Sunday, April 10

Spring Cleaning! (CT - First House)

It's finally starting to feel like Spring in CT and that means sitting outside in my yard drinking wine and or sitting outside blogging :)

But you can see my 3 year old wood patio set is looking a little dry, dirty, sun damaged etc....

It was a rough winter here in the northeast and my patio set really took a beating.  Being lazy, I forgot to cover it - so it was covered in 3 feet of snow and ice most of the winter

See how the finish is peeling away?  Well being the project loving girl that I am, I decided to try to save my old patio set and headed down to The Home Depot for some advice and was told to clean the set with this solution

All you do is mix the solution with hot water and then use a scrub brush to scrub away the peeling finish and clean up the mildew stains (among other things).....after a little scrubbing the table looked like this

Ashy and dry.  The solution really striped the finish off and cleaned up the mildew stains.

As of now, all 4 chairs, the table and bench have been striped and scrubbed. 
 I left them out to air for 24 hours before applying the new stain with weathershield. 
So tonight, I decided to restain 1 chair and it now looks like this!

I'm happy with the results!  Considering it used to look like this:

I'm hoping to finish the remaining 3 chairs and table this weekend.  

Next project:  Lawn work.

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