It can be rough to be outdoor wooden furniture. While these pieces are designed to withstand the sometimes crazy weather, 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. In turn, saving yourself money and giving your existing pieces a new life. It's also environmentally friendly to reuse, rather than purchase 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:
Give it a good cleaning
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 has caked up on the furniture over the past few years.
Sand and re-seal it
The elements can really take their toll on our beloved outdoor furniture. This is especially true if it gets left out in inclement weather or even just for a whole winter. 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. However, this is a great option if you want to add some color to your patio or backyard. Even if the grain of wood isn't attractive enough to be displayed with sealant and lacquer. There are tons of different wood and outdoor-appropriate types of paint colours and textural finishes. 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 for you to restore new life to your old furniture. The above options are just the easiest and least expensive choices you have available to you. With these opportunities, 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. This is a great way to save money, decorate in an environmentally responsible manner, as well as give yourself a creative, fun weekend project. Whether your furniture just needs a simple cleaning, or you need to sand, re-seal, or just paint, there are many ways to get a second life out of your over weathered outdoor wooden furniture.
If you’ve now restored your cherished outdoor wooden furniture, and are wanting something else you can look after and enjoy, a timber deck is for you. The team at In Style Patios and Decks are the Gold Coast's decking experts. The QLD climate and home designs mean that a deck is a 'must have' and can add significant value to your home. Call us today on 0432 082 243 and let’s discuss details.