Transform a humble kitset garden arch into an elegant garden feature with Resene Timber and Furniture Gel.
Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 22
Difficulty level: Moderate
You will need: a clean lint-free cloth, kitset timber garden arch, latex gloves, paintbrush, paint stirrer, screwdriver and a small adjustable spanner. Resene Timber & Furniture Gel tinted to Resene Jarrah Tree.
To get the look: Mark stained the background fence with Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Bamboo and painted the retaining wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Pale Prim.
Other ideas: For a lighter effect, stain the arch with Resene Timber & Furniture Gel tinted to Resene Kwila.
Gently stir the Resene Timber and Furniture Gel with a paint stirrer.
Apply Resene Timber and Furniture Gel to the main struts and larger pieces of the kitset garden arch using a clean lint-free cloth. Rub in the direction of the grain to assist penetration.
Use a paintbrush to get the Resene Timber and Furniture Gel into any awkward grooves, as shown.
Apply Resene Timber and Furniture Gel to both sides of the trellis panels, using a paintbrush. Allow to dry for one hour.
Apply a second coat of Resene Timber and Furniture Gel to the entire kitset arch, removing any excess with a clean lintfree cloth, and allow to dry for one hour.
On a flat surface such as a concrete patio or deck, assemble the two side panels following the manufacturer’s instructions, as shown.
Again, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to assemble both sides of the overhead arch section and tighten the nuts and bolts with a screwdriver and spanner.
Fix the side panels to the overhead arch section in thet same way, tightening the nuts and bolts with a screwdriver and spanner.
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