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1920s table

Create a stylish Art Deco-inspired table using Resene Enamacryl and Resene Waterborne Colorwood natural wood stain.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 11

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: an old varnished wooden table, a cloth, latex gloves, paintbrush, paint scraper, paint stripper and sandpaper. Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer, Resene Aquaclear satin, Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel tinted to Resene All Black and Resene Waterborne Colorwood natural wood stain tinted to Resene Pistachio.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene Zylone Sheen tinted to Resene Nero and the skirting board with Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Alabaster.

Other ideas: For a darker green try Resene Waterborne Colorwood tinted to Resene Greenstone.

Step 1
Step one
Apply paint stripper to the tabletop and edges, following manufacturer’s recommendations, and carefully remove old varnish with a paint scraper. Wipe with a damp cloth and repeat if necessary.
Step 2
Step two
Sand the tabletop and edges with medium grade sandpaper and finish off with fine grade sandpaper. Wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Step 3
Step three
Lightly sand the varnish on the base to provide a ‘key’ for the sealer.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to the base of the table and allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply two coats of Resene Lustacryl All Black to the base of the table allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Colorwood Pistachio to the tabletop and edges, applying in the direction of the grain, as shown.
Step 7
Step seven
Wearing latex gloves, wipe off any excess Resene Waterborne Colorwood using a dry, lint free cloth. Again, wipe in the direction of the grain. Leave to dry for 48 hours.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear satin to the table top and edges, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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