Caring for wooden garden furniture
Keep your garden furniture looking its best for years to come.
Even though wooden furniture produces natural oils you still need to look after it if you want to keep it on the best possible condition; regular care is the key.
Cleaning wooden furniture
Wooden furniture can be cleaned with hot soapy water or a hardwood cleaning fluid. If your wooden furniture is really dirty after winter you can sand it after cleaning. Brush away any remaining sand so you can oil or paint it afterwards.
If you have a teak furniture you can use a pressure washer to clean it. Pressure washing shouldn’t be used on a furniture made from eucalyptus. The water strength could damage it.
Varnishing wooden garden furniture
Revamping old garden furniture takes just a small amount of sanding and varnishing. It’s best to sand all the furniture surfaces outside or in a ventilated area. To remove old varnish use a heavy grade sand paper. Smooth down the surfaces, ready for wood treatment, using a lighter grade sand paper.
Dust down the furniture and then apply first coat of varnish using a paintbrush. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours.
When dried, give it another light sand down with a very fine sand paper or steel wool.
Apply second and final coat of varnish and you are done.