Outdoor furniture needs to be looked after to ensure a long life and retain it's colour and shape.
It is good to do this in late autumn to provide some protection of the timber through the harsh winter climate. Oiling the timber with the recommended furniture oil for the timber to protect and enhance your outdoor furniture is the quickest and easiest way to do this.
Many of these oils recommend using a cloth to apply but using a nice fine clean paint brush is quite effective. Do not put to much on at one time and spread it out evenly over the timber surface.
Before applying use a cloth to clean the cobwebs and dirt off to enable the oil to provide a good finish. If really dirty wash down with warm water first and leave to dry.
Don't forget to do the underside of the furniture as well to ensure the wood is well oiled.
In late spring provide another coating of oil ready for the summer celebration and outdoor meals. It will also protect the timber from the bright drying sun. In really dry climates a s second summer oiling may be required in February.
Completed regularly it will be easy to do and give great results.