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How To Clean Wooden Musical Instrument Toys

Views: 51     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2023-09-12      Origin: Site

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Cleaning wooden musical instrument toys is an important task because it extends the useful life of the instrument toys and maintains their beauty and sound quality. Unfortunately, if not cleaned and protected properly, wooden musical instrument toys tend to become messy, with marks and stains on the surface, causing their appearance and sound quality to suffer.

Therefore, in this article, we will provide some helpful tips to help you properly clean your wooden musical instrument toys.

Preparation before cleaning

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1. Get cleaning supplies: a cleaning cloth, a soft sponge or spongy cloth, a small bottle of warm water, mild soap or detergent, a cleaning wire brush, and pure olive oil.

2. Check the surface of the wooden instrument toy for obvious damage or scratches. If so, these should be fixed first to avoid further damage during cleaning.

3. The instrument toy needs to be taken apart or disassembled before cleaning to make it easier to clean each part. However, please note that excessive disassembly should not be done, or it may damage the toy.

4. Another thing to note is that if you choose a cleaner specifically designed for wood products, which often contain chemicals, be sure to use them correctly and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

The cleaning of toy surfaces

First, use a soft cloth or sponge to gently wipe the surface of the wooden instrument toy. A slightly wet cloth can be used, but be sure to avoid cloth that is too wet, as water may seep into the wood and cause it to swell and twist.

If there are obvious stains or marks on the wooden instrument toys, you can use wood special cleaning agent gently wipe. However, care must be taken to avoid cleaners containing alcohol, solvents or chemicals that may cause damage to the wood.

Clean the inside of the toy

In addition to cleaning the surface, you should also clean the inside of the wooden instrument toy.

Use a clean towel or cotton swab to gently wipe the inside. If you find the inside very dirty or difficult to clean, use some soap and water to clean.

Be careful, however, to avoid letting water flow into the inside of the wooden instrument toy, or it may swell or warp.

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Measures to protect wooden Musical Instruments toys

To protect wooden instrument toys, polish wax or wood oil can be used.

These products prevent wood from drying and cracking and fading, and enhance its appearance and durability. However, be sure to pay attention to the proper way to use these products.

Generally speaking, you only need to apply polishing wax or wood oil to the surface of the wooden instrument toy, and then gently wipe with a clean cloth to achieve the purpose of protecting the wooden instrument toy.

Air and dry for preservation

After cleaning wooden musical instrument toys, they should be allowed to air dry. Avoid using a hot fan or any heating device to speed up drying, as they may damage the wood. You can place wooden musical instrument toys in a well-ventilated area and let them dry naturally.

If there are conditions, you can choose a professional drying machine to dry toys.

After all cleaning is done, be sure to store the wooden musical toy in a high and dry place.

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