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Garden bench

Transform an old garden bench into a stylish piece of outdoor furniture with a little bit of help from Resene.

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 30

Difficulty level: Challenging

You will need: a bucket, garden sprayer, hose with clean running water, paintbrushes, paint stirrer, stiff bristled brush, wire brush, Resene Mineral Turpentine and Resene Paint Pot for washing the brush, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Rust-Arrest, Resene Super Gloss enamel tinted to Resene Holly, Resene Timber and Deck Wash and Resene Woodsman tinted to Resene Evergreen.

To get the look: Mark stained the deck with Resene Kwila Timber Stain.

Other ideas: For a paler finish stain the wood with Resene Woodsman tinted to Resene Uluru and paint the metal parts with Resene Super Gloss tinted to Resene Barely There.

Step 1
Step one
Remove any unsound paint and rust spots using the wire brush.
Step 2
Step two
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water.
Step 3
Step three
Apply the solution generously to the wooden parts of the bench and leave for 48 hours.
Step 4
Step four
Mix one part Resene Timber and Deck Wash to three parts water and scrub the solution across the wood using a stiff bristled brush. Rinse off with clean water and
Step 5
Step five
Spot prime any areas of bare metal with Resene Rust-Arrest and allow to dry for 24 hours.
Step 6
Step six
Carefully stir the Resene Woodsman with a paint stirrer.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply two coats of Resene Woodsman to the wooden parts of the bench, allowing 24 hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Holly to the metal parts of the bench, allowing 16 hours for each coat to dry.

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