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Eco-renovate your deck

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Maximise your outdoor area with a splash of wood stain and paint.

An eco renovated deck

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Step-by-step instructions

Step one:  If necessary, treat any moss and mould with Resene Moss and Mould Killer, then rinse. Scrub the deck's entire surface with Resene Timber and Deck Wash and a stiff outdoor brush.

Step two:  Brighten a worn back doorstep with a fresh coat of paint. Prepare the surface with a quick sand and cover with a coat of Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat. Prepare any other parts of the deck you wish to paint (such as handrails) in a similar way and allow to dry.

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Step three:  Coat the deck surface and rails with Resene Woodsman Decking Stain CoolColour. We chose the colour Resene Shadow Match. Dark colours absorb a lot of light, placing significant stress on the coating, but the unique formulation of Resene's CoolColour range allows these paints and stains to absorb light. By reflecting a large proportion of the heat falling on them, they stay cool and are more long-lasting.

Step four:  Finish off any detail areas with a water-based top coat in a colour of your choice. We used Resene Koru for a warm shade of green.

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