How to Protect Your Outdoor Timber Furniture

What to use: Cabot’s Garden Furniture Oil

Why you should use it: Give your exterior timber surfaces a refreshed look and feel with Garden Furniture Oil. The fast 2 hour recoat time will ensure you protect your outdoor furniture quickly and get back to using it with friends and family.

How it works: Cabot's Garden Furniture Oil is a water based, low odour exterior oil. It is designed to provide exceptional durability and lasts longer than traditional garden furniture oils.

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Depending on your project, you may also need
When working with timber, preparation is key! Getting your surface ready is vital as it gives you a smooth, even finish to work with, allowing paint to glide on more effectively. Depending on the surface you’re coating, there are several ways to prep:
New Bare Timber: Scrub damp timber with Cabot’s New Timber Prep to draw out tannins and oils from the surface. After this is done, use Cabot’s Deck Clean according to the label’s instructions. If you are preparing a deck, you can remove excess water with the squeegee on Cabot’s Deck Prep brush. Allow your timber time to dry and you’re ready for coating.
Weathered and Grey Timber: Sand any old timber back to fresh wood, then fill cracks or holes with a suitable filler. Make sure you sand all surfaces flat before dusting and cleaning with Cabot’s Deck Clean.
It’s important to make sure the weather is right before you embark on this next step – ensure the temperature is above 10°C during application and drying time, and do not apply if rain is expected during the drying period.
Good to go? Stir Cabot's Garden Furniture Oil thoroughly with a broad flat paddle before and during use. Using a brush, roller or spray, apply a generous coat along the board, making sure you seal the end grain. If you’re using a spray, always back brush immediately to ensure an even finish.
Once the first coat has been applied, allow it to dry for two hours. Once this has happened, apply a second coat using the same method.
Previously unpainted timber may need three coats

And just like that – you’re done! Your timber furniture is ready to enjoy out in the sun.