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A Guide on How to Care for Your Hardwood Products

Updated: Feb 22

  1. Dust Regularly with Microfiber Cloth: The first step in preserving the natural allure of your Sleeperwoods hardwood products is to dust them regularly with a microfiber cloth. This gentle approach effectively removes dust and prevents it from settling into the grain.

  2. Use Beeswax-based Polish: For a deep, lustrous finish, opt for a beeswax-based polish suitable for hardwoods available in South Africa. Apply the polish sparingly with a soft cloth, following the wood grain for optimal results. This not only enhances the natural beauty but also provides a protective layer against everyday wear and tear.

  3. Linseed Oil: Applying linseed oil to your Sleeperwoods hardwood products enhances the richness of the wood's grain and color while creating a protective barrier against everyday wear. Easy to apply with a soft cloth, linseed oil nourishes the wood, bringing out its inherent luster and depth. This simple yet effective care ritual ensures that your hardwood pieces not only retain their original charm but also age gracefully.

  4. Avoid Direct Sunlight: Protect your hardwood items from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. UV rays can cause fading and damage over time. Consider rearranging furniture periodically to ensure even exposure and use curtains or blinds to minimize sunlight impact. I f you have an outdoor piece consider using a cover when not being used to protect form direct sunlight.

  5. Clean Spills Immediately: Accidents happen, but swift action is crucial. Wipe away spills immediately using a slightly damp cloth, followed by a dry one. Avoid harsh chemical cleaners that can strip the wood of its natural oils.

  6. Invest in Furniture Pads: Protect the feet and your floor of your hardwood furniture with felt or rubber pads. This simple addition prevents scratches and dents, particularly on hardwood floors, enhancing the longevity of both your furniture and flooring.

Caring for your SleeperWoods hardwood products is a labor of love, and with these simple yet effective tips using readily available products in South Africa, you can enjoy the timeless beauty of your custom creations for years to come.

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