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Lazy Susan's set for summer

Mark Rayner puts a chintzy spin on your outdoor dining table.

You will need: A MDF lazy Susan (ours came from Spotlight), paintbrushes (including a medium sized artists’ brush), ruler, pencil, low-tack masking tape, Resene Quick Dry, Resene Concrete Clear and Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Alabaster, Resene Bright Red, and Resene Mandy.

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Step 1 how to paint a Lazy Susan

Step 1
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the lazy Susan and allow two hours to dry.

Step 2 how to paint a Lazy Susan

Step 2
Apply two coats of Resene Alabaster to the lazy Susan, allowing two hours for each coat to dry

Step 3 how to paint a Lazy Susan

Step 3
Measure and mask off 50mm strips across the lazy Susan, as shown.

Step 4 how to paint a Lazy Susan

Step 4
Paint alternate strips with two coats of Resene Mandy. Allow the first coat two hours to dry but remove the masking tape before the second coat dries.

Step 5 how to paint a Lazy Susan

Step 5
Once the second coat of Resene Mandy is all dry, repeat step 3, masking off 50mm strips perpendicular to the first set, as shown.

Step 6 how to paint a Lazy Susan

Step 6
Paint the masked white areas with two coats of Resene Mandy, as shown. Again, allow the first coat two hours to dry but remove the tape before the second coat dries. Then leave to dry.

Step 7 how to paint a Lazy Susan

Step 7
Mask off the squares where the pink lines intersect and paint them with two coats of Resene Bright Red. Again give the first coat two hours to dry but remove the tape before the second coat dries.

Step 8 how to paint a Lazy Susan

Step 8
When all the paint is thoroughly dry, apply three coats of Resene Concrete Clear to the lazy Susan, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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