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Retro 50s table

Turn an old wooden side table into a fabulous retro feature using a selection of Resene paints.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 18

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Cloth, paintbrushes, Resene Aquaclear Gloss, Resene Enamacryl Metallic (now Resene FX Metallic) tinted to Resene Magma, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Rope, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Woodburn, Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer, Sandpaper, small paint roller and tray, testpot of Resene Sandtex Mediterranean Effect, wooden side table.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene Zylone Sheen tinted to Resene Mellow Yellow and woodwork with Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Alabaster.

Other ideas: For a more funky effect use Resene Adrenalin Junkie on the tabletop with Resene Crusoe on the legs.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the surface of the table to provide a ‘key’ – this will help the sealer to adhere. Wipe clean with a cloth.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer to the table. Allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the legs and underside of the tabletop with two coats of Resene Woodburn, allowing two hours to dry for each coat.
Step 4
Step four
Using a stippling technique to create texture, paint the tabletop with one coat of Resene Sandtex Mediterranean Effect. Allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply two coats of Resene Rope to the tabletop, allowing two hours to dry for each coat.
Step 6
Step six
Using a small paint roller apply one coat of Resene Magma to the tabletop. Allow to dry for two hours.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply a second coat of Resene Magma and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Aquaclear Gloss to the tabletop, allowing at least two hours between coats. Leave to fully cure for three days before placing any objects on the tabletop.

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