How To Refinish Outdoor Furniture
How to refinish outdoor furniture is article about Furniture bookmarked by larry with ID 12665328299 was uploaded on 21-04-2019 and has been viewed 282,520 times.
In June 2014 I made this patio table and finished it with Spar Urethane.Two years later, it looked like this: The finish failed within a year and mold grew all over the table! I can only attribute this mess to the finish because I made this planter box two years before the table and, as an experiment, applied absolutely no finish to it.
It has been exposed to the exact same weather conditions as the table since it is just a few feet from it.The planter box still looks great.It makes me question the value of most outdoor wood finishes and whether their benefits are minimal and mostly marketing hype! Realistically, the best protection you can apply to an outdoor project is a coat of house paint, which will last for years without any fuss.
But if you want to retain the look of the wood, I recommend a transparent deck stain and sealer.I've used it on many outdoor projects and should have used it on this table to begin with.To restore my table, I wanted to first remove the mold.
I sprayed on some X-14 mold and mildew killer, let it sit for a while, then sprayed it off with my garden...