Ethnicraft Care Guide - Natural Teak

Ethnicraft Care Guide - Natural Teak

Ethnicraft's teak range comes without any finish or protective treatment. The wood is merely polished, allowing the natural oils to rise to the surface. The high density of teak has the advantage that stains do not penetrate the wood as easily. Even with these characteristics, spills should be removed immediately.

Preventative Treatment: 

To protect the wood from the start, apply a protective coating. We recommend Occulto Oil (9911). This will seal the pores of the timber and create a natural protection. Stains and marks should still be removed immediately.

Regular Care: 

For regular dusting, use a dry cloth. For cleaning or in case of a spill, use a damp cloth and natural soap. Wipe in the direction of the grain. Do not use soap containing detergent or other chemicals. Dry with a soft, clean cloth to prevent spotting.

We always recommend protecting surfaces with coasters, mousepads, or placemats, as extreme and repetitive daily use or heat can damage the finish.

Always move objects such as flowerpots, vases, etc. from time to time, and ensure any excess water or dampness is wiped dry immediately to prevent marking the surface.

Thorough Care:  

To remove stubborn stains or superficial scratches, extrafine sandpaper can be used. Make sure you always rub in the direction of the wood grain. 

Metal Structure:

Dust regularly using a soft dry cloth. For a more thorough cleaning, use mild soap and warm water. Rinse with clean water and wipe dry. Do not use steel wool, sandpaper, mineral acid, bleach or chlorine cleaners on metal surfaces.

Do not drag the furniture along the floor, as it might damage the protective coating, cause rusting or leave permanent marks on the floor. 
Always lift the furniture when moving them from place to place.

General Care & Maintenance Tips:

1. Recommended humidity in the room: between 40% and 60%.

2. To prevent colour differences, do not place furniture or accessories in direct sunlight, and move objects placed on the furniture from time to time. Open your extendable table the first three weeks after installing and afterwards on a regular basis.

3. Avoid exposure to extreme conditions: Do not place furniture or accessories near heating sources or air-conditioned spaces.

4. To prevent staining, remove any spills immediately.

5. When cleaning the surface, always work in the direction of the wood grain.

6. Use place mats and/or coasters to prevent hot pots and pans, or cold glasses and bottles, from leaving marks on the furniture.

7. Do not drag the furniture along the floor; always lift the furniture when moving.

8. Always ensure water solutions used to clean the floor do not come into contact with the furniture’s base, as it may leave permanent marks. For items that feature rubber glides, avoid using alcohol-based cleaners on floors they are in direct contact with.

9. Indoor products are not intended for outdoor use. An outdoor product will always indicate so in its name.

10. Last but not least, we always recommend carefully reading the care instructions specific to your item.


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