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Screen play

Whether constructing a new fence or putting in a screen, corrugated iron is the perfect choice for a contemporary look.

You will need: Timber fence capping, sheets of corrugated iron, saw, drill, hammer, galvanised nails and screws, paint brushes and fence fastenings. Resene Galvo-Prime and Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Ebony Clay. Resene Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain in Resene Nutmeg.

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Step 1 how to build a screen wall

Step 1
To provide shelter from high winds and privacy from neighbours, a framed corrugated iron screen is just the thing.

Step 2 how to build a screen wall

Step 2
To make the frames, measure the iron sheets then cut four corresponding lengths of fence capping for each panel (2 sides, 1 top and 1 bottom), cutting ends at a 45° angle.

Step 3 how to build a screen wall

Step 3
Paint the fence capping with Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating stain before assembling. Allow 24 hours to dry before applying a second coat. Allow another 24 hours to dry.

Step 4 how to build a screen wall

Step 4
Apply a coat of Resene Galvo-Prime to the iron panels. We've used new corrugated iron sheets. If using weathered sheets, prime with Resene Galvo One.

Step 5 how to build a screen wall

Step 5
When dry, apply two coats of Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Ebony Clay on both sides of the iron panels. Alternatively, use Resene Hi-Glo in Resene Ebony Clay for a glossy finish.

Step 6 how to build a screen wall

Step 6
When fence capping is dry, fix mitred corners with galvanised nails or screws. Leave one end of the frame open. Some adhesive on the mitred joints will make for a better connection.

Step 7 how to build a screen wall

Step 7
Slide the iron panels into the three-sided frames, then fix the remaining sides to each frame.

Step 8 how to build a screen wall

Step 8
Fix first panel in position, then fix remaining panels to one another with fence fastenings, one at the top and bottom of each panel.

 

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