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Delivery Information

We deliver just off the side of the truck. If you need help on site there will be an additional charge, please ask.

We also buy reclaimed building materials

How To Protect Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed items offer a unique charm and sustainability factor to any space. Any material, particularly reclaimed wood, requires special care and maintenance to ensure its longevity. In this article, we are going to discuss the maintenance tips on how to protect reclaimed wood.

how to protect reclaimed wood

Reclaimed items are objects that have been salvaged or repurposed. They possess a rich history and ooze character. Wooden reclaimed items add a touch of authenticity to any setting and can elevate your space. However, proper maintenance is crucial to keep these pieces looking their best.

Applying Protective Coatings

Applying a suitable protective coating, such as a wax or sealant, is an essential thing you must do. This helps protect the surface of the wood from moisture stains and scratches. Always follow the manufactures instructions for application and reapplication.

Avoiding Moisture Damage

Avoid moisture damage at all costs. Wood is incredibly susceptible to moisture damage, which can cause warping, rotting or mould growth. Keeping reclaimed wood away from areas with high humidity or excessive moisture can help mitigate the effects. Always insist on you and guests using coasters, placemats or protective pads to prevent water rings or heat damage from hot objects.

Preventing Sunlight Exposure

Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can fade the colour and degrade the quality of reclaimed wood. Position your reclaimed furniture away from sunlight or use window treatments to blog about harmful UV rays.

Avoiding Harsh Chemicals

When cleaning reclaimed items, you should avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners. These are likely to cause irreversible damage in the form of stripping finishes or fading colours. Opt for natural or mild cleaning products that are safe for wood.

Reclaimed Wood Products

Here at Authentic Reclamation, we stock a wide range of wooden products. We hold a range of Reclaimed Oak Beams, Reclaimed Wooden Flooring, Reclaimed Wooden Windows and Doors and Reclaimed Wooden Furniture.

If you are interested in getting your hands on some recalimed wooden goods, feel free to get in touch. We are located in Stonegate, East Sussex, TN5 7EF. Therefore, if this is not for you, you’re able to browse through the rest of our stock yourself. Please check our opening times to make sure you’re not disappointed to find us closed.

Give the team a call on 01580 201258 for more information on how to protect reclaimed wood.