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Caring for Wood Items

February 6,2020

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Caring for Wood Products

Wood is a natural, organically beautiful material. It is strong, versatile, and can be worked into many shapes and designs. It comes in many flavors of color, grain movement, hardness, texture, and weight. Wood is organic, renewable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly. What a great choice!

At Curioganic, we focus on artwork, creations, and accessories that are designed to be used indoors. Because of this, here we are primarily discussing proper care for items that live indoors.

As wood is a living material, it's good to think of the life of our wood decor and other creations as a continuing journey. You can extend and enhance the life of wooden toys, wall hangings, and accents with good care! We hope the tips below will help you get the most out of the wood products in your home!

What Can Cause Wood Products to Age?

The original brilliant colors and lustre of wood decor and furniture can fade over time. But, with the right care, you can preserve your items' original beauty for many decades! Here are some ways you can do this:

What is the Best Way to Clean Wood Items?

First, it's good to know what type of finish you may be dealing with. Is there a glossy, shiny finish? If so, the wood is probably sealed with a lacquer, shellac, or other non-breathable finish. Shiny finishes can be easily scratched and should be cleaned carefully.

If the wood has more of a matte look and you can feel the texture of the grain and see its pores, it likely has a natural oiled finish such as linseed, tung oil, danish oil. If the wood is light in color, it could even be unfinished.

At Curioganic, we like to finish our products with rubbed-in oils or no finish at all, so we'll make a few suggestions for oiled/unfinished items.

Refinishing your Wood Item from Curioganic

Products from Curioganic typically ship with a natural rubbed oil finish, or naked (no finish). If you wish to refresh or refinish your item, we recommend the following options:

Written by Rick