OIL TREATED WOOD SURFACE
Clean the oiled wood surfaces with a damp cloth or dishcloth and dried afterwards with a dry cloth. To counteract dry cracks in the wood, our soap (TABLE CLEANSER) can be used on a daily basis. Use lukewarm water and pour some oil into a dishcloth or other soft cloth and the furniture will retain the resistance to stains. Wear and tear and vulnerability determine how regularly your furniture needs to be maintained.
- Always use potholders and coasters to protect your table.
- When you spill wipe up immediately and use a dry cloth.
- Do never use steel wool or other materials scratching your furniture!
By maintaining wooden furniture with oil, the furniture gets a protective finish. Working and material temperature would preferably be around 16 degrees for optimal maintenance.
Clean the surface at least 12 hours before the oil treatment. Clean by using a sponge or a soft brush, lukewarm water and soapy water (non-concentrated soap). It’s important to wipe dry immediately with a dry cloth.
Sand in the direction of the grain with a fine sandpaper with a grit of 220-240 and if needed change to a slightly coarser sandpaper with a grit of 400. The material is dusted dry with a cotton cloth. Apply a thin layer of oil by pouring oil on a cloth or sponge. The oil will remain for about 20 minutes before excess oil is dried off. Too much oil gives a lacquer-like layer and should be avoided. Continue rubbing off excess oil for the next four hours and let the newly oiled surfaces dry for at least one day.
After a few days the furniture is dry. The curing process itself can take a few weeks and during this time you should avoid putting textiles or other items on the surface.
Even kitchen counters and cutting boards retain their original condition when maintained with oil.
- Do never pour oil directly on the furniture! Use a cloth.
- Do never pour oil into the drain!
- When maintaining white or brown oiled furniture with recovering oil be careful. If the pigment wears away, the surface will become flammable. We recommend a maintenance oil for a good result.
- When using white or brown oil it’s very important to stir thoroughly before painting to make the pigment evenly distributed. Use a cotton cloth or a short-haired paint roller when applying the oil.
- Risk of self-ignition! Rinse oil-soaked cloth, brush, sponge and gloves into cold water or store them in an airtight plastic bag, glass or metal container.