A friend gave me 4 Muskoka chairs that were in very bad shape. We took them apart, scraped off the old paint, washed the wood with water and bleach, sealed with Zinsser primer (laquer based) and reassembled. Every screw had to be replaced and parts traded between chairs. Of the 4 chairs there are only 3 left. I painted them in warm summer colours (yellow, blue & green) and sealed them with an exterior water based varnish.