As wood is a natural material, wooden garden furniture is subject to climatic stresses such as UV and weathering. Over time, this will cause the wood to turn grey. This is an aesthetic alteration that does not affect the technical properties of the material. To prevent the wood from greying and to preserve its natural colour over time, we explain how to care for wooden garden furniture.
To prevent your wooden garden furniture from greying, we recommend that you regularly apply a protective product. Within our range, you can use the Garden Furniture Saturator which is suitable for all types of wood (European wood, exotic wood). The saturator impregnates the wood to protect it from climatic aggressions such as UV rays. This helps to prevent the greying of wooden garden furniture. Saturators for garden furniture are suitable for the protection of wooden outdoor tables, chairs, sunbeds...
If your garden furniture is new (and unfinished), you can apply the saturator directly after a few weeks of exposure. The furniture will be directly protected from UV rays and will not have had time to grey. Afterwards, you will need to maintain the wooden garden furniture by applying a new coat of saturator every year when the wood starts to grey.
Before applying a saturator, the wood must be free of old finish, not greyed or blackened. If this is not the case with your wooden garden furniture, we will explain how to proceed in the rest of this article.
Garden furniture saturator is applied to clean wood without any old finish. If your garden furniture has old finishes, there are two possible cases :
Your wooden garden furniture has been protected with film-forming finishes such as varnish or paint. You will need to remove the previous finish by sanding or stripping the furniture down to the bare wood. Then you can apply a saturator for garden furniture such as the Garden Furniture Saturator SJ600 from our range in the direction of the wood fibres. Maintenance is then carried out every year or two by applying a new coat of saturator when the wood becomes dull.
Your wooden garden furniture has been protected with non-film-forming finishes such as saturators or oils and you would like to change the protection product. On previously treated garden furniture, brushing with a water jet and a cleaner is necessary. Within our range, we recommend the Wood Cleaner N100 or the Concentrated Wood Cleaner N140 in concentrated version. This product will degrease the furniture and remove the remains of an oiled finish for example. After cleaning, you can degrease your garden furniture by applying Wood Degreaser DG105. This product complements the cleaner and will remove the grey aspect of the wood. Then you can apply the Garden Furniture Saturator SJ600 in the direction of the wood fibres and repeat the maintenance once a year when the wood becomes dull.
VYou have not applied any protective products to your garden furniture and your wood has turned grey or black. To renovate wooden garden furniture, you will need to apply Wood Cleaner N100 or the Concentrated Wood Cleaner N140 if the wood is blackened and/or Wood Degreaser DG105 if the furniture is greyed. . Afterwards, two layers of Garden Furniture Saturator SJ600 will renovate your furniture. Thereafter, the maintenance of wooden garden furniture is carried out without sanding by applying a new one when the wood becomes dull.