To safeguard surfaces we recommend applying rubber or felt pads to any objects you place on worktops that may have rough and abrasive bases. Clean spills of water and other liquids as soon as possible. When cleaning, ensure that the cloth or sponge is only slightly damp and never dripping with water. Do not use bleach or aggressive cleaners on wood. Never use a steam cleaner on your surface. Use a chopping board for food preparation - do not chop directly on wooden worktops.
It is very important to keep wooden surfaces clean. Dust, dirt and grit should be regularly removed using a damp cloth, or a vacuum cleaner with a soft attachment. If allowed to build up, dust, dirt or grit can act like sandpaper, scratching and dulling your finish. If your surface looks dull, clean using Treatex Spray On Floor & Surface Cleaner. Simply spray the surface lightly with Spray On Floor & Surface Cleaner and wipe with a cloth.
Lightly worn surfaces can be easily renovated using Treatex Wax Polish. Wax Polish can be wiped on along the grain of the wood with a cloth, using long, even motions.
Surfaces that receive more use should be regularly maintained with the same hardwax oil that the wood was finished with. Apply a thin layer of hardwax oil to the surface with a sponge or cloth and wipe off the excess immediately, with long motions along the grain of the wood. We recommend not doing this under direct sunlight, and to work in manageable batches, so the hardwax oil doesn’t get the chance to dry before wiping off. Let dry in a well-ventilated room.
Deeper scratches and extensive liquid damage can also be repaired by using hardwax oil.
Sand the damaged area lightly with 150 grit sandpaper, until the defect has been sanded out. Remove the dust from the surface and apply a small amount of hardwax oil to the spot and spread it along the grain of the wood gently with a lacquer brush until it covers the sanded area. Let dry and apply a second coat.