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    • henrygregory
    • By henrygregory 13th Apr 18, 4:27 PM
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    How to spruce up a wooden garden table set?
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    • 13th Apr 18, 4:27 PM
    How to spruce up a wooden garden table set? 13th Apr 18 at 4:27 PM
    Hi there,
    My year old wooden garden table set is looking tired and faded as I don't have a shed to store it in over the winter months.

    Here is a picture of what it looks like (it wasn't that expensive)....




    I found the following bottle of danish oil under my kitchen sink. Would this be suitable to treat this type of table with to bring some life into it? It does say out door and there is a similar sort of table in the picture?

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    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 13th Apr 18, 5:15 PM
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    Danish Oil should improve the table and chairs and yes, it is suitable for outdoor use.

    There may be better alternatives but, as you have the tin and it is an inexpensive table, then go ahead and use it.

    Thoroughly clean and sand the wood to remove any previous coating before treating it.

    Take care with any used rags you use to apply the oil as they can self combust.

    Read the safety warnings on the tin or google them.
    Last edited by Head The Ball; 13-04-2018 at 5:20 PM.
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    • Moss5
    • By Moss5 13th Apr 18, 6:01 PM
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    I used Linseed Oil and wire-wool to restore my Teak furniture each year.
    I think Danish Oil may be better.
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 13th Apr 18, 10:32 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 10:32 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 10:32 PM
    Danish Oil should improve the table and chairs and yes, it is suitable for outdoor use.

    There may be better alternatives but, as you have the tin and it is an inexpensive table, then go ahead and use it.

    Thoroughly clean and sand the wood to remove any previous coating before treating it.

    Take care with any used rags you use to apply the oil as they can self combust.

    Read the safety warnings on the tin or google them.
    Originally posted by Head The Ball
    Eh?! Do tell me more!
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 14th Apr 18, 7:53 AM
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    this explains it
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    • By shortcrust 14th Apr 18, 8:57 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 8:57 AM
    Originally posted by getmore4less
    Thanks! You should check this out.
    • henrygregory
    • By henrygregory 14th Apr 18, 4:14 PM
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    Thank you everyone, I will give it a go.
    If I don't check back on here in the next 24 hrs, I have gone up in flames!
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 15th Apr 18, 6:37 PM
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    24 hours have elapsed, should we be concerned?

    I just wanted to add that it's worth investing in a tarpaulin / waterproof cover for your outdoor furniture. I bought a reasonable sized one for something like 3 in Poundstretcher last year.
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    • henrygregory
    • By henrygregory 18th Apr 18, 11:47 AM
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    24 hours have elapsed, should we be concerned?

    I just wanted to add that it's worth investing in a tarpaulin / waterproof cover for your outdoor furniture. I bought a reasonable sized one for something like 3 in Poundstretcher last year.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Thanks for your concern! Luckily, nothing happened!

    I have applied one coat and it looks so much better. I am going to do one more and will go out and get some tarpaulin as you have recommended. Thanks for the helpful advice.
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