SOLID WOOD CARE TREATMENT
For maintenance of bee waxed treated wood surfaces, use:
– Bee wax
– Soft sponge (car wax sponge)
– 320 and 1000 grain sandpaper
– Clean and dry cloth
The bee wax will penetrate the grain of the wood, building a dirt and water repellent coat that protects the
wood and gives it a smooth finish and a silky touch.
Use bee wax for periodic maintenance of wooden furniture. It is highly recommended to treat the furniture
once a year to prevent it from drying out and to rejuvenate the wood.
1. Gently pass the surface with a cotton cloth, cleaning or drying it.
2. To ensure proper adhesion, use 320 sandpaper to abrade the whole surface. It is important to work in the
direction of the grain when abrading and not to force the abrasion.
3. Gently pass the cotton cloth again to remove any dust or powder from the abrasion.
4. Use one teaspoon to calibrate the amount of bee wax necessary for the treatment of one piece of furniture
(1 teaspoon for 1 chair). Do not exceed.
5. Apply small amounts of bee wax to the soft sponge (car wax sponge) and gently rub it on the whole surface.
6. Remove the exceeding bee wax by passing the cloth gently until the wood is completely smooth to the
touch and let the furniture dry untouched for 3 days.
7. After 3 days, use the 1000 sandpaper to gently remove the remaining bee wax that wasn’t absorbed and
smooth the surface. Pass the cloth one last time to finish the treatment.
Storage and Disposal
Store the cloth, sponge, sandpaper and bee wax in a dry and secluded place.
Disposal according to local regulations.
– Dents and Scratches
Scratches can be smoothed and small scratches can be completely removed by applying a warm and wet towel
on the scratch and do a little pressure with a hot iron (apply the iron on the cloth and never directly on the
wood), a few times.
Let the furniture dry for a couple of days and then do a bee wax maintenance on the area, or in the entire
furniture (320 sandpaper, beewax, 1000 sandpaper).
– Stains (wine, etc)
Carefully rub the stain(s) with a humid soft sponge. If the stains have been absorbed into the wood, abrade
the area with 280 grit sandpaper. Afterwards, treat the surface with bee wax on the area or in the entire
furniture and after 3 days abrade it with 1000 grit sandpaper (same process of the periodic maintenance).aintenance).
– Candle Wax
Wait until the wax is completely dried and remove it gently not no scratch the surface. Then carefully rub the
stain with a soft cleaning sponge. If necessary, do a bee wax maintenance on the area or in the entire furniture
(same process of the periodic maintenance).
– Ink, Pens, Watercolor, etc
Try to remove the stain as much as possible using blotting paper or a cloth.
– Burn Marks
If the burn mark is superficial, it can be removed by abrasion with sandpaper. However, professional expertise
might be necessary, if the burn is significant (be careful not to make the damage worse).
It is important to abrade a bigger area and not the single burnt zone, to avoid a depression or even a hole.
Proceed to abrade and then treat with beewax, same process of the periodic maintenance.
Avoid leaving steel objects on oak for longer periods of time. The steel will leave black marks when reacting
with the wood, especially with oak. These marks can only be removed by abrasion.
When working with abrading materials such as the sandpaper, always work in the direction of the grain. In
some cases, make sure to abrade over a large area to avoid creating a depression.