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Laundry box

Create this handy laundry box from a cardboard ‘Disbin’ and a selection of clean green Resene colours.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 03

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Cardboard Disbin (available from www.disbin.com), Masking tape, Paintbrushes, Pencil, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Bathurst and Resene Poprock, Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene First Light, Resene Quick Dry, Tape measure

Top tip: Use purple low-tack masking tape to avoid any potential damage to paintwork.

Step 1
Step one
Assemble the Disbin base and lid following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the Disbin base and lid, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply two coats of Resene Poprock to the base of the Disbin, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply two coats of Resene Bathurst to the lid of the Disbin, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Mask off six 100mm strips around the base of the Disbin, as shown.
Step 6
Step six
Paint alternate strips with one coat of Resene Bathurst, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply a second coat of Resene Bathurst and carefully remove the masking tape before the paint dries. Allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Complete the look with your laundry. Paint walls and skirting with two coats of Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene First Light, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Other ideas: Create a funky toy storage box by painting a Disbin with two contrasting colours from the Resene KidzColour range.

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