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Upcycling for Good

Painted coasters

Give old coasters a fresh look.

Resene upcycling for good with Sarah Eberhardt - Project 27

Finished coasters
Finished project

You will need: Round coasters, painters tape, round stickers (Sarah used Esselte Quick Stick MC19), sandpaper 120 grit, Resene Quick Dry sealer, Resene Lustacryl in Resene Morning Glory, Resene Kitsch and Resene Freelance.

Top tip: Use Resene testpots instead of Resene Lustacryl. Leave to dry as is or once dry finish with two coats of Resene Aquaclear in Satin finish.

How to paint coasters
Finished project
Coasters prior to painting
Step 1 Step one
Lightly sand the picture side and edges of the coasters, wipe sanding dust off with a damp cloth.
Step 2 Step two
Paint picture side and edges of the coasters with a coat of Resene Quick Dry sealer and leave to dry.
Step 3 Step three
Paint with two coats of Resene Morning Glory, leaving to dry between coats.
Step 4 Step four
Use painter’s tape and round stickers to mask off areas and create stripes and spots on each of your coasters.
Step 5 Step five
Paint another coat of Resene Morning Glory over the tape and stickers to seal the edges and prevent your next paint colour bleeding under the tape and stickers. This step will give you sharp edges. Leave to dry.
Step 6 Step six
Paint with two coats of paint colour Resene Kitsch, leaving to dry between coats. Remove tape and round stickers. Use more masking tape to create stripes in your third colour – paint with two coats of Resene Freelance, leaving to dry between coats.
Step 7 Step seven
Once dry remove tape and enjoy your new coasters or give them away as a recycled gift.

Upcycling for Good

You can find a huge range of treasures, from ornaments and picture frames, to furniture and toys at your local Salvation Army store that you can easily upcycle with a little Resene paint and some imagination.

"Our Family Stores are full of treasures generously donated by members of the public. We value these donations and try our hardest to re-purpose and sell as much as possible. We’re all about re-using and recycling, so teaming up with Resene on Upcycling for Good was a perfect match. Resene’s products and tips are a natural fit with our pre-loved furniture and accessories, which are usually great quality but could sometimes do with a lick of paint to ensure they fly off the shelves.

Each year, nationally, our stores save 16,000 tonnes from landfill. This initiative increases the value of the donated product, improves the range of goods for our customers, and furthers The Salvation Army’s mission and Resene’s community activity.” Gareth Marshall, The Salvation Army's National Family Store Manager.

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