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Garden bench

Smarten up an old wooden garden bench with a little bit of help from Resene.

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 38

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: 50mm galvanised nails, 1.8m fence palings (x2), Bucket , Garden hose with clean running water, Garden sprayer, Hammer, Paintbrush, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Amulet, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, Resene Quick Dry, Rubber gloves, Stiff-bristled brush, Wooden bench (ours needed the back replaced with fence palings)

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene AquaShield tinted to Resene Pipi.

Other ideas: For a crisp white effect paint the bench with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Double Alabaster.

Step 1
Step one
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water.
Step 2
Step two
Wearing rubber gloves, soak the bench with the solution and leave for 48 hours.
Step 3
Step three
Mix one part Resene Paint Prep and Housewash to three parts clean water.
Step 4
Step four
Scrub the bench vigorously with the solution using a stiffbristled brush and then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Allow bench to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the bench and fence palings and allow two hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Amulet to one side of each fence paling and allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
With the painted sides facing to the back, fix the two fence palings to the back of the bench with 50mm nails.
Step 8
Step eight
Paint the entire bench with two coats of Resene Amulet, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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