Ethnicraft Care Guide - Oiled Oak

Ethnicraft Care Guide - Oiled Oak

Oiled oak furniture is finished with a pigmented hardwax oil. This finish gives the furniture its desired natural colour and has the advantage that stains do not penetrate the wood as easily. This is no foolproof guarantee against stains. In case of a spill, remove it immediately.

Preventative Treatment:

To refresh your furniture or to remove superficial stains we recommend Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner (3029). This product cleans and regenerates the character of the wood and slightly reinforces the original protective coating. Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner is no guarantee against stains.

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:

The original hardwax coating may need to be renewed. We recommend using Osmo Hardwax Oil Natural (3041).

In case of discolouration, stubborn stains or to remove a superficial scratch, we advise sanding the entire surface first. Make sure the surface is clean and dry before applying the Hardwax Oil. Spread the product evenly over the surface and remove any excess product to avoid spots after drying.

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 it 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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