How To Maintain Your Cork Board
- By admin
- January 13, 2015
Couldn’t Be Easier…
Your cork board or tacking surface requires a minimum amount of maintenance.
Cork is a wood product which can be sanded, wood filled, sealed, stained or painted. Staining is the preferred treatment.
In the event that your cork board becomes:
- ink marked
- dirt smugged
- stained etc…
simply use a fine grade sand paper and lightly sand the cork surface. Be sure to only sand in one direction and avoid sanding in a circular motion. After sanding, wipe the sanded area agressively with a slightly dampened soft clean cloth which will allow the sanded area to blend well with the rest of your board.
Repairing Damaged Cork
In order to repair a damage in your cork, fill a hole or crack, use a neutral color wood fill and apply with a putty knife. Allow to fully dry and lightly sand.
We often recommend a clear wood sealer be applied to the cork surface. The sealer will restore the natural cork color as it preserves and protects your cork board.
Don’t have a cork board yet? Don’t worry. Here’s how to make one.
Got any tricks of your own that you’ve used? Feel free to let us know by leaving us a comment below!