How to restore wooden greenhouse ?

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We've just moved into a new property and it has come with a lean-to style wooden greenhouse. There doesn't appear to be any major rot but the brown finish has faded away in places and the wood has some cracking etc.

To freshen it up I was planning on removing all the glass/perspex giving the whole thing a good scrub down and then painting with some sort of treatment. Got a few questions though

1. Would there be any benefit to giving the wood a light sanding or is this not really going to achieve anything

2. Any recommendations on what product to treat/paint it with

3. When reglazing would I be better off going with traditional putty or silicone sealant

Thanks

Jim
 
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Consider pressure washing the frame, if its up to it?
It will make things easier quicker and more enjoyable. Then let full dry and retreat.
 
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ideally you want to strip the coating off and sand it a little as it may be hiding some bad areas and if your going to the trouble of rennovating it you want to do it right.

A good quality oil based product like sandolin is a good choice.

Unless your a real traditionalist silicone will be easier and cheaper.
 

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