Prepping your exterior wood for sunnier days

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to start thinking about your exterior wood and prepping it for the season ahead. There are plenty of simple yet effective ways to ensure your timber is protected from the elements while looking its best. Read on to find out how.

Sweep/dust off wooden surfaces: Use a very soft brush or microfiber cloth to get rid of any dirt and debris on your timber. It is important that this step is completed before moving on to the cleaning or painting stage as tiny particles can cause scratches and get trapped under your coatings.

Gently clean timber: Use a damp microfiber cloth and a gentle wood-friendly detergent to lightly clean mud and stains from the surface of your timber. This step will give you a clean slate to work with and will ensure any dirt or stains don’t become bigger problems.

Repair minor holes with woodfiller: Our Woodfiller has excellent adhesion and is ideal for small repairs and minor surface defects. If small holes aren’t taken care of, they can turn into much larger problems.

Protect and beautify timber with a fresh coat of paint or stain: get your outdoor timber ready to be used and admired throughout the warmer seasons and keep it protected from the elements by finishing it with one of Sadolin’s quality formulations. Whether you want to rejuvenate your shed, your deck, your trim, or your wooden furniture, Sadolin has the product for you! Instantly add brightness to your garden by choosing a bold or vivid colour for furniture.

Accessorise your wooden furniture: Make your wooden furniture look great and feel great too for adding some accessories you’ll enjoy throughout the sunnier months. We recommend cushions for comfort and blankets for chillier evenings. To help protect timber, make sure you’re also using coasters.

Protect wooden furniture with a tarpaulin or cover when possible: Investing in a tarpaulin or furniture cover is a great idea to help give wood that extra level of protection from the elements. While we’re hoping for lots of sunshine, we’re bound to also get a good deal of rain during spring and summer so a waterproof tarpaulin or outdoor furniture cover is an excellent idea.


It’s time to get your wooden furniture ready for spring! For everything you need for your timber, call into your local Sadolin stockist.

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