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Paint an iron fence

Smarten up a corrugated iron fence in a weekend using Resene Lumbersider in a subtle neutral tone.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 05

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Bucket, Clean cloth, Flat wooden paint stirrer, Garden hose with running water, Mineral Turpentine Paintbrush, Resene Galvo One, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Go Ben, Resene Paint Pot, Resene Roof Wash and Paint Cleaner, Stiff bristled brush

Top tip: If the fence touches the ground, place a piece of thin board along the bottom of the fence to prevent soil from getting on the brush.

Step 1
Step one
In a clean bucket, mix one part Resene Roof Wash and Paint Cleaner to three parts clean water.
Step 2
Step two
Use a stiff bristled brush to wash down the fence, scrubbing off any dirt and dust.
Step 3
Step three
Rinse the fence thoroughly with clean water and allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Carefully stir the Resene Galvo One with a flat wooden paint stirrer.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Galvo One to the fence and allow twelve hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Wash out brush in Mineral Turpentine, wiping off any excess with a clean cloth, and rinse the brush with warm soapy water followed by clean water. Leave brush to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Go Ben to the fence and allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply a second coat of Resene Go Ben to the fence and allow two hours to dry.

Other ideas: Use Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Boulder for a cool grey finish.

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