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Planter box

Give a new lease of life to an old wooden planter box using a combination of fresh Resene greens.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 49

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Bucket, Garden hose with clean running water, Good quality potting mix, Paintbrushes, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Green Smoke and Resene Soft Apple, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, Rubber gloves, Selection of herb and salad vegetable seedlings, Stiff-bristled brush, Wooden planter box.

To get the look: Mark also painted the background fence with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Soft Apple.

Other ideas: For a fresh yellow effect paint the planter box with Resene Pale Prim and Resene Wild Thing.

Step 1
Step one
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water.
Step 2
Step two
Wearing rubber gloves, thoroughly soak the planter box with the solution and leave for 48 hours.
Step 3
Step three
Mix one part Resene Paint Prep and Housewash to three parts clean water.
Step 4
Step four
Scrub the planter box vigorously with the solution using a stiff-bristled brush.
Step 5
Step five
Rinse the planter box with clean water and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Soft Apple to the front and sides of the planter box, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply two coats of Resene Green Smoke to the top and inner edge of the planter box, as shown, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Fill the planter box with good quality potting mix and plant up with a selection of your favourite herbs and salad vegetables.

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