Cleaning and Maintenance of Bamboo Poles

Bamboo poles have a smooth glassy surface which has been further protected with a strong coat of lacquer finish. Allow at least a season for Bamboo to naturally age to a grey silvery colour (like any wood when it is exposed to the elements). At this stage the Bamboo's smooth surface is sufficiently pitted and dry enough to be treated as a wood.

  1. Wipe down with damp cloth to remove any dirt.
  2. Apply a good quality Linseed Oil and Turpentine 50/50 mix and repeat for a second and third coat if necessary
  3. Or choose any colour PVA paint and apply 2 coats
  4. Bamboo may crack or split. This is a natural process and does not affect the integrity of the bamboo nor is its strength compromised.
  5. Bamboo may mildew in wet weather but will not rot. Dry thoroughly and then seal again with Linseed Oil.