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Front entrance quick fix

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Is your front entrance looking a little tatty? With a clever bit of colour matching and spot patching you can have this important part of your home tidied up in no time.

Red front entrance

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Step-by-step instructions

Step one:  Sand the entire paintable surface using a heavier, then lighter grade sandpaper. Once sanding is complete, sweep and wash down all surfaces with warm soapy water and rinse. Allow to dry. We repainted this step using the colour Resene Kermadec in Resene Lumbersider waterborne low sheen paint.

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Step two:  If you are not covering an entire painted surface, spot sand any areas that need patching using a light grade sandpaper. If necessary, cover bare surfaces with a coat of Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, allow to dry and lightly sand.

Step three:  Cover all paintable surfaces with a top coat in a shade of your choice. We matched the existing weatherboard colour to Resene Kandinsky in Resene Lumbersider waterborne low sheen and repainted the door in Resene Jalapeno, in hardwearing Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel.

Get the look:  Resene‚Äôs ColourMatch iPhone app gives you instant access to thousands of Resene colours, enabling you to colour match from any image taken on your iPhone. You can download it free on the Resene website. Or use the Resene ColourHelper at Resene ColorShops to measure your colour and find the nearest Resene paint colours.

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