developing a superior factory applied primer to be used on finger jointed treated pine. The primers available at the time were not cutting it and needed to be sanded and primed again onsite before topcoats could be applied. Niagara was both a key supplier of product to ITI and a leading manufacturer of finger jointed product making them the perfect partner alongside Resene in developing the revolutionary new primer.
After many months of development and refinement the primer and inline painting process was perfected, and Resene True-Prime was born. Today, all finger jointed window reveals, weatherboards, fascia, dressed boards, laminated posts, mouldings and door jams destined for the domestic market are prepared with Resene True-Prime.
Given the harsh weather conditions experienced in areas like Central Otago, it is imperative that the timber is protected from harmful UV rays, and finished in a ‘light’ colour to minimise the risk of resin bleed. Paint with a LRV rating of 45% or higher has been the past recommendation, but now the Resene CoolColour range offers customers a far greater choice.
Customers can take confidence knowing that when buying an Envira or Niagara building product, they are buying a 100% sustainable pine product, grown and manufactured in the South Island; a product that has been given the best possible protection with Resene True-Prime.