Board Care Guide
A step by step guide on how to maintain your board so it can last for generations.
Washing will eventually strip the board of its protective finish and will make the board look dull and dry. Some things to think about to get the most length of time between refinishing coats.
Please wash by hand only.
Never use a dishwasher.
When possible, just a quick rinse is best.
Wash gently with lukewarm water and detergent when needed.
Never submerge your board and absolutely never allow the board to sit in water.
Drying the board properly will ensure that warping, cupping and cracks are mitigated.
Immediately use a soft towel after washing to absorb excess water.
Allow the board to air dry completely in a wire rack or standing up on a edge.
Homes have different humidity seasons throughout the year. Proper storage will help the board change with the different conditions and slow the drying out of the boards finish.
Ideally the board will be stored on its long edge vertically, this allows from great air flow on both sides.
If you have a board with feet installed, it can be left on flat on the counter.
If your board does not have feet and will be stored flat on the counter, it will need frequent flipping to let the board adjust to humidity evenly.
Eventually, even with no use at all, the boards finish will slowly evaporate. Leaving the board looking dry and dull.
It's a good idea to apply a mineral oil or a food safe wood conditioner on a regular basis depending on usage.
When needed, the board can be lightly sanded with 180-220 grit sandpaper to cleanup shallow marks from any cutting. Apply a board finish again after.
Deep cuts will require a more aggressive sanding.
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