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Memo board

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Create this handy kitchen memo board for the whole family to use with Resene Write-on Wall Paint plus a few other simple materials.

A DIY memo board
Make a memo board

You will need

To get the look: Resene Write-on Wall Paint can also be used directly on the wall surface, applied over a light-coloured basecoat of Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen.

Other ideas: Create a fun memo board in a kids’ bedroom by using a selection of their favourite colours from the Resene KidzColour range with Resene Write-On Wall Paint on top.

Step-by-step instructions


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Step one:  Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the MDF panel and allow one hour to dry.

Step two:  Apply two coats of Resene Mint Tulip to the MDF panel, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Step three:  Mask off a 30mm strip around the edge of the board and apply two coats of Resene Zomp, removing the masking tape before the second coat has dried.

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Step four:  Once dry, attach the board to the kitchen wall, fixing at each corner with screws (drill pilot holes first to prevent MDF from splitting). Spot paint each screw head with Resene Zomp and allow to dry.

Step five:  Mix both parts of Resene Write-on Wall Paint according to instructions and stir with a paint stirrer. Leave to stand for five minutes. Mask off the area using the border as a guideline.

Step six:  Apply two coats of Resene Write-on Wall Paint to the board using the No.4 roller. Apply evenly in one direction, allowing two hours for each coat to dry. Remove masking tape before second coat is dry. Wait 48 hours before using the memo board.

By Mark Rayner.

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