How to Restore Wooden Garden Furniture in 8 Simple Steps

How to Restore Wooden Garden Furniture in 8 Simple Steps

Do you miss the original tones, charm and character of your wooden garden furniture?

You may have noticed that your wooden garden furniture, sheds, fences and decking lose their original colour over time, turning more silver or grey each and every year, which can be frustrating and make your garden feel dull and worn.

Fear not. We are going to tell you exactly how you can restore your wooden garden furniture back to its former glory - in 8 easy steps!

Wood Restorer for Internal and External Wood

Using a wood restorer product makes reversing signs of ageing and sunlight on your wooden garden furniture and fixtures easy. With GK Wood Restorer, you don’t even need to dilute the formula before applying, and it works in just 30 minutes.

How Does Wood Restorer Work?

The cause of faded, silver-grey wood is a lack of lignin. Lignin is a complex, organic polymer that gives wood its colour, rigidity and resistance to rot. Exposure to sunlight and rain causes lignin to break down, which makes the wood lose its original colour.

GK Wood Restorer liquid has been specifically formulated to combat this, restoring the wood back to its original colour and character.

How to Apply GK Wood Restorer in 8 Steps

Do not dilute the formula before use!

  1. Dampen the timber (not soaked) prior to application.
  2. Apply solution generously to all exposed sides ALONG the wood grain by brush, spray or roller. DO NOT allow the solution to dry out.
  3. Work on 2m lengths at a time to avoid the product drying out.
  4. If it dries, rehydrate by spraying with more product.
  5. Leave it to dry for 30 minutes.
  6. Agitate vigorously with a stiff, non-metal brush dampened with water.
  7. Rinse thoroughly with clean water, removing any residue.
  8. Repeat as necessary until the wood is bright and clean

Once you have completed the application steps, the wood is ready for sanding and applying preservative treatments to limit further UV or weather damages.

The Benefits of GK Wood Restorer

GK Wood Restorer is extremely easy to use and can be used on both internal and external timber, without compromising joints. The formula is ideal for windows, sheds, fences, decking and all outdoor wooden furniture.

You can benefit from efficient cleaning with a rapid drying process, allowing treated surfaces to be painted or treated once dry. Biodegradable and low-odour, GK Wood Restorer is an eco-friendly cleaning solution that boasts a neutral pH of 7.

Though you may have to repeat the process, depending on the age and condition of the wood, in most cases one 30-minute treatment will be sufficient. If you do wish to repeat the process, this can be done without causing any harm to the underlying timber.

Can You Restore Wood Using Vinegar?

If you would prefer to try a home remedy you can try mixing 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and mix it well. You can multiply this recipe as required. Dip a rag into the solution and polish the wood.

This method may not have as long-lasting an effect as a specialist cleaner product.


To restore your wooden garden furniture to its original tones, charm and character try GK Wood Restorer. The specialist solution revitalises wood to reverse the effects of UV light and rain, whilst protecting the timber from harm due to its neutral pH of 7. This product can be used for windows, sheds, fences, decking and all outdoor wooden furniture.