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            Woodcare Buying Guide

            Whether installing new doorways or refreshing a surface, proper care is essential to keep timber looking its best, which is why we have pulled together this woodcare buying guide. From varnishing to preserving organic looks with oils, this guide covers everything you need to know to keep wood features safe and stylish for many years to come.

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            Preparation

            Before finishing wood, it is important to make sure the surface is properly prepared. This includes sanding and smoothing out imperfections. Applying the correct number of coats when treating the wood will also ensure it stands the test of time.

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            Cleaning

            While wiping down can be done with a damp cloth, generic cleaning solutions risk damage to wood. A deeper clean, especially for easily-stained surfaces like countertops, require specialist products that keep the surface clean and hygienic without affecting its look or strength.

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            Specialist tools

            Woodworking equipment covers everything from preparing doorway panels to removing imperfections for flawless finishes. Items for tasks such as chiselling or clamping together timber is a crucial part of any solid wood installation and requires specialist kit.

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            Sanding

            Sanding helps to smooth out any imperfections on the surface before priming, varnishing, repairs, or finishing. Preparing by hand is best for small areas or tidying up intricate detail, while power equipment will make light work of large surfaces.

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