How to seal bamboo accessories

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Bamboo Waterproof Wax (6oz | Glass Jar)

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Enriched Beeswax an Carnauba Wax Specially Formulated To Seal All Things Bamboo
Some of our bamboo accessories are designed for use in the bath and shower like our soap dishes, these dishes feature built-in draining grooves to prevent water damage. If your bathroom tends to stay steamy, you may want to wipe your bamboo soap dish down with a dry microfiber cloth after each use.
Other products in our bamboo line are not sealed to be directly exposed to water like our Bamboo Makeup Pads Holder, spoons and Tooth brushes. You can keep these pieces looking like new with regular dusting and occasionally wiping them down with slightly dampened cloth.
Seal It Up:
If you want to waterproof  your bamboo pieces, use our Bamboo Waterproof Wax to seal it up.
【Natural Ingredients】 Made from natural beeswax and Carnauba Wax. The natural beeswax helps bamboo providing nourishment, help keep the wood moisturized and help prevent it from drying out and cracking.
 
Packaging: Package in a kraft box with clay desistentant for moisture protection during shipping. 
When bamboo is in your bathroom is constantly greeted with moisture, deterioration is imminent.
Bamboo products in the bathroom create a natural ambiance and transform your bathroom into a real wellness oasis. Beautiful bathroom furniture made of bamboo also conveys warmth and harmony - making every stay in the bathroom relaxing. 
It will blow a natural wind to your bathroom decor and is sure to create a zen-like environment with an opulence that is totally serene and incredibly therapeutic to the senses. Various accessories - from the cosmetic bamboo makeup remover pads box to the bamboo toilet set, the different products can be combined with all kinds of accessories. Bamboo is also a great alternative to conventional plastic products.
Handy holder for all your make-up remover pads!
A view of a bamboo accessory


Get Rid of Mold

"Mildew and molds are fungi - simple microscopic organisms that thrive anywhere there is a moist environment. Mildew (mold in early stage) and molds grow on wood products, ceiling tiles, cardboard, wallpaper, carpets, drywall, fabric, plants, foods, insulation, decaying leaves and other organic materials." (FEMA.gov)
Another view of bamboo toothbrushes cup holder

Organic materials breed mold when in warm/damp conditions, so this is simply mother nature taking its cause. Biodegradable/natural bamboo  encourage the growth of mold quicker in comparison to plastic materials. 
Since this is the sad reality, how then do you protect your precious bamboo from moisture? How do you retain bamboo without incurring moisture and mildew and so the big question lingers – How to waterproof bamboo to avoid the damage being caused by moisture ever-present in your bathroom?
It is not recommended to use our Bamboo Waterproofing Wax to seal your bamboo toothbrushes. If they get moldy Toss them and be safe.

 

Bamboo is a pliable material which means that when it gets wet, it tends to be more flexible. Remember that this type of material is not a type of wood, but it is a form of grass. So please bear that in mind.
If your bamboo has mildew you can gently sand the affected area with 100 grit sandpaper to remove the mold and the finish off with 220 grit to smooth out the surface.
If you live in a low humidity area, you should polish your bamboo item with Linseed Bamboo Paste once a month to keep it from drying and cracking. Once a year, you can apply a thin coat of Bamboo Waterproof Wax to your bamboo to further protect it and bring back the shine and luster.
Using hot air dryers to “dry it up faster” is a big no-no when it comes to the care and maintenance of the bamboo. Again, too much dry air can affect the durability of the said material, so just let it dry naturally if there is no time to wipe the moisture off.

How To Use Bamboo Waterproof Wax

STEP 1

Prep Your Space

Prep your space by covering surfaces with Kraft paper or a large, clean cloth like an old tablecloth.
STEP 2

Clean your bamboo before waterproofing

 

Use a small dust brush or cloth and simply wipe over the surface removing dust particles. It's recommended you do this at least once a week.

 

 

 

STEP 3

 Melting the Bamboo Waterproof Wax

Caution must be taken in the melting process because Bamboo Waterproof Wax contains ingredients that are flammable. Never leave the mixture unattended during the melting process.  Be careful with the hot wax. Don’t spill it on yourself. It’ll probably hurt, and result in burns. Also, because the beeswax is yellow/orange, it will slightly change the color of your Bamboo item, most noticeably on light color wood like oak.

Create a double boiler to melt the Bamboo Waterproof Wax by filling a saucepan with water, bringing it to a boil on the stove-top, then resting the Bamboo Waterproof Wax on top of the pan keep it from touching the bottom of the pan, otherwise it could crack. The space between the pan and the bowl will trap the heat needed to melt the Bamboo Waterproof Wax above and heat over medium-low heat until the Bamboo Waterproof Wax is completely melted. Make sure that the water does not get into the jar. Let the jar sit in the hot water until the wax has softened. Hold the jar in one hand and use a butter knife to loosen the wax. Do not let Bamboo Waterproof Wax exceed 80°C
Step 4

Coat Your bamboo with the Bamboo Waterproof Wax

Carefully wear heat safe gloves and take your melted Bamboo Waterproof Wax out of the pot making sure that the water does not get into the jar, and start brushing it onto your bamboo in a thin layer. You can keep your Bamboo Waterproof Wax in the pot of warm water to help keep it warm, and if it cools down too much before you’re finished just heat it up again. 

Allow 24~48 hours for wax to cure before doing the next step.

Step 5
Now for the Magic!
Turn your hairdryer on the highest heat setting and hold it an inch or two from the bamboo. It may take a couple of minutes after you first turn it on to warm up, but the wax should start to melt, and then soak into the bamboo. Continue heating the whole bamboo until all of the wax is melted.
Your bamboo should now be waterproof!
  • Our Bamboo Waterproof Wax is not  FDA Compliant and it is not recommended for food-contact surfaces.
TIP: You can melt the wax and pour it into a silicone container for easy use next time. You are welcome to re-melt the wax as many times as you want until the expiry date.
We recommend using Bamboo Waterproof Wax within two years of purchase. Waxes are self-preserving, but because our products are biodegradable, it’s best to not leave them on the shelf for too long. Always store in a cool and dry place.
Accessorize your bathroom counter-top in a trendy style with our charming bamboo collection .
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. All content provided is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended to be used for diagnosis or as a substitute for the advice of a professional healthcare provider. If irritation is experienced, discontinue use
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