Caring for Your Wooden Clothes Drying Rack

Caring for Your Wooden Clothes Drying Rack

Caring for Your Wooden Clothes Drying Rack

Wooden drying racks have been around for a long time, and one of our Best sellers!

All our Wooden clothes drying racks are Made here in New Zealand from natural untreated NZ pine.

Following this advice will keep your drying rack looking its best and last you longer.

"how to care" tips. Apparently caring for your wooden clothes drying rack isn't second nature to some people and We had a client contact us saying the rungs turned black with mold and they start to warp.

So here are some tips and advice on how to care for your drying rack:

Keep your unfinished wood...unfinished. Do not paint or seal - it won't last. + you don't want any nasties to rub off on your clothes 

Allow rungs to dry in between loads. This avoids mold growing. Mold needs moisture - no moisture - no mold.

As soon as heavy laundry (usually jeans) is dry, remove to avoid warping.

Keep dry. Avoid outdoor exposure. Wooden drying racks are not designed for typical outdoor use. (especially rain!)

In the event of black speckles (mold spores) place the rack in the direct hot sun to kill the spores. You may rub a little white vinegar on the rungs. NEVER use bleach. (unless you want white stripes across your laundry)

Sanding the rungs lightly keeps them soft and snag free. Rub clean after sanding. The dowels are unfinished wood, usually kiln dried wood, and will swell with moisture resulting in the grain of the wood to rise a little, feeling a little fuzzy. That's normal, wood will absorb moisture and dry as the seasons change.

Store your clothes drying rack is a dry location (not the wet basement). Store upright to avoid stress on the joints which may loosen the joints over time.



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Larry: We can repair it? email customer service:

Mrs Fox

Rebecca Lagana: Have you tried vinagar and leaving it in the sun to dry out?

Mrs Fox

My drawing rack, Which I dearly love is forty five years old. I washed it recently with baking soda and water paste. Now i’m getting brown lines on my clothes. What should I do to Get this clean again?

Rebecca Lagana

My drying rack is sagging lengthwise. Any idea how to keep it in a straight up position


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