TIMBER CARE INDOOR FURNITURE


TIMBER CARE


DANISH OILED AND WHITE OILED TIMBER

We use a traditional wood oil finish followed by wax, applied by even application to the timber planks. This finish seals the pores of the timber, enhancing the natural structure of the wood and forming a water repellent protection against everyday wear and tear. One important benefit of this finish is the relative ease with which damage is repaired, as the timber can be reapplied with wax at any moment. We recommend you use only products supplied or approved by De La Espada.

For daily maintenance, use a damp cloth or sponge with clean water, wiping down the whole surface as one. Do not concentrate cleaning or wiping on small patches/areas of the tabletop or shelves, even if the mark/tarnish is located in one particular part of the surface as this will cause the surface to appear patchy. Any spillages should be wiped clean immediately. Once the immediate spillage is cleared, ensure that the whole surface is wiped clean. Do not use spirits, bleaches or any other chemical cleaners to clean the timber.

For long-term general maintenance, periodic reapplication of wax is required. Ideally, the furniture should be waxed once every six months to a year. Damages can be rectified through light sanding and/or the use of a steam iron in conjunction with wax application.

Please ensure that direct contact with hot objects is avoided by using table mats. Prevention is the best protection from surface scratches. Always use table mats, coasters and tablecloths to ensure a beautiful, long lasting surface.

Wood absorbs and releases moisture in response to its environment, so it is important to keep an eye on the relative humidity throughout the product’s life, and alter its environment as needed to achieve ideal conditions of 50% relative humidity at 20°C/68°F.

Find in-depth guidance on maintenance and repairs in our care film, and our Looking After Your Furniture care pack, which additionally includes information on maintaining a stable environment for your solid wood furniture.

BLACK OILED TIMBER

We use a traditional wood oil finish, applied by even application to the timber planks. This finish seals the pores of the timber, enhancing the natural structure of the wood and forming a water repellent protection against everyday wear and tear. One important benefit of this finish is the relative ease with which damage is repaired, as the timber can be reapplied with oil at any moment. We recommend you use only products supplied or approved by De La Espada.

For daily maintenance, use a damp cloth or sponge with clean water, wiping down the whole surface as one. Do not concentrate cleaning or wiping on small patches/areas of the tabletop or shelves, even if the mark/tarnish is located in one particular part of the surface as this will cause the surface to appear patchy. Any spillages should be wiped clean immediately. Once the immediate spillage is cleared, ensure that the whole surface is wiped clean. Do not use spirits, bleaches or any other chemical cleaners to clean the timber.

For long-term general maintenance, periodic reapplication of oil is required. Ideally, the furniture should be oiled once every six months to a year. Damages can be rectified through light sanding and/or the use of a steam iron in conjunction with oil application.

Please ensure that direct contact with hot objects is avoided by using table mats. Prevention is the best protection from surface scratches. Always use table mats, coasters and tablecloths to ensure a beautiful, long lasting surface.

Wood absorbs and releases moisture in response to its environment, so it is important to keep an eye on the relative humidity throughout the product’s life, and alter its environment as needed to achieve ideal conditions of 50% relative humidity at 20°C/68°F.

Find in-depth guidance on maintenance and repairs in our care film, and our Looking After Your Furniture care pack, which additionally includes information on maintaining a stable environment for your solid wood furniture.

LACQUERED TIMBER - OXIDISED OR STAINED FINISHES

We use a clear, matte lacquer to protect the colour while preserving the tactile surface of the timber. The lacquer is impermeable to water, though spillages should be wiped clean immediately.

For cleaning, we recommend a damp cloth or, if necessary, a mild soap diluted with water. We do not recommend furniture polish as this may damage the surface.

Please ensure that direct contact with hot objects is avoided by using table mats. Prevention is the best protection from surface scratches. Always use table mats, coasters and tablecloths to ensure a beautiful, long lasting surface. Avoid any impacts where possible, as damage of this nature will result in cracks to the lacquer.

Keep out of direct sunlight, as this may cause the colour to fade. 

Wood absorbs and releases moisture in response to its environment, so it is important to keep an eye on the relative humidity throughout the product’s life, and alter its environment as needed to achieve ideal conditions of 50% relative humidity at 20°C/68°F.

Find in-depth guidance on maintaining a stable environment for your solid wood furniture in our Looking After Your Furniture care pack.

PAINTED TIMBER

We use a paint which is applied by even application to the wood planks. This finish seals the pores of the timber, enhancing the natural structure of the wood and forming a water repellent protection against everyday wear and tear.

For daily maintenance, dust the surface. Use a damp cloth for periodic cleaning. If desired, a mild soap heavily diluted with water may be used to clean. Do not use spirits, bleaches or any other chemical cleaners to clean the surface. Prevention is the best protection against surface scratches. Use mats and coasters to protect the surface. Please ensure that direct contact with hot objects is avoided by using tablemats. Any spillages should be wiped clean immediately. Keep out of direct sunlight.

Wood absorbs and releases moisture in response to its environment, so it is important to keep an eye on the relative humidity throughout the product’s life, and alter its environment as needed to achieve ideal conditions of 50% relative humidity at 20°C/68°F.

Find in-depth guidance on maintaining a stable environment for your solid wood furniture in our  
Looking After Your Furniture care pack.


CARE FILMS


MAINTENANCE OF DANISH OR WHITE OILED TIMBER

A guide to maintaining De La Espada solid wood furniture with a Danish or white oil finish.
Watch the full film or individual chapters below.
 
Daily Cleaning 0:10 - 0:30; Applying Wax Refresher 0:30 - 3:06; Repairing Deep Scratches and Dents 3:06 - 4:20; Repairing Light Damage, Scratches and Stains 4:20 - 5:44

Daily Cleaning

Applying Wax Refresher

Repairing Deep Scratches and Dents

Repairing Light Damage, Scratches and Stains

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

It is advisable to wear gloves whilst applying wax. Waxy cloths can spontaneously combust if not disposed of properly. After use, immediately immerse cloth in water, thoroughly soaking it, then place the wet cloth in an airtight container — a metal can with a tight-fitting lid or a plastic bag — and seal tightly before disposal. Do not store wax near sources of extreme temperature. Do not take internally. Keep out of reach of children.

MAINTENANCE OF BLACK OILED TIMBER

A guide to maintaining De La Espada solid wood furniture with a black oil finish.
Watch the full film or individual chapters below.
 

Daily Cleaning 0:15 - 0:35; Applying Black Oil 0:35 - 4:17; Repairing Light Damage, Scratches and Stains 4:17 - 5:03; Repairing Deep Scratches and Dents 5:03 - 6:20

Daily Cleaning

Applying Black Oil

Repairing Light Damage, Scratches and Stains

Repairing Deep Scratches and Dents

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Always protect your hands with gloves when applying oil. Oily cloths can spontaneously combust if not disposed of properly. After use, immediately immerse cloth in water, thoroughly soaking it, then place the wet cloth in an airtight container — a metal can with a tight-fitting lid or a plastic bag — and seal tightly before disposal. If gloves or drop cloths have become saturated with oil it is a good idea to dispose of them following this method as well. Do not store oil near sources of extreme temperature. Do not take internally. Keep out of reach of children.


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