Decorating of a private garden with outdoor furniture – various tables, benches and chairs, is an important step of its design. The most popular materials for interior items are wood and chipboard. Despite the functionality and comfort of such materials, they are exposed to sediment and ultraviolet when outdoors. Here are some tips and tricks for furniture decoration and restoration.
Restoring the wooden garden furniture
Wood is the best option for the production of outdoor furniture. Natural, elegant and aesthetic material allows you to create a cozy atmosphere in your garden and it serves really good. However, in order to prevent possible drying, rotting and deformation of pieces of furniture, it is necessary to adhere to careful care. So, before painting wooden furniture, it is important to observe the following recommendations.
• Step 1: Preliminary treatment of the product.
Before starting paint work, you should disassemble the garden furniture. In doing so, carefully check the condition of each fastener and replace the rusted screws with new ones.
• Step 2: Grinding work.
Using a grinding machine or rough sandpaper, carefully polish the surfaces of the wooden furniture. Then remove the formed dust with a dry cloth.
• Step 3: Polishing and cleaning the metal.
Before painting the furniture, it is necessary to eliminate all possible defects, contamination on metal structures. Use a wire brush for this purpose, which quickly removes the adhered paint and rust.
• Step 4: Painting the surface.
Before you start the process and choose which color to paint the furniture with, it’s worth making sure that the surface of the furniture product is dry and free of contaminants.
Then carefully stir the paint and quickly apply a thin layer to the wooden product. It is recommended to perform the work with the spray gun, however, you can also cope with a soft brush.
•Step 5: Applying the second layer.
Before coating the wooden product with a second coat of paint, it must be grounded with sandpaper in the direction of the fibers. After removing the dust with a dry cloth, cover the surface the second time.
Important! It is best to do painting work in the summer, when the air temperature is 10-35 ° C. This will help you avoid unpleasant consequences in the form of absorption or drying of the paint on the wood.
• Step 6: painting of metal parts.
To paint the furniture with your own hands is not just beautiful, but also practical and keep the effect for a long time, it is necessary to handle the metal components of the product. Choose the suitable paints for this purpose, with the high level of protection against corrosion and material damage.
• Step 7: Assembling the painted product.
After the furniture object has completely dried, proceed to assemble it. It is desirable to use new fastening components.
By following these steps, you will be able to choose from a variety of outdoor furniture and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in your garden. You will never regret opting for the wooden furniture in preference to the plastic one.