What about ‘softer’ wood types?
“Furniture made of so-called ‘soft timber’, such as South African pine, can confidently be used and left outdoors, provided it’s properly treated with a sealant that protects the wood from UV-radiation, makes it water-resistant and stabilises it dimensionally (so that it doesn’t split or warp),” says Frikkie Greeff of Woodoc. “Woodoc Water-Borne Deck Sealer together with Woodoc Plus Life Primer will protect wooden furniture and ensure that it remains in excellent condition for many years. As with any project, however, one must prepare the wood correctly and apply the products in the right way to get the best results. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.” >>