Care and Maintenance

Oil and Wax care


In a commercial situation, timber furniture such as tables, chairs. Benchtops etc which have been correctly coated with our Oil & Wax Finishing System are automatically water and dirt resistant. However, the surfaces will need to be maintained on an on-going basis. The degree of maintenance depends upon the degree of usage.

Damp cleaning

For frequent cleaning, Use a clean damp cloth with water only, be sure to dry excess water with a dry cloth. For intermediate cleaning we recommend using Osmo Spray Cleaner, which is a pre mixed solution in a ready to use 500ml trigger pack. The solution contains soaps based on natural plant oils. The ingredients are water soluble and prevent streaking and layer build up. Especially mild on skin, the solution is biodegradable, and is free from dyes, solvents and emissions. The surface  remains food safe. Use as often as required. Avoid using regular household or harsh chemical detergents, as these are designed to dissolve grease and oil, and over time, will break down the Osmo finished surface.


Should the furniture become faded or dull, after continual usage or incorrect maintenance over time, it may need some form of rejuvenation. In a commercial situation, this rejuvenation could be weekly, monthly or whenever it is considered necessary. In most cases, the use of a Liquid Wax Cleaner Spray will be all that is required. Use the spray sparingly. Apply an even, thin coat over the whole area, and then buff the timber If the timber has a stubborn stain, use a fine white scotchbrite abrasive pad to remove. Alternatively, fine grade steel wool could be used. Once the stain has been removed, apply a thin coat of spray wax and buff the timber. For areas which are scratched or badly worn, the timber will need sanding to remove the scratches, and another coat of Oil applied. We recommend this level of  maintenance is carried out by a professional.


Lacquer Finish Care and Maintenance

Timber is a natural product that will respond to environmental conditions. The tone of the timber will alter over time, avoid direct exposure to the sun or reflected  sunlight. Take care when placing or moving items especially ceramics and metal items as they may scratch the surface. Regularly wipe timber to remove dust and dirt. Do not leave liquid sit on timber surfaces as it might penetrate and may cause staining. Clean using a damp cloth with mild detergent or just warm water, immediately after cleaning with a damp cloth wipe excess water with a dry cloth. Avoid using regular household or harsh chemical detergents.

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