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Decorated horse shoes

Create distinctively different decorative horseshoes using a few Resene Testpots.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 48

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: 3 x horseshoes, methylated spirits, paintbrushes, Resene Aquaclear gloss, Resene Crackle Effect, Resene testpots of Resene Alabaster, Resene Copper Fire, Resene El Salva, Resene Lonestar, Resene Manz, Resene Mariner and Resene Quarter Villa White, Resene Vinyl Etch adhesion primer, sandpaper.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Cabaret.

Other ideas: Try other metallic Resene colours such as Resene Bullion (over a basecoat of Resene Porsche) or Resene Silver Aluminium (over a basecoat of Resene Silver Chalice).

Step 1
Step one
Clean and dry each horseshoe thoroughly and then lightly sand to provide a ‘key’.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Vinyl Etch adhesion primer to each horseshoe and allow one hour to dry. Wash out brush in methylated spirits.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the first horseshoe with Resene El Salva, the second horseshoe with Resene Alabaster and the third horseshoe with Resene Mariner. Allow two hours to dry and apply a second coat to each. Allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the first horseshoe with two coats of Resene Copper Fire, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Crackle Effect to the second horseshoe and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Lonestar over the Resene Crackle Effect and allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Paint daisy petals on the third horseshoe with Resene Quarter Villa White and, once dry, paint in centres with Resene Manz. Allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Paint each horseshoe with two coats of Resene Aquaclear gloss, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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