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From Habitat magazine - issue 13

Use three clever Resene products to create this handy family noticeboard.

How to make a noticeboard
A handy family noticeboard

With a tall noticeboard attached to the wall, and using three Resene specialty paints, the kids can use the blackboard and magnetic board at the bottom, you can all use the magnetic board in the middle and only taller people can use the whiteboard at the top.

You will need:

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Step 1: Cut board to size – we used a 1500mm x 600mm panel. Seal both sides with Resene Quick Dry. Mark panel into three even sections and apply masking tape. Paint the top third in Resene Half Alabaster, then the bottom two-thirds in Resene Magnetic Magic. Apply topcoats: the top third in Resene Write-on Wall Paint; the middle third with Resene Pursuit; the bottom third in Resene Blackboard Paint. Remove masking tape before the paint dries.

Step 2: Cut the frame to size with mitred corners. Cut the beading to length. Paint the lengths with Resene Quick Dry then one coat of Resene Half Alabaster. Position the lengths against the finished panel and secure with panel pins.

Step 3: Use glazier’s push pins to secure the panel to the frame from behind. If using a wider frame, angle brackets will give more security.

Step 4: Glue the beading to the front of the panel to define the three sections. Give the beading and the frame a final coat of paint. Screw directly to your wall.

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Family noticeboardFinished project

Resene Write-on Wall Paint is designed to work with your existing decor by allowing the colour of your walls to show through the clear finish. Resene Magnetic Magic is loaded with iron oxides for maximum magnetic effect. Use magnetic strips on the back of posters and brochures or rare earth magnets to display them – all without damaging your walls.

crafted by: Philippe Morin
pictures: Mark Heaslip

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