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Kitchen revamp

Instantly freshen up a tired looking kitchen a with subtle palette of crisp minty Resene colours.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 23

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Bucket with clean warm water, Clean cloth, Filler, Paintbrushes, Paint tray and roller, Putty knife or similar for filling, Resene dropcloth, Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Edgewater, Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Soft Mint, Resene Quick Dry, Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene Edgewater, Rubber gloves, Sandpaper, Sponge, Sugar soap

To get the look: Mark also freshened up the ceiling and scotia with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene Alabaster.

Step 1
Step one
Following manufacturer’s instructions, dilute the sugar soap into a bucket of clean warm water and stir. Wearing rubber gloves, wash any grease or residue from previously painted walls, woodwork and pegboard. Rinse with clean water and allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Fill any holes with filler and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Lightly sand the filled holes and wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 4
Step four
Spot prime the filled holes with one coat of Resene Quick Dry and allow two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Cut in along the edges of the skirting boards and scotia, and around window and door frames with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene Edgewater, as shown. Allow to dry for two hours.
Step 6
Step six
Using a roller, paint the remainder of the wall with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene Edgewater. Again, allow two hours for paint to dry. Repeat steps five and six, applying a second coat of colour.
Step 7
Step seven
Paint the window frame, door, door frame, and skirting boards with two coats of Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Soft Mint, taking care when cutting in. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Paint the pegboard and surrounding woodwork with two coats of Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Edgewater, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Other ideas: For a vibrant blue look try a combination of Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen Kitchen & Bathroom tinted to Resene Spray and Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Swans Down.

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