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Front gate

It’s easy to spruce up an old wooden front gate with a little bit of help from Resene.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 50

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Bucket, garden hose with clean running water, gate latch and screws, paintbrushes, painted wooden gate, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Vanquish, rubber gloves, screwdriver, stiff-bristled brush.

To get the look: Mark painted the stucco pillars with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Pipi.

Other ideas: For a traditional crisp white, paint the gate with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Half Alabaster.

How to paint your front gate

Step 1
Step one
Carefully lift the wooden gate from its hinges.
Step 2
Step two
Remove the old gate latch.
Step 3
Step three
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water.
Step 4
Step four
Wearing rubber gloves, thoroughly soak the gate with the solution and leave for 48 hours.
Step 5
Step five
Mix one part Resene Paint Prep and Housewash to three parts clean water.
Step 6
Step six
Scrub the gate vigorously with the solution using a stiff-bristled brush and rinse off with clean water. Allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply two coats of Resene Vanquish to the gate, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Rehang the gate and fit the replacement gate latch.

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