Outdoor furniture is very durable. It will last for years, but it does mean some care and maintenance. Here's a five-step process that will keep it looking its very best:

  1. Sand it. That will take off any discolorations, stains or raised grain.
  2. Dust the surface with a soft cloth or a brush.
  3. Pour a sealer made for outdoor wood or decks into a garden sprayer and apply it generously.
  4. Use a brush to work the sealer into the surface of the wood.
  5. Wait a few minutes and wipe off any excess sealer.

If you'll do this about once a year, your outdoor furniture will look great and last a long time.

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