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Care instructions – wood

We use mainly solid wood in our products. This contributes to more durable surfaces and a long-lasting material. Wood is a living material and therefore you may notice how a tabletop expands and contracts depending on the weather. The surfaces of our furniture are durable and it is best to clean them with a damp cotton cloth, and always wipe it dry afterwards.

Useful advices for lacquered and stained furniture


Lacquered and stained furniture is for the ones who would like a harder finish then what an oiled surface can offer. The lacquer makes the surface more durable and easier to clean. Although avoid using airtight materials on the surface because it can create condense between the tabletop and the material. Lacquered and stained furniture should also be treated with furniture polish regularly to protect its surface while increasing its gloss and glow.


Useful advices for oiled furniture


Properly treated, your wood furniture will last a lifetime. Hans K’s oiled wood is a natural material which changes depending on use, placing, maintenance and wetness. We therefore recommend you using a wax oil from a well-known supplier straight after unpacking. After this procedure oil the surface regularly (2-4 times/per year). This will result in a natural and durable surface that will effectively withstand spilling, fluid spots and dirt. Wax oil can be found in your furniture store. Be careful and follow the instructions.

Some smear on your oiled furniture, such as red wine? This is what you do:
1. Polish away the old smear with sandpaper.
2. Apply a lush and even layer of wax oil over the wood surface with the help of a cloth or a brush.
3. Use a slips vamp and apply the oil in long strong strokes. Stroke the oil along the woods fiber directions.
4. Let the oak soak for 30 minutes. Dry it well with a soft cloth so that no film can collect on the surface and make the wood too shiny.
5. Let the surface dry for at least 24 hours, or until it is entirely stick-y free, before you use the furniture.
6. On a dry wood it is recommended to repeat treatment after a few days.
7. Burn or soak the rags in water that you have been using because of the self-igniting risk.




Other tips and advice


- Wood brightens with time. You can avoid dark spots where no daylight can get in by varying the placing of the objects that might be standing on the furniture.
- Immediately dry off spillage of fluids.
- Never place hot or damp object directly on the furniture surface. Always use a coaster.
- Avoid placing your furniture to close to a heat source, for example a radiator. The wood then risks of getting dry and cracking.
- Too big temperature differences may hurt a wood material. Indoor furniture should therefore not be placed outside.
- Be careful with placing hard and sharp materials directly on to the furniture surface because scratches can appear.
- Dust off the furniture surface regularly with a damped cloth. Dry after with a dry rag or use a microfiber cloth.
- Use furniture pads underneath its legs to protect the floor.
- If there is damage on the furniture, contact your furniture salesmen for advice