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Painted fence

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

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 54

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Bucket, garden hose with clean running water, garden sprayer, mineral turpentine for cleaning brush, old wooden fence (ours was previously stained with a waterborne woodstain), paintbrushes, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Quarter Bianca and Resene Sandy Beach, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Timber and Deck Wash, Resene Wood Primer, rubber gloves, stiff-bristled brush.

To get the look: Mark stained the wooden garden shelves with Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Uluru.

Other ideas: For a warm yellow effect paint the fence with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Chardonnay.

How to prepare and paint your fence:

Step 1
Step one
In the garden sprayer, mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water.
Step 2
Step two
Wearing rubber gloves, spray and soak the wooden fence with the solution and leave for 48 hours.
Step 3
Step three
Mix one part Resene Timber and Deck Wash to three parts clean water.
Step 4
Step four
Scrub the wooden fence thoroughly with the solution using a stiff bristled brush.
Step 5
Step five
Rinse well with clean water and allow the wooden fence to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Wood Primer to the fence and allow to dry. Clean brush in mineral turpentine.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply two coats of Resene Quarter Bianca to the top capping and fence posts allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Sandy Beach to the fence palings allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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