often let the oil paper umbrella get wet
One of the best ways to maintain an oil paper umbrella is to use it more often on rainy days. Many of you may find this maintenance method unbelievable.Whether it’s raining heavily or lightly, you can use it without worrying that the umbrella will get wet: Luzhou classical oil paper umbrella is specialized in the production of rainware-type oil paper umbrellas, the umbrella surface is made of RMB nature of the flexible cotton paper. Many friends are not clear about the characteristics of cotton paper, which is waterproof and water-resistant. is the fundamental reason why our traditional rain gear. It is not good for the maintenance of oil paper umbrellas if they are always tied up or just hung up for decoration. If you don’t use it, the tung oil on the umbrella will dry out naturally and the umbrella will gradually lose its elasticity, and the umbrella will dry out and shrink to the middle. After the rain, the umbrella surface will be a little flimsy, you can use a rag to gently dry the rainwater on it, open it up to dry for a while, and soon the surface will become taut and elastic. After a few uses, you will find that the umbrella surface becomes brighter, more moist, brighter in color, as if there is a layer of “pulp”, because after the rain “moistened”, the tung oil on the umbrella surface and the outside world produced oxidation, resulting in a protective film, so The more you use the oil paper umbrella, the more flexible it is. If you are too embarrassed to go out, you should always use a wet rag to wipe the umbrella surface!
how to maintain after shading
Oil paper umbrellas are available for shade, but are not suitable for hours-long exposure to the sun. With extreme exposure for long periods of time, the umbrella surface is likely to dry out and shrink as the tung oil on the surface naturally dries out. Under strong sun, classical oil paper umbrellas are suitable for one to two hours of use, after which you will find the umbrella surface tight and difficult to close. The correct maintenance method is not to collect the umbrella immediately after sun exposure, but to place it in a cool place for a while before collecting it. If you find that the umbrella surface is still tight, you can spray some water on the surface of the umbrella, to be moistened and softened and then gathered. I am often asked by friends: Can oil paper umbrellas protect against UV rays? To this question, my answer is: not sure. The production of anti-UV umbrella, the relevant state departments have clear requirements and testing standards. I have studied the UV-protective umbrella procedures and standards in detail and found that the process of making oil paper umbrellas differs greatly from this standard. Whether the oil paper umbrella really has anti-UV function is yet to be proven by experts. Those who say that oil paper umbrellas have UV protection are just promotional propaganda and have no scientific basis. However, we believe that it is not a bad thing to have UV protection.
notes in decoration
Use the oil paper umbrella to decorate the roof or wall, there is a unique sense of elegance and beauty, but also can drive away evil spirits and calm the house. However, after the umbrella has been open for a long time, there will be a taut flat inertia, which will lead to difficulty in retracting the umbrella when it is closed, such as forcibly retracting it, the spacer bone may be pulled out from the slot of the long strand (because the spacer bone and the long bone have a gap and room for movement), and sometimes the spacer bone will not return to its place and may pierce the umbrella surface. The correct way to close an umbrella that has been open for a long time is to spray some water on the surface of the umbrella, and after a few minutes, when the surface is wet and soft, press the umbrella key down, stand the umbrella on the ground, form a ring with both hands, and gently press down from the surface of the umbrella. This will ensure that the spreader bone stays in the groove of the long bone when it’s closed, and as long as you master this, the umbrella will never break!
preservation of oil paper umbrellas
Here we are talking about the maintenance of oil paper umbrellas in a closed state. In a too humid environment, the tung oil will also become “wet” and the paper may stick together. If you find that the umbrella paper is stuck, make sure not to use the force to suddenly open the umbrella, you should gently open the umbrella, while holding up the hand to help separate the umbrella paper. You can also spray some hot water (about 50 to 70 degrees) to the sticky place, so it will naturally separate. Stored in a dry environment, you can periodically (3 to 5 times a year) wipe it with a wet rag or occasionally drench it when it rains.