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Keep it clean

Turn a plain cardboard box into a groovy wastepaper bin with the help of a few Resene Testpots and some bubble wrap.

Keep it clean - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 40

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Bubble wrap, Cardboard box, Ice cream container, Paintbrushes, Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat , Resene Testpots in the following colours: Resene Grass Stain, Resene Guardsman Red and Resene Space Cadet, Scissors, Wide sticky tape or parcel tape

Top tip: If you want a shiny finish on your wastepaper bin, just apply one coat of Resene Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete Clear) once the final coat of paint is dry.

Here's another idea: Transform a Resene paint pot into a mini wastepaper bin using testpots of Resene Turbo and Resene Resolution Blue.

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Step 1
Step one
Strengthen the base of the box by fixing sticky tape along the joins – cut the sticky tape with scissors.
Step 2
Step two
Open up the top flaps of the box and fix together on both sides with sticky tape.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the entire box with one coat of Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, allowing one hour to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the inside of the box with two coats of Resene Space Cadet, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint the outside of the box with two coats of Resene Guardsman Red, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Tip a little Resene Grass Stain into an ice cream container and dip a piece of scrunched up bubble wrap into the paint. Lightly dab the bubble wrap on the outside of the box, creating a textured pattern, as shown. Once finished, allow to dry for two hours – then get tidying!

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