Sunday, 2 October 2011

Wooden Garden Furniture Care

A post by Nigel
You can find Nigel at Masmajou. You can also follow him on Twitter @Masmajou

Just imagine its Spring and suddenly without any warning it’s a lovely hot day and on the spur of the moment you invite friends round for a BBQ. Then, shock! horror! as you get the garden furniture out from the shed; you had put it away in a hurry in the Autumn before it rained again and it's all dirty and needs a bit of TLC.
Now re-wind….its Autumn and you are about to put your garden furniture away.
Now is the time to give the furniture that TLC. Plus a great excuse to get out and enjoy this bonus bit of summer weather we have!

  1. Check the furniture over for any signs of damage / loose screws etc and rectify as necessary.

  2. Use white spirit to remove any grease / oil patches. You can use a propriety brand grease remover, but test first on underside to ensure no adverse effect.

  3. Give a light rub over with fine sand paper to take off any rough bits (always sand with the grain).

  4. Brush away the dust and wipe over with white spirit.

  5. Brush on liberally Teak Oil (or similar) and leave to dry, not forgetting the edges and undersides.

  6. Cover & put away somewhere dry for the winter months.

  7. Now feel smug that your lovely wooden garden furniture is safely stored and cared for, ready for the first glimpse of warm weather!

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