Maintaining your wine barrel furniture
Protecting your outdoor furniture doesn't have to be hard. If you keep up with a simple maintenance routine, it should never turn into a daunting task. Where you keep your furniture is also something to consider when it comes to maintenance. Exposure to year-long direct sunlight can weather your furniture much faster than rain or snow, as white oak is naturally durable against moisture. If you are using your furniture outdoors, we recommend using a cover or storing under a covered patio.
*When using the oil finish, which is what we highly recommend for outdoor use, simply apply the oil with a brush, a rag, or a sprayer. When water stops beading up on the surface or the wood begins to gray, it is time for a fresh coat. If you prefer, a light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper is fine on any highly weathered spots before you apply the oil. Make sure to wipe off any excess oil build up. PPG ProLuxe Cetol SRD Wood Finish is the product that we recommend, but any penetrating wood oil will work. This product cannot be found in Home Depot or Lowe's. A small paint supply store carry's it.
*When using a varnish, we highly recommend a Marine grade spar varnish. When it begins to peel or flake off, it is time to add another coat or two. The varnish will require a good sanding to remove the old material before applying more coats. Simply sand, clean, and brush or spray on additional coats as needed. McClosky Man O' War Marine grade Spar Varnish is what we recommend, but any Marine grade Spar Varnish will work. This product cannot be found in Home Depot or Lowe's. A small paint supply store carry's it.