Wooden outdoor furniture can be revived by wiping it clean, sanding it smooth with various grades of sand paper and adding a coat of sealant, followed by a coat of varnish; this procedure should be done once a year. Bring new life to old wood outdoor furniture by following the refinishing tips in this free eHow video on lawn care from a landscaping professional. Bill Elzey from Showplace Lawns talks about how to revive wooden outdoor furniture, so if you have an an old picnic table or some garden chairs with peeling paint and chipped or splintered wood, it's not that hard to make them look (almost) as good as new. Furniture refinishing of this sort is much closer to carpentry and house painting than it is to restoring an antique sideboard and that's fine, though, because without much effort you'll be able to cover up any minor imperfections and have a fantastic looking finished result.
How to Revive Wooden Outdoor Furniture