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How to care for solid wood furniture

Solid wood furniture is a living material that breathes every day. It dries, expands, expands and contracts depending on humidity and temperature, which can cause cracks and warping. Daily care is important for long-term use.

In addition, solid wood is easily penetrated by water, so we recommend a water-repellent cleaning method.

BEFOREWhen you drop water on unpainted wood, it penetrates along the wood grain, and if left untreated, it will remain as a stain.

This is what it looks like after applying the AFTER maintenance material. The shape of the water droplets is firmly raised and repels water.

Daily care

Wipe away dirt and dust with a dry, soft cloth. When wiping with water, use a cloth that has been wrung out thoroughly. If it gets too wet, don't forget to wipe it dry.

Regular maintenance method once every six months

What to prepare

  • Maintenance material This time we will use Renapur®, which is also available at the ANTRY online store. This is a naturally derived product containing beeswax and jojoba oil that provides oil to the wood, prevents it from drying out, and provides a natural shine and water repellent effect.
    For the Coupe Dining Table, we recommend Arbor dry wax, which gives a dry color that looks like unpainted wood. Please check the product page .
  • A worn out soft cloth. You can also use a towel or kitchen paper instead.

Regular maintenance and oiling the wood can prevent cracking and warping. You can enjoy the changes over time and use it for a long time.

*When using the maintenance material for the first time, please test it once on the back of the top plate or in an inconspicuous area.

From here on, we will explain the basic maintenance procedures for solid wood furniture.

① Wipe the dirt

Wipe off any dust or dirt on the surface. Please use a dry rag.

② Preparation of maintenance materials

Apply maintenance material to a clean rag. A small amount is effective, so the trick is not to apply too much at one time. If you go in one direction along the grain of the wood, it will be applied evenly and neatly.

③ Give it some time

Don't forget to paint the sides too. After painting, allow some time for the maintenance material to be absorbed. Approximately 10 to 20 minutes is the recommended time.

④ Wipe off excess maintenance material

If you wait for some time, excess ingredients that were not absorbed will remain on the surface. Wipe along the grain with a clean, dry rag. Don't forget to wipe down the sides too.

⑤ Let dry for at least 30 minutes

After wiping it dry, let it dry for a while until the stickiness disappears. Please place it in a well-ventilated place that is as dust-free as possible. If the stickiness remains after 30 minutes, wipe dry again.

⑥ Polish

Finish by polishing the surface with a clean, dry rag. Don't forget to brush the sides too.

Steps ① to ④ are the first process. Apply two coats to enhance the effectiveness of the paint. For the second coat, repeat steps ② to ④.

*Used rags may spontaneously combust in rare cases, so please wet them with water before disposing of them.

By doing this regularly, the tree will absorb nutrients properly. “Once every six months” is just a guideline. The condition of the furniture will change depending on the environment in which it is placed, so find a method that suits your furniture while considering how often you use the furniture and your preference for the finish.

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