Your furniture is always surface-treated when it comes to you, so you can start using it immediately. Keep in mind that it can take a couple of weeks before the oil has fully cured, so be extra careful with the surface the first time. Never leave damp objects or liquids behind as this can lead to moisture stains. Table surfaces in special oak need to be finished during the first months, other furniture when the surface starts to look dry (once or a couple of times a year, depending on use / wear). This effort gives your furniture the right conditions to age beautifully and last well into the future.
Important advice on furniture maintenance
NB! Do not use solvents (eg alcohol, turpentine, cellulose thinner, benzine, acetone, etc.) unless the furniture manufacturer explicitly allows this. Solvents are flammable, dangerous to inhale and can damage surface treatments on wood, skin and other materials.They can also damage the upholstered materials, if they are used for cleaning textiles.
ALWAYS follow the instructions that come with the furniture.
Always try the mildest detergent first, ie demineralized or cold boiled water.
Stearin and chewing gum are most easily removed after a gentle freeze with cooling spray. (Can be purchased at electronics retailers).
NEVER use abrasive cleaners such as scouring powders and metal cleaners or cleaners that contain ammonia.
Remember and retighten the mounting screws, if the joints become loose.
If a washing instruction is not included, upholstery fabric can NOT be washed. Cleaning of upholstery fabric must only be carried out in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. OBS; To facilitate assembly, fabric is often fitted with a zipper, but this does NOT mean that the fabric can be washed.
Pillows with loose filling content, such as down and feathers, MUST be knocked up at regular intervals.
Always protect table tops with table protection against hot, damp or colored objects (eg pots, hot coffee / tea cups, vases, candles and flower pots. Always use a cut-resistant surface when using sharp tools.
In order to preserve the color of the materials, direct sunlight should be avoided as far as possible. It is recommended that furniture surfaces are not partially covered by, for example, tablecloths.
Please note that especially chairs and table legs can give off color (especially in connection with floor washing and carpet cleaning.
NEVER place furniture close to radiators or heaters
Furniture intended for indoor use should never be used outdoors.
Sweat can affect surfaces on e.g. wood and skin surfaces. Certain types of medicine can change the composition of sweat, thus the effect can be increased.
Soap treated wood
The soap protects the surface by saturating it. Heavily used table surfaces should always be wiped and cleaned with soap, preferably once a week for the first time. For maintenance, use a mixture of about ½ tablespoon of soap flakes to ½ litre of lukewarm water, stirring until the flakes dissolve and the mixture feels slightly chewy and simmering. Use a sponge or cloth, rub in the direction of the wood and allow to dry. Lightly sand with superfine sandpaper (400) if the surface feels rough (fibre wear).
How to soap your furniture:
Which product is suitable for maintaining your furniture depends on the finish it has. Linseed oil finished furniture should continue to be maintained with linseed oil. We recommend our hot pressed linseed oil which has a small addition of Gotland beeswax for additional protection of the surface. For white oiled oak furniture we recommend "OSMO Hard Wax Oil White". If you have white-oiled birch furniture, however, "OSMO Maintenance Wax White" is more suitable. The maintenance products should be applied thinly in the direction of the wood grain and worked in until the surface feels dry. To achieve a higher finish and remove any fibre residue, use a superfine sandpaper (400-600) before treatment. This is especially true if you want the oak surface to be smooth as this fibre residue will occur over a few months.
For maintenance we recommend ordinary yellow soap, the stone is primed with soap on delivery. For normal maintenance, the stone is dried with a solution of 1 part soap and 8 parts water. If you get a stain, you can put a sponge with soap solution on the stain overnight (repeat if it is still there). Tougher stains can be tackled with a grease-dissolving detergent (uncoloured) or chemically pure petrol. As these degrease, you will need to soap the stone again. Use 1 part soap to 4 parts water. Don't be afraid to scrub a stain with a nailbrush, for example, as the stone is tougher than you think. Never use salt when removing stains, it corrodes the stone. It also does not tolerate acidic agents such as citric acid.
Wool is naturally dirt-repellent. Should a stain occur, we recommend wool shampoo or bile soap mixed with water for stain removal. Dab the solution on the stain (avoid rubbing) and soak up the liquid with a cloth. Repeat until the stain is removed. Bile soap is also recommended for stain removal on furniture upholstered with wool fabrics.
Quality leather ages beautifully and lasts a long time with proper maintenance. Keep in mind that direct sunlight can fade dark leather and darken light leather. Don't use harsh cleaning products that can dry out or discolour the leather. Maintain your furniture in two steps. First, clean with a leather cleaning product. Then apply a natural leather wax to prevent the leather from drying out.