Properties and method
Wood is a material like nothing else - 100% natural, breathing and forever changing. Its grain pattern and exact colour is dependable on many different factors, like weather, rainy season and soil quality. We grow our oak trees on the most fertile lands, hence its wood is rich and dense. With great value, comes great responsibility, so here are some most basic information on what having wooden furniture comes with.
As a living and raw material, it needs to be treated as such. Wood’s overall structure is determined by micro-mechanics, meaning tiny cracks can be caused by numerous processes taking place on and inside its surface. Every piece made of it is unique and fully irreplicable too. It is highly advised to be aware of that, while deciding on wooden furniture.
Regular surface care
The oil-wax coating reaches its full hardness after 8-10 days. Avoid washing the surface during this time. During this time, no objects should be placed on the impregnated furniture and the surface should be protected against liquids.
Daily care allows you to keep the furniture in the most perfect condition. This comes down to wiping the surface with a dry or damp (not wet) cotton cloth as needed.
When is it most reasonable to reimpregnate your furniture, you may ask. It depends. Doubtlessly the destination of it plays crucial role in determining distribution in time of the impregnation. Pieces that feature surfaces used daily, for instance table tops, will need in-depth care more often than sideboards. First impregnation is advised after 2-3 years. Always watch your wood. It is more intuitive than you can imagine.
Impregnation is supposed to eliminate small scratches, enhance the natural colour of wood and protect it from potential risk of future damage.
Step 1. Sand the surface with high grit sandpaper (P1000). In case of severely damaged furniture, use the 320 grit one. The process should be carried along the grain, so it doesn’t compromise the smoothness of wood.
Step 2. Wipe out the surface.
Step 3. Put a layer of wax oil (not too thickly). To do so, use a good quality brush, a cloth or a roller. Whatever you choose, make sure it will not leave any kind of fluff or residue
Step 4. Leave the furniture in a warm, dry and well-ventilated room for 4-6 hours at least.
* We highly recommend using Fiddes products for your wood impregnation. Their oils and waxes are top notch quality.
Wood cannot be forgotten about. While admiring its abundant assets, some key principals need to be kept in mind, so that the overall beauty and utility levels stay intact.
- Humidity should stay in 40-60% range;
- The furniture should not be directly exposed to direct sunlight. This may cause discoloration and damage;
- Furniture must not be placed directly beside the radiator or air conditioner;
- Spilled liquids need to be removed from the furniture as soon as possible;
- Furniture should be sanded along the grain;
- Furniture are intended for indoor use.