Cleaning Your Wood

"How do I clean it?" - Lots of you

We get asked this question a lot so thought it'd be best to give it it's own section to help you guys keep your pieces in the best shape possible!

Rule #1 - Never get the wood wet! 

If the wood is ever exposed to water/liquid immediately remove any excess by drying the piece with an absorbent material. Once dry, apply a thin coat of food safe wood wax/balm and allow it to soak in for a little while, then buff the surface of the item to remove any excess wood conditioner. Moisture can make the finish of the wood become rough, discoloured and/or deform the shape causing fitment issues.

Cleaning - 

Firstly, we'd recommended getting the piece warm by hitting a bowl or two... Once warm any internal parts/accessories will become easier to remove as the reclaim becomes softer. After breaking down the device/accessory, you can remove any larger pieces of debris or build up using a small scrape tool. Once cleared wipe the internal bore using a paper towel, a thin layer of reclaim will be left behind which will keep the internals of your piece protected.

To remove heavy reclaim build up we'd recommend using Q-tips dipped in ISO to wipe the area clean. When the internal bore has been cleaned you will need to apply a thin coat of food safe wood wax/balm and allow it to soak in for a little while. Finally, buff using a paper towel. 

ISO lifts all oils/waxes from the wood's internal surfaces, afterwards it's crucial you recondition it!

If you require any more help and/or advice regarding cleaning, please don't hesitate to Contact Us!

Maintenance? -

To help keep your wood pieces in their best condition, you will need to maintain them from time to time. This can be done by applying a thin coat of food safe wood wax/balm and allowing it to soak in for a little while. Then buff the surface of the item to remove any excess wood conditioner with a paper towel. We would recommend doing this at least once a month. 

Please note that over time your wood will age and might even change colour which is perfectly normal.

Other tips -

- Don't expose to direct UV - Prolonged UV exposure can cause changes to both the colour and finish of your items. Don't leave your items in direct sunlight, and when not in use store in a cool, dark place. This will help keep your pieces looking like new for as long as possible.

- Low/High Humidity - Exposing your items to extreme humidity and humidity changes can cause shrinking/swelling, this can cause fitment issues and in extreme circumstances even cracks. Aim to keep your items in an environment that doesn't experience extreme changes in humidity, and regularly carry out a maintenance routine to prevent your items from drying out.

- Exposure to High Temps/Naked Flames - Wood is pretty good at handling most heats, but if exposed to high temps regularly will eventually become dry and prone to cracks/splits. Make sure to keep your items conditioned using a food safe wood wax/balm. Never expose wood to a naked flames, the surface will become scorched and black. If this happens, you can attempt to remove the damage using a high grade sandpaper or wire wool, after using an abrasive make sure to recondition the surface using a food safe wood wax/balm.