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Restoring garden sleepers

Our sleepers in our garden are in need of some TLC. Can anyone recommend some techniques to restore to a better condition? 


  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Not sure what you mean are they rotten or just in need of painting?
  • Thank you for your response. The sleepers aren’t to much rotten but discoloured and faded. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,140
    When it's warmer and dry spell is forecast, spray off the green bits with a Karcher pressure washer and then, when dry, apply something like teak oil to feed the wood, bring out the grain and make it more water/algae resistant.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    I rather like the colour!
    I've painted mine with Cuprinol Ducksback fence paint, probably a black would cover the green.
    There is the option of sanding them down or there is  wood algae cleaner you can use if you don't want to paint. 
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