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Garden arch

Transform a humble kitset garden arch into an elegant garden feature with Resene Timber and Furniture Gel.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 22

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: a clean lint-free cloth, kitset timber garden arch, latex gloves, paintbrush, paint stirrer, screwdriver and a small adjustable spanner. Resene Timber & Furniture Gel tinted to Resene Jarrah Tree.

To get the look: Mark stained the background fence with Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Bamboo and painted the retaining wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Pale Prim.

Other ideas: For a lighter effect, stain the arch with Resene Timber & Furniture Gel tinted to Resene Kwila.

Step 1
Step one
Gently stir the Resene Timber and Furniture Gel with a paint stirrer.
Step 2
Step two
Apply Resene Timber and Furniture Gel to the main struts and larger pieces of the kitset garden arch using a clean lint-free cloth. Rub in the direction of the grain to assist penetration.
Step 3
Step three
Use a paintbrush to get the Resene Timber and Furniture Gel into any awkward grooves, as shown.
Step 4
Step four
Apply Resene Timber and Furniture Gel to both sides of the trellis panels, using a paintbrush. Allow to dry for one hour.
Step 5
Step five
Apply a second coat of Resene Timber and Furniture Gel to the entire kitset arch, removing any excess with a clean lintfree cloth, and allow to dry for one hour.
Step 6
Step six
On a flat surface such as a concrete patio or deck, assemble the two side panels following the manufacturer’s instructions, as shown.
Step 7
Step seven
Again, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to assemble both sides of the overhead arch section and tighten the nuts and bolts with a screwdriver and spanner.
Step 8
Step eight
Fix the side panels to the overhead arch section in thet same way, tightening the nuts and bolts with a screwdriver and spanner.

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