how to | clean tools

Cleaning tools is an important part of garden maintenance but it need not be a chore. A few minutes spent caring for your tools will help to keep them rust free and in full working order.

Here's how we look after our secateurs, but this method will also work for other hand tools:

Step 1. Clean off any residue with soapy water and a cloth or scouring pad.

garden objects tool cleaning

Step 2. Dry your secateurs with a clean cloth.

garden objects tool cleaning

Step 3. Apply camellia oil to the blades to prevent rust. We like to use a Japanese oil applicator to help keep this job mess free.

garden objects tool cleaning

Following these 3 steps after each use will help your tools last longer.

To keep our Okatsune secateurs oiled and free from rust we used camellia oil and an oil applicator.

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