Sand Wooden Bowls And Utensils With A Brown Paper Bag

Sand Wooden Bowls And Utensils With A Brown Paper Bag
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If your wooden bowls or utensils are feeling a little furry, it’s likely because the wood grains are raised from repeated washing and drying. A little finish sanding is all they need and if you don’t have high grit sandpaper around, you can use a brown paper bag.

Picture: Alan Levine

If the wood is chipped or splintered, you’ll need to use regular sandpaper, starting with a low (course) grit and working up to a high (finer) grit. But, if all your bowl or utensils need is a quick finishing sand, a brown paper bag will do the job just fine. Fold it up into a square and use it just like you would sandpaper.

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  • No such thing as ‘wood grains’. What you are referring to is the “fibres”.

    And you’re not ‘sanding’ with the paper bag, you are burnishing the wood.

    And for how to avoid this, don’t leave wooden utensils wet any longer than necessary (and oiling them will help in reducing the amount of water absorbed).

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