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Restoring and painting a wood garden bench

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by 600rob, 13 Apr 2015.

  1. 600rob

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    Hi,

    I've got a wooden garden bench that requires painting.
    I'm going to use this or something similar.

    https://www.cuprinol.co.uk/products/garden_shades.jsp

    The bench currently has some lichen/mould growth in areas and I've given it a light sand down. It's looking like this at the moment




    My question is will I need to sand the surfaces right back to bare wood, removing all of the green stuff before painting it?
     
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  3. joe-90

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    Yes.
     
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    Is it worth it? Those fixed-seat benches are hideously unconfortable.
     
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    Garden shades is a great product and won't stain your clothes. I use it all the time.
     
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  6. 600rob

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    Nice one joe. Thanks. I thought that was the case but thought id see if I could get away with painting it in its current state.
     
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    Pressure wash the unit, then give it some drying time and paint away.
     
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