Feedback

Beautify an old bench

Mark Rayner gives an old wooden bench a new lease of life.

You will need: An old wooden bench about nine metres of 100mm x 25mm dressed kwila decking, circular saw, set square, pencil, screwdriver, 30mm stainless steel bolts, 20mm stainless steel screws, wire brush, turps for cleaning brushes, paintbrushes and a dry cloth. Resene Rust-Arrest, Resene Super Gloss tinted to Resene Black Forest and Resene Kwila wood stain.

To get the look: Mark painted the background retaining wall with Resene Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain tinted to Resene Oiled Cedar.

Kiwi Gardener logo

Step 1 how to rebuild and paint a cast iron bench

Step 1
the wooden bench. Use the wire brush to remove any areas of rust on the back panel and end legs, as shown.

Step 2 how to rebuild and paint a cast iron bench

Step 2
Spot prime the areas of bare iron with Resene Rust-Arrest. Allow to dry for 24 hours.

Step 3 how to rebuild and paint a cast iron bench

Step 3
Paint the back panel and end legs with one coat of Resene Black Forest. Allow to dry for 16 hours before applying a second coat.

Step 4 how to rebuild and paint a cast iron bench

Step 4
Using the original wooden slats as a guide, measure and cut the decking to size. Our slats were 75mm wide and 1.2m metres long. Measure and cut the two smaller lengths for back panel.

Step 5 how to rebuild and paint a cast iron bench

Step 5
Measure and drill a 6mm hole at either end of the seating slats – again, use the original wooden slats as a guide.

Step 6 how to rebuild and paint a cast iron bench

Step 6
Apply one coat of Resene Kwila Timber Stain to the kwila slats.

Step 7 how to rebuild and paint a cast iron bench

Step 7
Wipe off any excess timber stain with a dry, lint-free cloth. Allow to dry thoroughly for 24 hours.

Step 8 how to rebuild and paint a cast iron bench

Step 8
Reassemble the wooden bench using the stainless steel bolts and screws.

 
Follow
View Videos
 

Resene Paints Ltd

Choose your Resene paint colours

Our vision is to be respected as an ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile and Environmental Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene’s images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email update@resene.co.nz and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

Australia:
PO Box 924, Beenleigh, Queensland 4207
P: 1800 738 383. F: 1800 064 960
advice@resene.com.au
www.resene.com.au

New Zealand:
PO Box 38242, Wellington Mail Centre, Lower Hutt 5045
P: +64 (4) 577 0500, 0800 RESENE (737 363). F: (04) 577 0600
advice@resene.co.nz
www.resene.co.nz