How to protect/preserve pine garden furniture ?

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Hi guys.
I’m making a bench and a small table out of pine.
Any tips on what to use to protect it? Prefer natural look, but don’t want it to go grey.

Thank you.
 
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Oil, it will give you a far better colour and life span than any paint or treatment.

Oil has to be re applied every so often and you need to prep and clean the furniture every time you do and could be as often as once every 6 months.

Personally I've used fence paint on mine and it's been fine now for several years.

Fences don't require painting every 6 months and neither do sheds.

So use shed or fence paint. I bought the largest pot for peanuts out of B&M and it's black paint. It comes in various colours.

If you want to keep the natural look then your looking at spending like £100 on whatever they use on log cabins. Tuin has a good guide for that and they sell stuff too I believe.

Don't buy specialist paint fence or she'd paint is what you need and will work best.
 
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Thank you BigBoy
Something like a danish oil?
Absolutely Danish lint seed oil applied every 6-10 months with some very basic prep will make it last far longer than any paint or prep available.

You will need to stand the feet and any exposed ends of the wood in a bowl of oil and let it draw up the wood before leaving it outside. It will self impregnate by drawing the oil through the wood.
 
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Oil has to be re applied every so often and you need to prep and clean the furniture every time you do and could be as often as once every 6 months.

Personally I've used fence paint on mine and it's been fine now for several years.

Fences don't require painting every 6 months and neither do sheds.

So use shed or fence paint. I bought the largest pot for peanuts out of B&M and it's black paint. It comes in various colours.

If you want to keep the natural look then your looking at spending like £100 on whatever they use on log cabins. Tuin has a good guide for that and they sell stuff too I believe.

Don't buy specialist paint fence or she'd paint is what you need and will work best.

God no! Modern fence and shed paints need to be reapplying more often than yearly!

Fences and sheds are not made from pine, they are normally pressure treated and the paint you apply is just to make them look good. Stripped pine furniture needs treating not just painting as it has not been pressure treated.
 
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Osmo!

Can go with one with a UV protection which will slow the greying significantly (but not prevent it entirely). Easy to re coat every so often too.
 
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God no! Modern fence and shed paints need to be reapplying more often than yearly!

Fences and sheds are not made from pine, they are normally pressure treated and the paint you apply is just to make them look good. Stripped pine furniture needs treating not just painting as it has not been pressure treated.

Are pallets pressure treated because I just used fence paint on them and they seem to be holding up pretty well.
 
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