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Garden shelves

Smarten up some old painted outdoor shelves with a little bit of help from Resene.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 52

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: 50mm galvanised flat head nails, Bucket, Clean cloth, Garden hose with clean running water, Hammer, Paintbrush, Previously painted garden shelves, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Paint Prep and Housewash, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Ciderhouse, Rubber gloves, Sandpaper, Stiff-bristled brush.

To get the look: Mark stained the fence with Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene English Walnut.

Other ideas: For a soft pale effect, paint the shelves with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Chalk Dust.

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 shelves 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 shelves vigorously with the solution using a stiffbristled brush.
Step 5
Step five
Rinse off with clean water and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Lightly sand the shelves with sandpaper to ‘key’ the surface and wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply two coats of Resene Ciderhouse to the shelves, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Fix the shelves to the fence with nails and touch up the nail heads with Resene Ciderhouse. Allow to dry.

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