It is important to remember that woods were once living organisms. Just like human beings, plants are composed of cells that contain water. Your wooden furniture can dry out in the desert just like you would.
The new Acacia wood picnic table we supply has already been coated with food-grade protective oil. Over time, the protective layer might diminish, and the Acacia wood might be prone to damages. In this case, we suggest that you reapply a coat of food-grade oil to the surface of the wood once or twice a year. Mineral oils are cheap and commonly used, you can get a bottle in a kitchen supply store close to you or on Amazon.com. You can also use a homemade mixture of beeswax and furniture oil as an alternative.
Furniture oil and wax mixture creates a protective layer between the wood and the surrounding air, similar to that of food-grade protective oil. People tend to defend their choice of protective oil with vehemence.
So how do you choose?
Furniture oil should be applied annually, and the application is quite painless. For a harder finish that can last almost a year even when used frequently, furniture wax or paste wax should be applied. However, applying paste wax is time-consuming, a quick buffing will keep the picnic table looking good all through the application.
Bear in mind that we are discussing furniture polish and not furniture finish. The finish on a piece of wood is the beautiful patterns, stains, or varnish on it. It also acts as a protective barrier for your table. The polish or furniture wax also helps to preserve the finish.
- Whatever you do, avoid products that contain silicone, it can dry out natural wood over time.
- Cleaning products that contain ammonia or detergents must not be used on your picnic table. They take moistures out of the wood and diminish the finish much faster.
- Use a dry dust cloth or slightly damp cloth or slightly damp cloth to wipe down the surface periodically.
- We recommend placing your hot drinks and dishes on your placemats and coasters positioned on the picnic table.
- To avoid warping, avoid placing your picnic table next to fireplaces or heaters.
- After eating or drinking, clean spills from your picnic table with a soft cloth, moistened with warm and soapy water. You can use a dry soft cloth to wipe the surface again or allow it to air-dry.
- If your furniture loses its gloss or you feel it can shine more, you can apply shine restoring products
Before buying a shine restoring product, read the specification, and get a product that is suitable for Acacia wood. It is quite easy to take care of the Acacia wood, you need to put in the effort to keep the Acacia wood stunning. The tips above will help you increase the longevity of your picnic table.
- Avoid standing or sitting on the picnic table
- Supervise children and pets when they are using or around the table, and avoid putting fingers between the folding legs.
- Clean spills immediately to avoid staining the table. Also use a dry cloth to wipe it clean, avoid immersing it in water.
- Use mild detergent only, avoid using harsh chemicals to clean the surface.
- Do not place in direct sunlight, next to a fireplace or heater.
- Use placemats and drink coasters on the surface, avoid placing hot or chilled objects directly on the table.
- Avoid using cutting utensil or knife directly on the table, to prevent damaging the wood, use cheese board, chopping board, plate, or slate.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
Acacia wood is a natural product, if subjected to dampness, it will expand, and it may crack or shrink if subjected to heat. It is advisable to keep the product in a consistent and stable condition since it adjusts to changes in temperature and atmospheric moisture over time.
There is no warranty on products due to variations in wood color, texture, and grain. Due to the various selection and hand application of materials, there is no guarantee on finishes. There will be variations in texture, color, and shading. Each product is unique.