Frequently Asked Questions - Used Small barrels
Is there anything I need to do to the barrel to use as decoration?
We would recommend adding 4 screws into each of the metal hoops around the barrel. Over time, the wood may dry out and shrink slightly. Adding a few screws should keep the barrel together as is for years to come!
Can I leave the barrel outside?
Yes, you can leave the barrel outside. Like any wooden piece, the outdoors can weather the wood. While this may be the desired effect for some customer, for other you may want to consider coating the barrel in an exterior-grade polyurethane or polycrylic to protect the wood. It is recommended that you cover the barrel if directly exposed to rain or snow.
How do you clean or refinish a barrel?
Some customers love the rustic or naturally stained finish of a barrel. Others prefer to clean it up and stain the barrel. These barrels are perfect for either application! Depending on the look you are going for, you can clean the barrel with a hose and some deck-cleaner, or take a sander to the barrel to get down to the wood. Any oil or water-based stain and sealer will work well - just pick your desired color!
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