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Revamped porch floor

Mark Rayner transforms a tired porch floor into a bright and welcoming space.

You will need: A broom, pencil, bucket, circular saw, exterior filler, galvanised decking nails, garden sprayer, hammer, paintbrush, paint roller and tray, timber to replace any rotten planks, sander and saw, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Paint Prep and House Wash, Resene Quick Dry, Resene Walk-on flooring and paving paint tinted to Resene Coriander.

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Step 1 to repair and paint floors

Step 1
Carefully lift any rotten timber, as shown.

Step 2 to repair and paint floors

Step 2
Mark and cut across the timber, removing the rotten section. Ensure the cut is halfway above a support joist.

Step 3 to repair and paint floors

Step 3
Measure, mark and cut a piece of timber to replace the rotten section.

Step 4 to repair and paint floors

Step 4
Fix the timber to the joists below using decking nails.

Step 5 to repair and paint floors

Step 5
Fill the join and any other gaps in the existing timber with exterior filler and allow to dry. Sand the filled areas smooth.

Step 6 to repair and paint floors

Step 6
In a garden sprayer, mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer with five parts clean water. Soak the porch floor with the solution and leave for 48 hours.

Step 7 to repair and paint floors

Step 7
Mix one part Resene Paint Prep and Housewash to three parts water.

Step 8 to repair and paint floors

Step 8
Scrub the solution vigorously into the porch flooring using a broom. Allow to remain wet for 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Allow to dry.

Step 9 to repair and paint floors

Step 9
Spot prime any filled areas or areas of bare wood with one coat of Resene Quick Dry and allow two hours to dry.

Step 10 to repair and paint floors

Step 10
Cut in around the edges of the porch floor with Resene Walk-on flooring and paving paint.

Step 11 to repair and paint floors

Step 11
Apply one coat of Resene Walk-on flooring and paving paint to the rest of the porch floor. Allow to dry and then apply a second coat of Resene Walk-on flooring and paving paint. Allow to dry.

To get the look

To get the look
Mark painted the balustrade with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Eternity.

 
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