Instead of replacing your old weathered wooden outdoor furniture, why not simply sand and smooth surfaces, prime them and paint them to create a brand new looking piece of furniture. A few simple maintenance steps can protect your wooden garden furniture and keep it look great for years to come. In the form of garden furniture paint.
If you currently own wooden garden chairs with peeling paint and chipped or splintered wood, it isn’t that hard to make them look that fantastic again!
Prep the Wood
First and foremost, it is important to prep the wood, even if your furniture has spent the majority of its time inside in the British summer time it is vital that you give them a good clean before applying any kind of finish.
Net-Trol, is a fast acting and powerful wood cleaner, neutraliser and colour restorer, that will effortlessly remove any surface or ground in dirt on your untreated garden furniture, in turn this will leave the wood looking vibrant and bright. Net-Trol is designed to remove all traces of weathering that have been caused by UV rays, pollution and mildew, Net-Trol’s main purpose is to prepare your garden furniture for their finish.
An advantage of using Net-Trol to prep your garden furniture is that its non-aggressive to your plants and it works in as little as 15 minutes.
To start, you will need to wet your garden furniture with fresh, clean water. Then simply apply Net-Trol with synthetic brush. You will then need to leave it for around 10 to 20 minutes, if you notice that the surface starts to dry, you will need to dampen it with a mist of water.
Your garden furniture needs to dry for at least 48 hours before applying any kind of finish.
Finish with Textrol
Textrol is an oil penetrating finish developed for weathered wood. Textrol is available in 7 different shades so you can give your garden furniture a finish to suit your garden. Textrol has been developed so that it forms a film which won’t peel, flake or crack. Additionally, Textrol has in built UV protection and will also protect your garden furniture from any moisture damage.
Along with keeping your garden furniture safe from the British weather, it will enhance the natural beauty of the wood.
Textrol is applied in wet on wet coats, one coat of Textrol is applied and left to dry for 15-30 minutes allowing it to penetrate the wood but not to dry it. The processes are again repeated and left to dry again for another 15-30 minutes. This process should be repeated until the wood will not accept anymore oil, when this happens simply wipe off any excess oil which hasn’t penetrated the wood, this is important to avoid any shiny spots.
A Fresh Lick of Paint
After treating and staining your furniture with garden furniture paint , you might want to add a pop of colour to your garden and bring a new lease of life to it. There is a wide range of colour and finishes you can choose from to create your very own garden sanctuary.
Before you start to paint your furniture its important you give the paint a stir, as this will keep things smooth. Before you start painting anything big, its best to paint a small area to make sure you are happy with the colour and adhesion. The final shade can be quite different to the colour in the can, so hold off until it’s dry before going all in.
Use a paint brush to evenly apply the paint along the grain, a second coat is usually a good idea but make sure you wait around 8 hours before you apply it. Reseal the can after use and wipe up any spills whilst there still wet. Once you are finished thoroughly rinse your paint brushes.
To ensure things are fully dry, wait a few days before use. You don’t want to sit on wet paint!