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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.

Paint a front gate

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

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