Care Instructions

Wood is living material; it will expand and contract as a result of seasonal
and ambient temperature fluctuations. Changes in humidity will also have an effect.
To maintain the finish and avoid cracking, we recommend you treat the wood
to prevent it drying out. The following advice is intended for use with oak furniture.
Lacquered finishes do not require maintenance.

Oiled Oak

Apply oil evenly, with a soft cloth or sponge, in thin layers along the direction
of the wood grain. After a few minutes, wipe off the excess oil with some kitchen paper.
The oil hardens after a few hours.
If, prior to oiling, the surface feels rough, oak may be sanded to a smooth finish.
Sand along the direction of the grain, never across it, using 220-240 grit paper.
Make sure the surface is free of dust before re-oiling.

Stains may be removed with a damp cloth; make sure it’s well wrung-out.
Severe stains can be removed with liquid soap or, if necessary, sanded out (see above).
After sanding you may notice a colour difference in the wood, this quickly
disappears with the next oil treatment, and light exposure.

Frequency of application is at your own discretion, although most manufacturers would
recommend a light oiling every six months or so.

Soaped Oak

This is simply a mixture of soap flakes and water.
Mix 25 grams of soap with one litre of hot water and allow to cool.
Apply evenly with a soft cloth or sponge, in thin layers along the direction of the wood grain.
After a few minutes, wipe off the excess soap with a cloth, or some kitchen paper.

Stains may be removed with a damp cloth; make sure it’s well wrung-out.
Severe stains can be removed with liquid soap or, if necessary, sanded out (see above).

Following treatment, the wood fibres may become raised.
If this occurs the wood can be sanded and re-treated.
Make sure the surface is dry prior to sanding.

Frequency of application is at your own discretion.
Please note; the more soap you apply, the darker the wood may become.
If this occurs, it may need to be sanded to reveal the natural colour.