– Small storage bin, crate, or pail – Putty knife or plastic scraper – Shop towels or rags – 3-IN-ONE® Multi-Purpose Oil – Steel wool – Boiled linseed oil, pure tung oil, or teak oil – 70% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
– Sturdy bucket (at least 8 inches deep and 12 inches across, depending on how many hand tools you have) – 5-gallon bucket (optional, for large tool cleaning station) – Sand
Scrape off any stubborn, caked-on dirt with a putty knife, then wash off any remaining dirt with a sharp blast of water from a garden hose.
Apply a few drops of 3-IN-ONE Multi-Purpose Oil to the sticky spots and wipe with a clean rag. Pay special attention to hinged areas and pivot joints that tend to get gummed up.
If you see rust or pitting on your gardening tools—especially if it’s causing moving parts to stick—squirt a few drops of 3-IN-ONE Multi-Purpose Oil on those areas and give a good scrub with steel wool.