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Terracotta paving

Transform an old painted path or patio into a rich terracotta coloured walkway using Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path paint.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 35

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need:, Broom, Bucket, Clean water, Garden sprayer, Masking tape, Paintbrush, Paint tray and roller, Resene Concrete Primer, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path paint tinted to Resene Pompeii and Resene Scorched Clay , Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, Stiff-bristled brush, Water blaster

To get the look: Mark painted the pot with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Barely There.

Step 1
Step one
Sweep the previously painted concrete clean of any dirt or debris. Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water and apply generously using a garden sprayer. Leave for 48 hours.
Step 2
Step two
Mix one part Resene Paint Prep and Housewash to three parts clean water and vigorously scrub the concrete with a stiff-bristled brush.
Step 3
Step three
Waterblast the entire area to wash away soap residue – this will also help to remove any areas of loose paint. Allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Spot prime any areas of bare concrete with Resene Concrete Primer and allow two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply two coats of Resene Scorched Clay to the concrete using a paint roller, cutting in, where necessary, with a paintbrush. Allow three hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Mask off a 7cm strip, as shown, along the edge of the step.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Pompeii to the masked strip, as shown and allow three hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply a second coat of Resene Pompeii and carefully remove the masking tape. Allow three hours to dry.

Other ideas: For a paler terracotta finish use Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path paint tinted to Resene Footloose.

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