Oil treated oak
Oil treated oak surfaces are very resistant to dirt and water, small scratches and marks are not easily seen. The oil is absorbed into the oak and creates a surface that is smooth with a silky touch.
Use a clean, dry cloth. If spots cannot be removed with a dry cloth, use a clean cloth soaked in clean water and wrung well. Firmly wipe the surface in the direction of the grain. If necessary, soap flakes can be added to the water (¼ DL soap flakes to 5 liters), or use a clear oil that is specifically designated for oiled surfaces. After washing and removal of spots, new oil must be applied to the entire surface, following the maintenance instructions.
Caution: Never use chemicals, scouring pads, steel wool, or the like, as this will damage the surface.
Oil treated surfaces should be maintained with a thin layer of new oil. Application of new oil should only be done when necessary, be careful not to over-treat. If the wooden surface looks dry, faded or is spotted, an oil product should be applied.
Application of oil 1-2 times a year is usually sufficient to maintain the color and glow of the oak.
Before applying oil, the surface must be cleaned with a soft cloth that has been well wrung in lukewarm water. If the wood grains ”raise”, lightly sand them with a 240-grain sanding paper. After evenly distributing the oil to the entire wooden surface, wipe the oil off with a clean, dry cloth in the direction of the wood grain, and let the surface dry completely.
Caution: Never use linseed oil for any oak surface maintenance.
Oil soaked cloths are flammable and should be disposed of responsibly.