It can be rough being outdoor wooden furniture. While these pieces are designed to withstand the elements, they often take a beating and over time, start to look a bit shabby and worse for wear. This does not however, mean that the furniture has served its purpose and needs to be relegated to the dump.
It's actually really easy to restore outdoor timber furniture, saving yourself money and giving your existing pieces a new life. It's also environmentally friendly to reuse, rather than purchasing something else. It keeps things out of the waste stream and reduces the demand for virgin timber furniture.
What follows are just a few ideas as to how to restore outdoor timber furniture. See how simple it is to bring outdoor timber furniture back to life:
Sometimes our outdoor furniture really just needs a good thorough cleaning. This is a good first step to help assess just how much work your furniture is going to need. Using wood-appropriate cleaners, gently remove the dirt and excess debris that cakes up on the furniture over time.
Sand and re-seal it
The elements can really take its toll on our beloved outdoor furniture. This is especially true if it gets left out in inclement weather. One of the most efficient ways to get a proverbial second life out of your outdoor furniture, is to sand the pieces down to their original grain, and re-finish the pieces. This allows you to start with a fresh surface, and it allows you to choose your desired stain and really make your timber furniture shine.
It is recommended that you sand your furniture before repainting, but this is a great option if you want to add some color to your patio or backyard, or if the grain of the wood isn't attractive enough to be displayed with sealant and lacquer. There are tons of different wood and outdoor-appropriate types of paint colors and textural finishes, you just have to shop around. Painting your weathered furniture lets you easily cover up any flaws in the wood grain, and gives your pieces a completely new look for relatively little money.
These options are of course, not the only options available to you to restore new life to your old furniture. The above stated options are just the easiest and least expensive choices you have available to you. With these options, you can spend a weekend totally transforming your outdoor furniture. Do you accept this challenge???
Just because you’re outdoor wooden furniture looks like it has seen better days, does not mean that its utility has passed. There are many ways to restore outdoor timber furniture to give it a whole new look and a second life. This is a great way to save money, decorate in an environmentally responsible manner, as well as give yourself a creative, fun weekend project.
If you’ve now restored your cherished outdoor wooden furniture and are now wanting something else you can look after and enjoy, a timber deck will be perfect for you. Timber decks are a specialty of In Style Patios and Decks, so you can be sure to get only top quality with us. Call our friendly team today on 0432 082 243 and let us know what you’re wanting.