Caring for wood is easy and will extend the life of the item and help retain its value.

Here are some tips on how to do that:

  • Do not use silicon-based cleaners or sprays on your beloved wood. It makes future maintenance difficult as the silicon rejects other treatments.
  • Modern varnishes can be cleaned with a mild detergent on a soft, damp cloth. Gently rub, wipe and dry. If necessary, use a good quality furniture oil SPARINGLY to revive dry or tired-looking wooden surfaces.
  • The bottom and back of cabinets, dressers, sideboards, etc. are usually the best place to check for the tell-tale signs of beetle borer. Treat any infestation as soon as possible.
  • Do not use linseed oil on garden furniture or exterior door and window surfaces. The sun will heat the oil and destroy the coating.
  • Regular painting (or double-varnishing) the top and bottom of exterior doors and shutters will add years to their lifetime.
  • Do not use glazing putty on bare wood, rather apply a coat of sealer before glazing.

Contact STRIPPERS on 0217976987, email, or visit 18 Plantation Road, Wetton, Cape Town