Product Care & Maintenance
Our timber products are high quality items made by skilled craftsmen, that will require some care and attention to help extend their life. Over time products will patina, inheriting character via scratches and dents. We consider this to be expected wear and tear. Where clear finishes have been applied, they will naturally degrade making the timber more susceptible to damage. The following gives details about caring for our clear finishes.
We apply a range of clear surface finishes to suit both the timber species and application. Our range of finishes has been chosen for ease of application, re-application and durability.
CLEAR FINISH TO TIMBER.
Our standard interior clear finish provides a durable, low maintenance and hard-wearing surface, suitable for all internal surfaces including bathroom and kitchen areas. These finishes are resistant to everyday liquids. Once cured, they are safe for humans, animals and plants. We use OSMO Spray Wax as it is beautiful, is made from natural materials and is easily reapplied when maintenance is required. It can also be purchased around the world.
We use OSMO UV Protection Oil for items intended to be installed outdoors. Bear in mind, Australian hardwood timber species are always best for Australian conditions. Timber used externally is always best in an undercover, protected situation and will ALWAYS require regular maintenance to minimise weathering and splitting.
How often you need to care for your product is largely determined by use and your desire to keep the product looking new. For general cleaning, remove dust and dirt with a soft cloth. For persistent marks use a soft damp cloth with a touch of water only - wipe in the direction of the timber’s natural grain to prevent any cross scratching. In general, we would recommend OSMO's suite of maintenance products which are compatible with their finishes or simply water and a soft cloth (UNLESS OF COURSE IT IS A PANDEMIC AND YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO CLEAN & DISINFECT YOUR HANDLES - See our JOURNAL POST). For surface rejuvenation, the re-application of clear finish is required and we would recommend OSMO. Please contact us if you are unsure.
Remove dust and dirt with a soft dry cloth. Natural leather will age and darken over time - the appearance will be unique to each hide. Subtle irregularities in the leather products are to be expected as it is a natural material - these characteristics are intended to be admired and appreciated Nourish the leather from time to time, with a wax/silicone-free leather conditioner but patch test first before overall application as it may darken the leather. Contact specialist leather cleaner’s for persistent stains.