Leather is a natural material, and therefore it is only natural that leather is marked by events that have affected the animal during its lifetime. Genuine high-quality leather will always have small features unlike artificial leather (plastic), which has a regular structure.
As a natural material, leather requires care. If you take care of the leather in the right way, it will become even more beautiful over time.
Vacuum only with a soft brush. Never use soap or water, otherwise the velvety look and feel will disappear. Do not apply leather grease or soak the leather. Avoid chemical products, such as saddle soap, other leather cleaners or household products. Protect from direct sunlight, excessive heat and sharp objects.
If cleaning is necessary, use boiled water with good quality natural soap shavings.
Soap-treated oakSoap-treated surfaces have a similar look and feel to untreated wood. Due to the light surface treatment, soap-treated surfaces are easier to maintain.
Soaped oak ages very beautifully and develops a natural patina over time.
If you care for the oak, the surface will become more resistant to dirt, by being treated by daily use and washing through in natural soap flakes.
Daily cleaningUse a clean dry soft cloth. For cleaning, use a well-wrung cloth with lukewarm water. Dirt and oil stains should be removed with a light solution of soapy water. Use 1/4 DL soap flakes to 1 L of warm water.
After the stains have been removed, the entire wooden surface must be covered with the soap solution and then wiped with the well-wrung cloth.
Twice a year, soap-treated wooden surfaces must be washed with a soap solution as described above. Apply the soap solution to all surfaces. Spread the soap solution evenly, but be careful not to soak the oak. Wipe off with a soft cloth well wrung out.
Warning: By applying the soap solution regularly, the dirt resistance of the surface is improved. However, excessive use of soap can destroy the wood fibers and the natural color of the wood. Especially for oak, which is rich in tannic acids, overuse of soap can cause the surface to turn brown and dull.
Never use sulfates, brown soap, linseed oil, or detergents that contain iron. Oak surfaces should be protected from steel and iron objects, as the metal can react with the wood and leave permanent black stains.
Oil-treated oak surfaces are highly resistant to dirt and water, small scratches and marks are not easy to see. The oil is absorbed into the oak, creating a surface that is smooth with a silky touch.
Use a clean, dry cloth. If stains cannot be removed with a dry cloth, use a clean cloth soaked in clean water and wrung out well. Wipe the surface thoroughly in the direction of the grain. If necessary, soap flakes can be added to the water (¼ DL soap flakes to 5 liters), or use a clear oil specially intended for oiled surfaces. After washing and removal of stains, new oil should be applied to the entire surface according to the maintenance instructions.
Warning: Never use chemicals, scouring pads, steel wool or the like, as this will damage the surface.
Oil-treated surfaces should be maintained with a thin layer of new oil. Applying new oil should only be done when necessary, being careful not to over treat. If the wood surface looks dry, faded or stained, an oil product should be applied.
Applying oil 1-2 times a year is usually enough to maintain the color and luster of the oak.
Before applying oil, the surface should be cleaned with a soft cloth that has been wrung out well in lukewarm water. If the wood grain "raises", lightly sand it with a 240-grit sandpaper. After spreading the oil evenly over the entire wood surface, wipe off the oil with a clean, dry cloth in the direction of the wood grain and allow the surface to dry completely.
Warning: Never use linseed oil for the maintenance of wooden surfaces.
Oil-soaked rags are flammable and should be disposed of responsibly.
The oak is smoked in ammonia steam. After sanding, the smoked oak is then treated with a clear oil. Smoked oak should therefore be treated like oil-treated oak. (See instructions above)
Painted surfaces are highly resistant to dirt and water and require little maintenance compared to untreated surfaces. However, painted surfaces should not be soaked in water or other liquids as this may cause staining.
Maintenance and cleaning
Wipe with a clean dry cloth or a cloth wrung out in clean water. Wipe off immediately with a clean, dry cloth. Wipe dirty surfaces with a cloth wrung out in a soap solution or water and detergent. Wipe off immediately with a clean, dry cloth.
Powder coated steel
Steel surfaces are highly resistant to dirt and liquids. However, water can make stains and cause damaged painted steel surfaces to rust.
Maintenance and cleaning
Wipe off with a cloth wrung out in water and detergent. Wipe off immediately with a clean, dry cloth.