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Stencilled house number

It’s quick and easy to create this eye-catching house number with a little bit of help from Resene.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 57

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Circular piece of wood (we used a small chopping board), craft knife, damp cloth, low tack masking tape, paintbrushes, print out of house number, Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpots of Resene Aquamarine and Resene Sea Nymph, sandpaper.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Fringy Flower.

Other ideas: For a bold orange and blue contrast, stipple Resene Elvis over a basecoat of Resene Adrenalin.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the piece of wood rubbing in the direction of the grain.
Step 2
Step two
Wipe off any sanding residue with a damp cloth and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the piece of wood (front and back) and allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Sea Nymph to the piece of wood (front and back) and allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply a second coat of Resene Sea Nymph to the piece of wood (front and back) and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Using the craft knife, carefully cut out the house number to create a stencil.
Step 7
Step seven
Attach the stencil to the piece of wood with low tack masking tape.
Step 8
Step eight
Using a dry brush, carefully stipple Resene Aquamarine over the stencil. Carefully remove the stencil and allow the paint to dry.

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