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Wooden lamp

It’s easy to create an aged antique effect on wood with a little bit of help from Resene.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 70

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloth, Paintbrush, Resene Aqua clear satin, Resene paint stirrer, Resene testpot of Resene Colorwood Whitewash, Sandpaper, Wooden lamp base.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene New York Pink.

Other ideas: Create a rich brown effect by staining the lamp with Resene Mahogany and then sand back to reveal the wood beneath. Again, finish off with Resene Aquaclear.

Step 1
Step one
Unscrew the bulb fitting from the lamp.
Step 2
Step two
Lightly sand the lamp base to remove old varnish and ‘key’ the surface.
Step 3
Step three
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Colorwood Whitewash and allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Lightly sand off some of the Resene Colorwood Whitewash, as shown, to reveal the wood colour beneath.
Step 6
Step six
Lightly sand off some of the Resene Colorwood Whitewash, as shown, to reveal the wood colour beneath.
Step 7
Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Aquaclear.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear to the lamp base, allowing two hours for each coat to dry. Reassemble the bulb fitting.

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