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Compost bin

Transform a humble wooden compost bin into a stylish garden feature using Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 34

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: a wooden compost bin (this stackable kitset came from Mitre 10 Mega), a paintbrush, paint stirrer, screwdriver and scissors. Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain tinted to Resene Smokey Ash and Resene Pitch Black.

To get the look: Mark painted the background shed wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Soft Mint.

Other ideas: For a rich green combination try Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Fern Frond and Resene Rangitoto.

Step 1
Step one
Unpack the kitset compost bin, removing any staples with a screwdriver.
Step 2
Step two
Stir the Resene Pitch Black with a wooden paint stirrer, as shown.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Pitch Black to eight of the wooden kitset pieces, as shown.
Step 4
Step four
Once touch dry, turn the kitset pieces over and paint the other sides with Resene Pitch Black.
Step 5
Step five
Repeat steps 2 to 4 using the remaining eight kitset pieces and Resene Smokey Ash. Allow 24 hours to dry and apply a second coat of both colours. Allow to dry for a further 24 hours.
Step 6
Step six
Slot four of the Pitch Black pieces together to form a large square, as shown.
Step 7
Step seven
Slot four of the Smokey Ash pieces together, as shown.
Step 8
Step eight
Continue alternating colours until all sixteen pieces are slotted into position.

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