How to polish your dining table

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Repolishing Instructions - “Strawood” and “Parkwood” Finish

Always repolish in “cool” conditions to avoid the oil drying too quickly.

It is recommended that you polish your new furniture regularly to maintain the required level of protection and to minimize the risk of the surface from becoming marked. Repolishing is both fast and easy and you will soon become an expert! Thin rubber gloves may be worn, as the polish is a little sticky. White sprit is an efficient solvent.

Repolishing frequency

Your new table should be repolished after about three weeks or when the table surface appears to be more vulnerable to marking. Thereafter the table should be repolished on a needs basis about every 6 to 12 weeks dependent on the intensity of use.

The finish is designed to be able to be completely sanded off, should the table become “too marked” over the years ahead and this really allows you to use your Solid Oak furniture on a regular basis without being afraid of the marking a scratching that will occur with relaxed use!

Repolishing process

Grease / Wine patches:

Scrape away excessive marks using the flour paper, coarser foam pad, or a very sharp Stanley knife blade. You do this by putting a slight curve in the blade by using your thumbs and angling the blade by about 5 - 10 degrees. Sand these patches down using very fine sand paper, sanding with the grain at all times.

Treat these patches by using a thin coat of polish applied with a cotton cloth or a paint pad, and then wiping off the surplus after about two to three minutes, using an absorbent cotton cloth. Allow the surfaces to dry overnight and then sand the complete surface using light pressure and the very fine sandpaper (320 grit). Remove all sanding dust and follow instructions below.

Complete surface recoating

Working with the grain use a “paint pad” or cotton cloth to evenly spread the oil, starting on one half of the table. When complete immediately wipe off surplus polish, by wiping in one stroke, up and down the grain of the top, with a cotton cloth so that you can see the polish is evenly spread. The repeat the process on the second half of the top.

After allowing to dry overnight the table may then be lightly rubbed down with the grey synthetic pad to remove any remaining rough patches or uneven areas of shine. Always store your polish in a cool dark place. Should the polish thicken add 10% white spirit. Throw away polish that has become too thick, as it will mark the surface. Always throw away used cloths as they may ignite under extreme conditions. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 01635 255352.


General Care and Repolishing Instructions - “Sandwood” Finish

Everyday cleaning

Use just a barely damp cloth, to remove general sticky marks and wipe dry immediately with a cotton cloth. Should any slight marks become apparent use the synthetic pad to gently remove the marks working with the grain, covering the complete table top.

Repolishing frequency. - Always gently shake bottle before use!

It is recommended that you polish your new furniture regularly to maintain the required level of protection and to minimize the risk of the surface from becoming marked. Repolishing is both fast and easy and you will soon become an expert! Simply wash your hands with a detergent after use to clean up.

Your new table should be repolished after about three weeks or when the table surface appears to be more vulnerable to marking. Thereafter the table should be repolished on a needs basis about every 6 to 12 weeks dependent on the intensity of use. The finish is designed to be able to be completely sanded off, should the table become “too marked” over the years ahead and this really allows you to use your Solid Oak furniture on a regular basis without being afraid of the marking or scratching that will occur with relaxed use!

Repolishing process

Grease / Wine patches/ Heat marks:

Scrape away excessive marks using very sharp Stanley knife blade that you use by putting a slight curve in the blade using your thumbs and by angling the blade by about 5 - 10 degrees. Sand these patches down using very fine sand paper, sanding with the grain at all times.

Treat these patches by using a thin coat of polish applied with a cotton cloth and then wiping off the surplus after about three minutes using an absorbent cotton cloth. Allow the surfaces to dry for about three hours and then sand the complete surface using very fine sandpaper. Remove all sanding dust.

Complete surface recoating

Gently sand down the complete table and flaps. Then using a rapid circular motion with a cloth, recoat the complete area sparingly with the polish and after three minutes or so rub down with a clean cloth up and down the complete surface of the table (following the grain). After allowing to dry overnight the table may then be lightly rubbed down with fine wire wool to remove any remaining rough patches.

Always store your polish in a cool dark place. Always throw used cloths away, as they may ignite under extreme conditions! Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 01635 255352.