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Care Guide - Mango Wood
If you have just purchased a mango wood furniture piece or are about to buy one, you may be unsure of how to go about taking care of it. Mango wood comes in both light grain and dark grain, but needs the same care routine, whichever option you choose.
Mango wood is a highly sustainable material to create furniture from. Naturally, the main purpose of a mango tree is to produce fruit, however, when that no longer happens, the tree is chopped down and the wood is discarded. This is an unfortunate waste of a beautiful and hardwearing material and we are pleased to see that it is now being used to craft beautiful pieces of furniture.
One of the many appealing aspects of mango wood is the beautiful grain. Although lovely in its natural form, the colours in mango wood really shine through when it is finished with a few coats of polish – a look that only improves with age.
Here are a few tips on how to care for your mango wood furniture and maintain that beautiful finish:
Be wary of liquids
If you spill a large amount of liquid on the surface it is best to wipe it up with a dry cloth immediately.
Avoid exposing the mango wood furniture to alcohol, deodorants, perfumes, nail paints as any exposure may harm the finish of the wood.
Don't place hot objects directly on the wood furniture, always use mats and coasters.
Keep out of direct sunlight
If your room is exposed to large chunks of sunlight, ensure that your mango wood piece is in a shady section, which won't hit the sunlight or get too hot. Over many years of being too exposed to sunlight, your piece could be at risk of fading as with all wood products.
Try not to use a damp cloth to wipe the surface of your mango wood, as this may cause discolouration. To clean effectively, use a dry cloth without any polish or solution to prevent the risk of removing the natural wax. However, using a tiny bit of beeswax would be ideal to clean the surface properly, as well as adding to the woods protective coating.
By opting for these easy to follow care instructions, you can keep your furniture new and add life to it. Wood furniture can last for generations if proper care is taken of it.
If you would like any further information on any pieces, please contact us today, we'd be happy to assist in choosing the right piece for you. Alternatively you can browse our collection here.