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Shed roof

Follow our simple guide to revamping a shed roof using Resene Summit Roof paint.

Paint a shed roof

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 44

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Bucket, Garden hose with clean running water, Garden sprayer, Mineral turpentine, Paintbrush, Paint stirrer, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Paint Pot, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, Resene paint stirrer, Resene Rust-Arrest, Resene Summit Roof tinted to Resene Sponge, Sandpaper or wire brush, Stiff-bristled brush

To get the look: Mark painted the rest of the shed with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Tranquil.

Other ideas: For a dark green effect paint the shed roof with Resene Summit Roof tinted to Resene Karaka.

How to paint a shed roof

Step 1Step one
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water and fill the garden sprayer with the diluted solution. Spray the shed roof with the solution and leave for 48 hours.
Step 2Step two
Mix one part Resene Paint Prep and Housewash to three parts water.
Step 3Step three
Scrub the roof vigorously with the solution using a stiff-bristled brush and rinse thoroughly with clean water. Allow to dry.
Step 4Step four
Remove any areas of rust with sandpaper or a wire brush and spot prime with Resene Rust-Arrest. Allow to dry.
Step 5Step five
Clean brush with mineral turpentine.
Step 6Step six
Apply one coat of Resene GP Metal Primer to the roof and allow to dry. Again, clean brush with mineral turpentine.
Step 7Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Summit Roof paint.
Step 8Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Summit Roof paint to the roof, allowing at least two hours between coats.

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