wipe with a cloth, preferably one that has been wrung-out after saturation in a soap solution.
REMEMBER: Never use washing-up liquid!
All soap-treated surfaces are, and must be treated with white soap flakes (with the highest possible oil content).
Soap solution: 2 tbsp. (1/4 dl.) white
soap flakes to 1 litre of boiling water.
Allow the soap to dissolve and let the mixture cool – max. temperature 20°C.
Before you start the treatment, stir the mixture carefully.
For application use a sponge, saturated with soap oil. Apply generous amounts of the soap oil (as little water as possible) and allow it to sit for 3-5 minutes. If the soap dries out before wiping, apply more soap.
Finish off by wiping any excess soap from the furniture.
NB. NEVER pour soap solution directly onto the furniture.
The furniture only needs the soap oil, not the water. If you apply too much water, cracks may occur when the wood dries. Never use steel wool or grease-removing agents.
You should treat the table for the first time 14 days after you receive it. You should then treat it as and when required. Even furniture, which you do not use that often, should be maintained regularly.
If the furniture is very dirty, it can be cleaned with a soap and water solution and the coarse side of a kitchen sponge, by scrubbing in the direction of the grain.
Remove the dirty soap immediately. You can then treat the furniture as described above.
If the furniture is scratched, polish it first with sandpaper following the grain of the wood. Finish using a polishing sponge, before giving the table a soap treatment.
When it comes to table-tops, you should also treat the underside to compensate for the tensions that can occur in the wood.
The first few times you treat the wood, the fibres of the wood may stick out, making the wood feel rough.
Polish very gently with the polishing sponge.
Tip: Save the soap solution and store the sponge in the soap, keeping the solution in a tightly sealed container.
If the soap gets too thick, dilute it with boiling water.