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Painted front door

Give a tired old front door a fresh new lease of life with a little bit of help from Resene.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project #25

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloth, Damp sponge, Filler, Old wooden door, Paintbrush, Putty knife or similar for filling, Resene Quick Dry, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Flourish, Sandpaper, Screwdriver, Stiff-bristled brush

To get the look: Mark painted the surrounding wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Black White.

Step 1
Step one
Take the door off its hinges. Remove any surface dust and dirt from the door and surround using a stiff bristled brush.
Step 2
Step two
Wipe down the door and surround with a damp sponge and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Fill any holes in the door and surround using an exterior filler. Allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Sand the filled holes with sandpaper.
Step 5
Step five
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the door and surround and allow two hours to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the door and surround and allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply a second coat of Resene Flourish to the door and surround. Allow to dry and re-hang the door.

Other ideas: For a darker, more traditional green try Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Black Forest.

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