The finish used on your product is a natural and environmentally friendly oil. It creates an extremely durable finish and enhances the natural beauty and grain of wood furniture.
Caring for this oil finished surface is simple, and when done properly, keeps your furniture looking beautiful for a lifetime.
There should never be a need for a re-coat or a messy re-sand and refinish.
The only reason you would need to re-sand your furniture with this type of finish would be if a color change is desired. This provides a major advantage over the polyurethane finish maintenance process, which is messy, lengthy, and requires re-sanding between applications.
Keeping your oiled furniture clean is the first step to caring for your oil finish.
Once you receive your furniture piece, you should allow at least 5 days for it to fully cure before cleaning with liquids.
Keeping dirt and grit off of wooden furniture will greatly extend the life of any finish. here are 2 options available for cleaning your oiled furniture.
1. Damp rag
2. Rubio Monocoat Surface Care Spray or Refresh Eco Spray
Using a damp rag with clean water is sufficient for the regular cleaning of your oiled furniture. Remember that wood and water do not mix, so using a damp rag means your rag should not be “dripping wet” when cleaning a wood surface. Clean using a damp rag with water as needed but avoid doing so daily. Clean water will not always get your furniture clean.
Rubio Monocoat Surface Care Spray is the only recommended cleaner for your oil finished furniture. This cleaner will remove all dirt and grease thoroughly, without leaving a film or affecting the matte natural look of the wood. Again, be sure to only use a damp rag and not saturate the furniture with liquid.
Rubio Monocoat Refresh Eco Spray is a ready to use sprayable product that refreshes AND restores all wooden surfaces that have been treated with oil. Can be applied several times a year at certain areas. It provides a non-pigmented, easy application for homeowners to use.
he finishing oil used on your product is composed of natural ingredients. It is sustainable, renewable, and completely environmentally friendly. Since no artificial toxic hardeners are used to increase the durable life of the finish, periodic rejuvenation (aka maintenance) is necessary, usually between 2 and 6 years, depending on climate, use, and care. Maintenance should be done using Rubio Monocoat Renew.
Renew is a ready-to-use product that refreshes, restores, and protects surfaces treated with the finish used on your product. It brings the surface back to a freshly oiled state. Renew should be used when the surface starts to feel too dry or rough, or when the finish has worn down due to heavy use.
High traffic areas like heavily used kitchen countertops, dining room tables, and around kitchen sinks wear faster than other applications. Over time, they can develop “dry” looking spots as the finish wears away. The worn spots will appear dry or rough. Another sign of compromised protection is the failure for liquids to bead-up on the finish surface. These areas can be renewed individually whenever necessary using Renew.