Cleaning and Maintenance
Your new furniture will need carefully maintaining to keep your furniture looking fresh.
Our products are finished with a hard wax oil coating, this has a few benefits over a typical polyurethane varnish. A hard wax oil permeates the wood and acts as a barrier against stains and moisture. Yet, the cells of the wood are not closed off, so are allowed to breathe, which prevents mold and warping. These finishes are also more water resistant than polyurethane-finished floors because they more readily allow for expansion and contraction.
They can be easily cleaned with a cloth soaked in warm water, avoid using harsh detergents or bleach as this can damage the coating. If the surface is really dirty, using a specialised cleaner than is designed to work with the coating is recommended. We recommend ‘Fiddes Wood Surface Cleaner’.
If no damage has been caused, an annual recoating of the surface will keep your furniture protected and looking fresh. We recommend using ‘Fiddes Hard Wax Oil’. The beauty of wax oil finishes is they can be spot-repaired with just a light sanding of the affected area with a grit of between 180 and 250, followed by a topical coat of oil. It is not necessary to re -finish the entire top.