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Gardens & Outdoor Living PRIMING


If, after sanding, the existing painted or stained surface is intact in good condition, no priming may be required. However you should always use a good primer especially formulated for external use if you are proposing to apply a lighter colour over a dark one, if the wood is exposed, if there are knotty sections, or if any stains remain. Brush on the primer, working with the grain, using a good-quality nylon/polyester brush.


PAINTING


For long term good looks, ideally use a stain or paint especially formulated to protect against weather and temperature extremes as well as UV rays. There are several ranges from which to choose so you can get the exact look you want – bright and colourful or traditional wood.


If you have already primed the surface, one coat of stain should be sufficient but if you didn't need to prime, you may wish to apply a second coat to achieve the best results. Let the furniture dry completely in a clean, dust-free, well-ventilated area - try not to leave it outside to dry, as wind and air will deposit dust and particles onto the wet surface.


Once it's dry, sit back and enjoy the sunshine!


An occasional light wash with warm water and washing up liquid should be all the maintenance required.


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