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Maintenance and Care

Raw Plywood

The easiest method for cleaning marks and minor stains is to gently sand the surface with 180 grit sand paper. Sand with the grain of the timber to avoid cross-grain scratches.

Film Face Plywood

Premium Grade Birch Plywood covered with coloured Phenolic film. The film face surface is best cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Gentle solvents and cleaning products can also be used for stubborn stains on the film face surface.

Porter’s Clearcote

Wipe clean with a soft damp cloth. Avoid the use of harsh chemicals. Surface scratches can be repaired by cutting back and re-coating.

Avoid using regular household or harsh chemical detergents, as these are designed to dissolve grease and oil, and over time, will break down the finished surface.

Porter’s heavy duty Clearcote is a low odour, fast drying, water-based clear finish suitable for a variety of interior and exterior surfaces. Porter’s Clearcote is exterior durable, has excellent UV stability and resists yellowing.

Osmo Oil

Surfaces that have been finished with Osmo are automatically water and dirt resistant. However, the surface will need to be maintained on an on-going basis. The degree of maintenance depends on the degree of usage.

For frequent cleaning, we recommend using Osmo Spray Cleaner. The solution contains soaps based on natural plant oils. The ingredients are water soluble and prevent streaking and layer build up. Especially mild on skin, the solution is biodegradable, and is free from dyes, solvents and emissions. The surface remains food safe. Use as often as required.

Avoid using regular household or harsh chemical detergents, as these are designed to dissolve grease and oil, and over time, will break down the finished surface.

Should the furniture become faded or dull, after continual usage or incorrect maintenance over time, it may need some form of rejuvenation. In a commercial situation, this rejuvenation could be weekly, monthly or whenever it is considered necessary. In most cases, the use of Osmo’s Liquid Wax Cleaner Spray will be all that is required. Use the spray sparingly. Apply an even, thin coat over the whole area, and then buff the timber.

If the timber has a stubborn stain, use a fine white Scotchbrite abrasive pad to remove. Alternatively, fine grade steel wool could be used. Once the stain has been removed, apply a thin coat of wax spray and buff the timber.

For areas which are scratched or badly worn, the timber will need sanding to remove the scratches, and another coat of Osmo Polyx Oil applied. We recommend this level of maintenance is carried out by a professional.

Osmo products can be purchased from Natural Timber Oils.

Feast Watson Liming White

Wipe clean with a soft damp cloth. Avoid the use of harsh chemicals. Surface scratches can be repaired by cutting back and re-coating.

Dulux Wash&Wear Low Sheen

Dulux Wash&Wear creates a hard wearing acrylic finish that allows you to wipe away most common marks, scuffs and stains with a wet cloth.

Painted White

Wipe clean with a soft damp cloth. Avoid the use of harsh chemicals. Surface scratches can be repaired by cutting back and re-coating.

Powder Coated Steel

To extend the life of powder coated articles a simple, regular maintenance program should be implemented to remove the accumulation of ultra violet light, atmospheric pollution, dirt, grime and airborne salt deposits. As a general rule cleaning should take place every three months. In areas where pollutants are more prevalent, such as beachfront houses and industrial or geothermal areas, then a cleaning program should be carried out on a more frequent basis ie, every one to two months.

  1. Carefully remove any loose surface deposits with a wet sponge.
  2. Use a soft brush (non abrasive) and a dilute solution of a mild detergent, eg, pH-neutral liquid hand dishwashing detergent in warm water (DO NOT use solvents) to remove dust, salt and other deposits.
  3. Ensure you thoroughly rinse the surfaces with clean fresh water after cleaning to remove all residues.

A few rules to follow to protect your powder coated furniture:

  • DO NOT use turpentine, white spirits, thinner or other aggressive solvents on powder coating
  • DO use isopropyl alcohol or Methylated spirits and rinse with warm soapy water.
  • DO NOT rub powder coating excessively, especially metallic finishes.
  • DO use approved tapes only to mask joinery. Use masking tapes in accordance with manufacturer’s instruction.
  • Keep sunscreens away from powdercoating, some sunscreens adversely affect painted finishes.
  • Repair minor nicks and scratches as soon as they appear.

Rough treatment of powder-coated furniture can result in chipping of the coated surface; this is not covered under warranty.