How to Clean and Maintain Your Wooden Phone Case

For the contemporary phone user, a wooden phone case is a choice made in the interest of what they’re passionate about: the environment—in particular, saving the planet by making their phone covers last as long as possible.

If your case isn’t made of plastic or silicone but the brand-new solid walnut wood variety found at our store, it requires a bit more TLC to maintain its look, feel, and integrity.

With a few simple steps, you can ensure phone case maintenance for that Wood iPhone Case of yours.

What You Will Need

Here are the items you’ll need to clean your organic phone case:

  • Microfiber cloths (two for cleaning and one for drying)
  • Wood oil (consult a woodworker for recommendations based on your case type)
  • Distilled water (optional)
  • Mild dish soap (optional)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Wood Phone Case Maintenance

There are five steps to cleaning and drying your case.

  1. Power Down and Detach:First things first, turn off your phone and remove it from the case.
  2. Buff Away the Dust:Use the dry microfiber cloth to gently buff away any loose dust or debris from the case's surface.
  3. Tackling the Grime:For stubborn dirt or grime, dampen the second microfiber cloth with a few drops of distilled water. Wipe the phone case gently, following the direction of the wood grain. Avoid saturating the wood, as this can cause warping.
  4. Extra Strength Cleaning (Optional):If your case needs a deeper cleaning, mix a few drops of mild dish soap with distilled water in a bowl. Dip your cleaning cloth, wring it out thoroughly, and wipe down the case. Rinse the cloth frequently and follow with a damp microfiber cloth with plain water to remove any soap residue.
  5. Let It Air Dry: After cleaning, leave your wooden phone caseto air dry completely in a well-ventilated area. Avoid direct sunlight or heat sources, as these can crack the wood.

The Additional Measure: How to Maintain the Shine of Your Phone Case

Over time, wood can lose its natural luster. To restore its beauty, consider using a wood oil specifically formulated for phone cases. Consult a woodworker for recommendations based on the type of wood your case is made from.

  • Application:Apply a small amount of oil to a clean, dry microfiber cloth and buff it gently onto the wood in a circular motion. Pay attention to areas that may appear dull or dry.
  • Buff and Shine:Once the oil has been applied, remove any excess with a clean microfiber cloth. This will ensure a beautiful, natural shine without leaving any grease on the surface for you to get your hands on after the fact.

Everyday Phone Case Maintenance Tips

Here is how to keep your case clean and pristine:

  • Develop a regular cleaning routine—weekly or bi-weekly—to prevent dirt buildup.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as these can damage the wood.
  • When not in use, store your phone casein a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

For deeper scratches or blemishes, you can always buy a brand-new eco-conscious phone protection cover and follow our phone case maintenance guide to make your replacement case last longer than its predecessor.

Browse our store today for the newest eco-friendly Compostable Phone Case and sustainable phone accessories to go with them. We not only cater to Apple and Android users through our phone covers but also appeal to their eco-conscious proclivities through card holders, wireless chargers, and screen protectors.

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