Tables, chairs, benches, sun lounges or side tables… If your outdoor timber furniture is looking drab out in the backyard, but it’s still in sturdy condition, set aside a little time to show it some love and bring it back to life! The best bit? Restoring your weathered furniture to like-new, richly coloured condition doesn’t have to be time consuming or hard work. Just clean and coat – you’ll be wowed by the transformation.
HOW TO TRANSFORM AN OUTDOOR SETTING
Gather your supplies
- Garden hose or pressure washer
- Sikkens Cetol BL Garden Furniture Cleaner
- Stiff bristle brush
- Drop sheet
- Sikkens Cetol BLX-Pro in Teak (used here) or colour of your choice
This water-based finish allows re-coating within two hours compared to oil-based stains that need up to 24 hours.
STEP 1 Wet the timber to delay drying out during the cleaning process. Avoid working in extremely hot conditions.
STEP 2 Following the product directions, apply Cetol BL Garden Furniture Cleaner to the timber and work it in with a stiff bristle brush. Leave cleaning product to activate for 15 to 30 minutes.
STEP 3 Rinse away the residue with garden hose and brush or pressure washer. Let dry completely.
STEP 4 Lay out drop sheet. Using paintbrush, apply a liberal coat of Sikkens Cetol BLX-Pro, working in the direction of the timber grain. Let dry for 2 hours.
STEP 5 Repeat Step 4 to apply two more coats. Let dry after each coat.
While this coating is long lasting and durable, a regular maintenance plan will keep it looking schmick. Once a year, give the timber a light sand with fine-grit sandpaper. Wipe away dust. Apply 1-2 coats of Sikkens Cetol BLX-Pro. Let dry after each coat.