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Repair and renovate garden furniture

At the end of the winter, the garden furniture pale, especially if they stayed outside. The wood is gray and tarnished. Some parts, including chairs, must be reattached. At this time, it is worthwhile to buy quality outdoor furniture, which will only need a limited refurbishment each spring.

Necessary material

  • Clamp and vinyl glue
  • Screwdriver-unscrewing
  • gimlet
  • Pressure washer
  • Sander
  • Round brush

Repair of a garden chair

To pick up disjoint elements

To pick up disjoint elements

1. Separate disjoint elements and re-glue the assemblies with vinyl glue.

Wipe glue overflows

Wipe glue overflows

2. Wipe the glue overflows with paper towels.

Tighten the assemblies

Tighten the assemblies

3. Hold the elements with a clamp while gluing.

Reposition elements

Reposition elements

4. Reposition the elements to fix (here a batten of the seat of a garden chair).

Reassemble the latte

Reassemble the latte

5. Make a pilot hole with a twist to prevent the slat from splitting. Reassemble the batten by screwing (use brass or stainless steel screws).

Renovation of garden furniture

Wash the wood with a pressure washer

Wash the wood with a pressure washer

1. Using a pressure washer, gradually wash the chair. Do not get too close to the nozzle of the wood so as not to pick up the thread. This operation is reserved for hard exotic woods.

Replace the wood grain

Replace the wood grain

7. Light sanding helps regularize the surface and replace the wood grain. Work in the direction of it.

Apply renovating oil

Apply renovating oil

3. Put on protective gloves. Soak refreshing oil absorbent paper (teak oil). Apply the oil regularly to the wood.

Apply multiple layers

Apply multiple layers

4. Apply the product to penetrate the wood. It is necessary to pass several layers until refusal of the product.

Use a round brush

Use a round brush

5. To treat large areas and easier access to the sides of the rungs, use a round brush.

Before after

Before after

6. The "before-after" comparison is eloquent. It is possible to refurbish a furniture apparently very degraded.

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