Caring for your products

Caring for your outdoor Cedar products:

Cedar outdoor furniture requires specific care to maintain its appearance and durability in outdoor environments. Here are some tips for caring for outdoor cedar products:

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean the furniture regularly to remove dirt, dust, and other debris. You can use a soft brush or cloth along with mild soap and water to clean the surface.
  • Sealing or Staining: Sealing your outdoor products can protect from the elements and reduce weathering discolouration. It is recommended to complete research on the form of sealant you purchase, as most are not guaranteed child safe. If you decide to seal/stain, follow the manufacturer's instructions for application and reapplication as needed.
  • Protective Covers: When not in use, consider covering the furniture with protective covers to shield it from the elements. This is especially important during inclement weather or long periods of non-use. During harsh weather conditions such as heavy rain, snow, or extreme temperatures, consider storing the furniture in a covered area or indoors to prolong its lifespan.
  • Regular Inspections: As wood is a natural product, it may crack or splinter over time. Inspect the furniture regularly for any signs of damage or wear, such as cracks, splinters, or loose joints. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.
  • Avoid Moisture Buildup: Ensure proper drainage around the furniture to prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to mold, mildew, and wood rot. 

Caring for indoor/small parts toys

Caring for wooden children's toys is important to ensure their longevity and safety. Here are some tips to help you care for wooden toys properly:

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean the toys regularly to remove dust, dirt, and any other debris. You can use a soft, damp cloth to wipe them down. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the wood or leave harmful residues.
  • Avoid Water Exposure: Wooden toys should not be submerged in water or exposed to excessive moisture, as it can cause the wood to warp or crack. If the toys do get wet, wipe them dry immediately.
  • Storage: Store wooden toys in a dry environment away from direct sunlight. Sunlight can cause the wood to fade and age prematurely. Consider storing them in a toy box or on shelves to keep them organized and protected.
  • Inspect Regularly: Inspect the toys regularly for any signs of damage or wear. Check for loose parts, splinters, or cracks that could pose a safety hazard.
  • Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Avoid exposing wooden toys to extreme temperatures or fluctuations in temperature, as it can cause the wood to expand or contract, leading to damage. Keep them away from heaters, fireplaces, or other sources of heat.