Wood is a hardy and resilient material but will require a little care if you want it to continue to look its best. Please follow these instructions to maintain your Wood Side Story pieces and feel free to get in touch should you ever need advice.
– Cleaning wood is easy and quick, just hand wash after use with warm soapy water and rinse off. Unlike metal or plastic most wood is naturally antibacterial and after being given a light wash will neutralise 99.9% of any remaining bacteria after 24 hours.
– Avoid leaving wood items to soak or washing them with a dishwasher, this will significantly weaken the wood and can damage your product.
– Unless finished with a had varnish (which will crack over time), oiled/waxed wood will eventually start to dry out and lose some of its water-repellant property, so just occasionally rub in a little balm of the jar joined with your board to top up this protective barrier.
– If you find after prolonged use the surface of your board feels less smooth than when you first began using it this is because fibers of the wood have become damaged or raised slightly. The fibres can be removed easily by giving the surface a very light rub with a fine sandpaper (between 320 and 400 grit) and reapplying the nourishing wood balm.