Type of oil:
We recommend White-pigmented Oil from Guardian Protection Products – www.guardian.dk . Other types of oil are available and may be used. If using these, please follow the instructions on the packaging.
The oil is applied evenly with a soft cloth or sponge in very thin layers along the grain of the wood. When treating table tops both sides should be treated.
The oil does not contain turpentine or other solvents and thus drying time is longer than for other kinds of oil. After approx. 24 hours, the table can then be polished with a dry cloth. If sanding in between is needed, please use 220-240 grit sandpaper. Never sand with steel wool!
Any stains are removed with a wrung-out cloth with warm water. Severe stains can be removed with liquid soap and, if necessary, sanded with sandpaper. After the sanding you might see a colour difference in the wood. But this quickly disappears with the next oil treatment and the light exposure.
The oil treatment provides the table with a water-repellent surface and protects it from desiccation. It is recommended to treat the table 4-6 times a year depending on daily use.