The natural oils used for Pilat&Pilat furniture enhance the structure and the colour of the wood and create a strong and abrasion-proof surface. The special composition of the oil ensures the 'breathing” ability of the floor. That is the reason why the wood is resilient and durable, while it retains its natural properties.
The colour of the wood may fade through frequent use of the furniture. In that case you may wish to bring the furniture ‘back to life’ using the maintenance oil supplied (natural or white-pigmented). The maintenance oil repairs the original film of oil and gives a silky, resilient and dirt & water resistant layer.
Use a moist cloth for everyday cleaning of the furniture.
When using the white-pigmented maintenance oil, remember to shake the bottle (and possibly stir the fluid) to ensure the white pigment and the oil are mixed well.
Apply a small amount of maintenance oil to a cotton cloth and rub into the wood.
Allow drying for 20 minutes; rub the furniture dry with a clean cotton cloth in the direction of the wood grain. Repeat the treatment after approx. 40 minutes.
Do not use the furniture in the usual manner for 4 hours. After treatment with maintenance oil, avoid water contact with the treated areas to allow the undisturbed curing process.
After use, remember to rinse the cotton cloth that has been used to rub in the maintenance oil and let it dry in the open air. Alternatively, dip the cloth into water, put it into a plastic bag and throw it away. That is to avoid the risk of spontaneous combustion