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painted wood outside?

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TheHappinessTrap Fri 05-Jun-15 10:00:43


I've got a painted wood indoor table and chairs. I'm going to use them as garden furniture. I get a cover for general storage but is there a sealant or something that would protect them? All I can find via Google is outdoor paint for protecting bare wood.

Millymollymama Fri 05-Jun-15 15:45:49

I think you should repaint them in an external woodwork paint. This is more durable I would have thought and designed for outdoor wood.

PigletJohn Fri 05-Jun-15 15:58:39

painted or not, they will get damp, swell, warp, rot, and fall apart.

Putting them under cover when not in use will delay it.


TheHappinessTrap Sat 06-Jun-15 18:15:24

We have covers, thanks Piglet john.

Ah Millymolly, I would hate to repaint them but I agree that's the best option.

I know this sounds crazy but I hate garden furniture, I spent less on this set of table and chairs than I would have on something purposely made for the garden that I wouldn't have liked nearly as much. My thinking is, I've had wooden, purpose made, garden furniture and that required a lot of upkeep and still went wonky quickly and I never really liked it. I thought instead that I would get an old set of table and chairs from a used furniture store. Like this I'm saving money, it looks better to me and is better quality than I could afford in the same money spent on actual garden furniture, and since I haven't invested the earth it's ok if it doesn't last more than a short while. I guess I was just hoping there would be a nice easy spray style solution!

wowfudge Sat 06-Jun-15 20:15:18

The alternative is something you can easily take down and store somewhere dry. This means getting it out and putting it away every use.

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