A Potted History of Paint in New Zealand

Article – A Potted History of Paint in New Zealand

The following is a report of the October 2010 joint ACA/SCANZ technical meeting convened by the Wellington Division of the NZ Branch. This was recorded by Frank Sviatko for the SCANZ publication Brushstrokes and this edited version is reproduced with their permission.

The presenter was Paul Cummack of Athfield Architects, who may be the only architect who is a NACE CIP Level 1 coatings inspector. Paul has been involved in a number of restoration projects including the recent conservation of Government House in Wellington and protecting a number of lighthouses around the New Zealand coast.