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Metal gate

Transform a drab metal gate into a bright focal point with a little bit of help from Resene.

How to paint a metal gate

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 80

Difficulty level : Moderate

You will need

To get the look:  Mark painted the wooden gate post with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Alabaster.

Other ideas:  For a bright orange feature paint the gate with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Adrenalin.

How to paint a metal gate

 
Step 1 Step one
Sand the gate to remove any areas of light rust or loose paint and also to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 2 Step two
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 3 Step three
Carefully stir the Resene GP Metal Primer.
Step 4 Step four
Apply one coat of Resene GP Metal Primer to the gate and allow to dry. Clean the brush with mineral turps.
Step 5 Step five
Carefully stir the Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Tomorrow.
Step 6 Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Tomorrow to the gate and allow to dry.
Step 7 Step seven
Apply a second coat of Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Tomorrow to the gate and allow to dry.
Step 8 Step eight
Fit the gate hinges and catch according to manufacturer’s recommendations and hang the gate in position.

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