I've acquired a beautiful wooden patio set (4 chairs + table) but it was left out in the rain and snow for ages. The finish has long since worn off, and the wood is pretty mildewed in places. The grain is also cracked in places. But it has so much potential, so I've undertaken this project to fix it. I may regret it.
Here's my game plan:
1) Clean off with this mold/mildew stain remover
2) Sand off the old finish, and smooth out the grain (its been water-damaged and the grain is raised)
I tried to stain it directly after that, and it came out all uneven. The guy at Home Depot recommended a wood conditioner before the stain. So I'm going to try that.
But then there's the issue of using wood filler to fill in the cracks. Does anyone know if I do that before the wood conditioner, or after?
Any other tips for this project? Thanks guys!