You were never one to just throw things away when they get old and start to look bad, but old furniture can be an eyesore. Take on a new pet project by cleaning up and restoring something like a dilapidated wooden picnic table. You might already have one taking up space in your backyard or storage space, or else you bought one at a garage sale. It’s more rewarding to bring something old back to life and less than expensive than buying all new furniture.
The first thing you will need to do is clean the wooden picnic table. Begin by spraying the table down with a hose. This will remove loose dirt, debris, dust, and cobwebs, as well as allowing your cleaning solution to spread around more evenly. Plus, it will keep the table from drying out too quickly, which will get stained with buildup if cleaner is left on it.
Also, pick a good place to work on your wooden picnic table. Yards are best but decks and garages work too, so long as they are well-ventilated. When working on flooring, like a wooden deck, that can get stained or damaged by cleaners and solvents, spray the floor down with some water as well. This will dilute runoff from the cleaning solution.