Tired old oak bench

taoseekerApril 15, 2010

I have my gradmother's old garden bench that is in a bad state. I have replaced a few screws and tightened up any loose parts. However I don't know what to do with the wood. Initially I was going to paint it, but the wood is very dry and with tiny cracks here and there. I thought it might be necessary to oil it before any paint. Is this a good idea? Does oiled wood and paint go well together?

Any suggestions to go about this?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Jon1270

The wood is not dry, and does not need oiling. Wood is not leather; it never needs oiling (or any other treatment) to keep it "moist." Your bench is simply suffering the ravages of the weather. Paint it, and keep the paint in good condition. Minimize exposure to rain and direct sun as best you can.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2010 at 7:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
HandyMac

The paint would not adhere to the oil anyway. Sand lightly, apply Bullseye 123 primer, and paint with which ever paint you prefer.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2010 at 10:53AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Finish for cedar window box
I'm fairly new at woodworking. I just completed a cedar...
hoganjr
Table saw for hobby work.
I searched this question on here and I did find a few...
greenhavenrdgarden
protecting black walnut salt and pepper mill
Hi all, Just got a set of gorgeous discontinued William...
frodiggs
Best clear finish for exterior Douglas Fir door
New Exterior Douglas Fir Door & Jam. Link to Simmons...
kisu
Can this door be repaired?
We're renovating a 1920 house and this bedroom door...
weedyacres
Sponsored Products
Sasha Bench - GOLD SNAKE
$2,199.00 | Horchow
Outdoor Throw in Sunbrella White
$199.00 | FRONTGATE
Butler Butler Loft Storage Bench In Sandy Shore
Beyond Stores
Classic Home Furniture - Sotto Kirana 7 Piece Dining Set In Mango...
Great Furniture Deal
Chelsea Home Ramsey Upholstered 2 Piece Sectional Sofa - 75E363-6167
Hayneedle
Christopher Knight Home Brown Bonded Leather Storage Ottoman Bench
Overstock.com
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™