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Barrel table

It’s easy to transform an old half barrel planter into a smart garden table with a little bit of help from Resene.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 71

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Bucket, Garden hose with clean running water, Garden sprayer, Old wooden half barrel planter, Paintbrush, Paint stirrer, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Timber and Deck Wash, Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain tinted to Resene Jacaranda, Rubber gloves, Shovel, Stiff-bristled brush

To get the look: Mark painted the background shed wall and decking with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Unwind.

Other ideas: For a striking black effect, stain the wooden half barrel with Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain tinted to Resene Pitch Black.

Step 1
Step one
Remove old potting mix from the wooden half barrel.
Step 2
Step two
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water.
Step 3
Step three
Wearing rubber gloves, saturate the wooden half barrel with the solution and leave for 48 hours.
Step 4
Step four
Mix one part Resene Timber and Deck Wash to three parts clean water.
Step 5
Step five
Scrub the wooden half barrel vigorously with the solution using a stiff bristled brush.
Step 6
Step six
Rinse thoroughly with clean water and allow the wooden half barrel to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain to the wooden half barrel, allowing 24 hours for each coat to dry.

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