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Simple stool

Use a fabulous combination of colour and varnish to turn a plain stool into a funky feature.

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 24

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: a wooden stool, sandpaper, screwdriver, clean cloths, paintbrush and pliers. Resene Quick Dry, Resene Aquaclear gloss and Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Pelorous.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall and skirting with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Quarter Tea.

Other ideas: To add more depth to the wood on the legs of the stool, simply stir some Resene Colorwood Enhance into the Resene Aquaclear before applying.

Step 1
Step one
Carefully remove the covering from the stool.
Step 2
Step two
Remove the legs and brackets.
Step 3
Step three
Lightly sand the stool seat and wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 4
Step four
Carefully sand off the old varnish on the legs. Begin with a medium grade sandpaper and finish with a fine grade sandpaper. Wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the seat and allow two hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Pelorous to the seat allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Replace the brackets and screw in the legs of the stool.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear to the legs allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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