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How to Prepare & Clean


Garden buildings can vary in shape and size, but to gain the best finish you should prepare and clean correctly with Cuprinol.

Bare or untreated wood should be pre-treated with an appropriate wood preserver to prevent rot and decay, such as Cuprinol Wood Preserver Clear.

Surfaces should be dry and free from dirt. Remove any algae, lichen, fungi or moss using an appropriate fungicidal wash. Wood previously stained, painted, or varnished should be stripped back to bare wood.

After use remove paint from the brush with a cloth and then wash with water.

How to Protect & Revive


By protecting and reviving your old garden building it can become a stylish and colourful feature which can become the focal point of your garden.

  • Apply only in dry conditions, above 5°C and when bad weather is not forecast.
  • Try a test area first to ensure adequate adhesion.
  • If using more than one can it is advisable to mix them together in a larger container.
  • If you want to add colour to your garden we would recommend using Cuprinol Garden Shades. This gives a beautiful, long lasting colour and protection to all garden wood
  • Brushing is the traditional way to apply a shed and fence treatment. Why not try Wood Preserver for the highest level of protection

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