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Wooden Surfaces Aftercare

Clean your surface with warm water, washing-up liquid and a soft cloth is all you need. Avoid using any abrasive and chemical-filled cleaning products and wire scouring pads. And don’t forget to oil your worktop regularly to maintain its beauty and longevity!

 

Spillages

Be sure to mop up any spillages immediately with a clean dry cloth. Liquids should not be allowed to pool on the surface or stand for a length of time.

Direct Contact: Pots, Pans, and Other Items

Do not place hot, wet, or dirty pots and pans straight onto the worktop. The worktop needs extra protection against such items; stainless steel racks are the perfect add on for this purpose. In fact, most metal vessels (such as aluminium cans, iron, copper, or steel containers) can stain the timber and as such contact between the two should be avoided.

Cleaning

To maintain your worktops quality wipe worktops down regularly with a damp (not wet), lint-free cloth, warm water and a small amount of soap. We do not recommend using multi-purpose cleaning products which contain chemicals as this may damage the worktops. Please also avoid the use of scouring pads. If a scouring pad is used, the worktop may need to be re-oiled afterwards.

Oiling

To maintain the new quality of your solid wood worktop, be sure to oil regularly. Wood is a natural material and a proper course of oil treatment is essential to ensure a long and trouble-free life. You should oil your worktop if it starts to look dry, even after our treatment your worktop may need more oil (depending on how well it has been looked after in the past) as a minimum you should re-oil every 6 months. We recommend Osmo Clear Satin Food Safe Top Oil code 3028.

In the first few weeks of use, special care must be taken to prevent the worktops becoming stained before they have built up sufficient oil protection. In particular, water must not be allowed to lie on the surface.

Repairing Light Damage

The great news is that any scratches or stains can be sanded out to restore your worktops to their original glory. Start with 100grit sandpaper and build up to 150grit (no finer, otherwise oil won’t penetrate properly).

 

And Remember ....

To keep your worktop looking good, never put a hot pan or tray directly onto a wooden worktop – always use a rack. Clean your surface with warm water, washing-up liquid and a soft cloth is all you need. Avoid using any abrasive and chemical-filled cleaning products and wire scouring pads.

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