Cuprinol Garden Furniture Restorer is an easy to use gel that removes the grey, weathered surface wood to reveal the golden timber below. Simply brush on, scrub if needed, leave for 15 minutes and rinse off.
Ensure that the wooden surface to be treated with Cuprinol Garden Furniture Restorer is clean, dry and free from dirt, dust and any other surface contaminants.
Stir thoroughly before use. Wearing suitable protective gloves, apply liberally with a paint brush. The wood will start to lighten in colour. Immediately after application, work into the surface of the wood using a mild abrasive scrubbing pad or stiff bristle brush. Leave to stand until no further lightening occurs, but for no more than 15 minutes. Work manageable areas at a time so that application, abrasion and washing off can be completed within 15 minutes. Wash off with plenty of water using a watering can or hose. Do not use a high pressure washer. Allow the furniture to dry thoroughly before use. In cases of severe weathering a further coat may be necessary to fully restore the colour. If necessary, sand the wood to remove loose fibres and give a smooth base before finishing with an appropriate oil or stain. Do not apply in temperatures below 5C or if rain is likely before the job is complete. Protect any areas underneath the garden furniture being restored. Cuprinol Garden Furniture Restorer should not be allowed to come into contact with grass or plants as it may cause browning or die-back. When washing off, avoid splashing onto plants or grass. If this occurs, dilute splashes with copious amounts of water.
I have used your Garden Furniture Restorer and it has not worked, why is this?
This product works by lightly bleaching the surface of hardwoods, such as teak and iroko. If the product has failed to work and the wood is considerably weathered, a further application may be required. The product needs to be applied liberally. Overspreading the gel will result in a less favourable performance.
It needs to be allowed to stand and rubbed off until a lightening effect occurs - if this does not happen there maybe a requirement to leave it on for a little longer.
Using a mild abrasive pad to clean the wood creates additional friction to whiten the wood - if it is just washed off the performance may be reduced.
It is predominately used on hard rather than softwood. If the composition of the wood is soft it will be less effective.
If these instructions are followed this should give a good result.