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Bench seat

Turn a plain bench seat into a cool contemporary feature with a little bit of help from Resene.

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 25

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: a bench seat, damp sponge, paintbrush, paint stirrer, putty knife or similar, sandpaper and wood filler. Resene Quick Dry and Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Lime White.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Quarter Tea and applied three coats of Resene Aquaclear satin to the floorboards.

Other ideas: For a more traditional look, choose a colour from the Resene Heritage range such as Resene Rich Cream or Resene Colonial White.

Step 1
Step one
Fill any holes with wood filler and allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Sand the filler smooth and then lightly sand the entire bench to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 3
Step three
Wipe off any sanding residue with a damp sponge and allow surface to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Carefully stir the Resene Quick Dry.
Step 5
Step five
Spot prime any filler and areas of bare wood with Resene Quick Dry. Allow two hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Carefully stir the Resene Enamacryl.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Lime White to the bench seat and allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply a second coat of Resene Lime White to the bench seat and allow two hours to dry.

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