Mark Rayner breathes new life into old trellis with a thorough clean and a simple paint job.
You will need: Resene Moss and Mould Killer, garden sprayer, old trellis, Resene Paint Prep and House Wash, bucket, stiff bristled brush, hose or access to clean running water, sandpaper, drill with 4mm drill bit, 100 mm galvanised timber screws with washers, ratchet or small spanner for fixing screws and paintbrushes, Resene Turps, Resene Rust-Arrest, Resene Quick Dry and Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Alabaster.
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water and fill the garden sprayer with the diluted solution.
Mix one part Resene Paint Prep and Housewash to three parts water or use the ready to use product.
Allow the trellis to remain wet for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Allow to dry.
If necessary, sand any areas of rust and spot prime any metal nail heads with Resene Rust-Arrest. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
Spot prime any areas of bare wood with one coat of Resene Quick Dry and allow two hours to dry.
Place the trellis in position and drill several pilot holes, as shown, along the edge and base of the trellis.
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