How to deal with seagull droppings on outdoor wooden furniture
I did a recent post about using Heritage Woodcare to look after your outdoor wooden furniture. I don’t know if it was as a result of that, I can only assume it was, but I have received an email from a reader who lives in Burnham on Sea about seagull droppings on this type of furniture. It is quite a problem for my reader.
Well the earlier the droppings are removed the better as they are acidic and can cause damage to the finish. You first need to remove the droppings and to do this I would suggest using a piece of damp paper kitchen towel or something similar. That should gets rid of the of the actual dropping, the nuisance problem, although there will probably still be a mark.
My next move would be dependent on the type of wood used to make the furniture and the finish. If, for instance, your furniture is teak that has been allowed to weather and has a silvery finish I would probably just sand the affected area and then leave it to weather back to the silvery colour. Using polish or something similar would damage the silvery effect and turn it black
If the furniture has been painted or varnished or has been waxed or has a similar finish then you are safe to use a product like Heritage Woodcare. As always when using products like Heritage Woodcare, apply it to the whole area not just the damaged area. This way you are stopping the finish becoming patchy and streaky. For full instructions on how to use Heritage woodcare visit http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/how-to-use/
You can obtain Heritage Woodcare online, (visit http://www.heritagewoodcare.co.uk/products-page/ ) by post, (send your order, delivery address and payment to DCK Services, The Technocentre, Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TT). or you can order by phone, (ring on 07967 139636)