HOUE Bamboo Maintenance Oil
Produced by HOUE / Denmark
Bamboo is a material that needs to be taken care of in order to maintain a rich and beautiful surface for many years. It has a very hard surface, but it also becomes porous if left to dry out. Therefore, we recommend to treat bamboo with oil suitable for outdoor furniture.
Use oil in moderation when applying: more does not always equal better. Oil the product as soon as you start using it and then 3-4 times a year should be sufficient. HOUE bamboo is treated with fungicide and oil from the factory, which helps prevent deterioration of the material. The bamboo will eventually fade with sunlight and the weather, but maintenance, oil and cleaning will help keep the bamboo lasting for many years.
To prevent the bamboo from deterioration, do not cover the table or chairs. Bamboo is a natural material that needs to be able to breathe. By using a cover, condensation will occur and eventually this will cause bamboo to develop mould and fungi. As any natural material standing outside, there is a risk of infection from fungi and spores from the environment. It will occur on the bamboo as black or brown spots, and these should be removed as soon as possible.
Removing fungi and repairing a damaged surface:
- Make the bamboo surface wet, and scrub with a stiff brush. This cleans deep into the bamboo and removes grime and fungi. A small amount of soap can be used.
- When the bamboo is dry, use a power sander to sand the bamboo, just like any other solid wood. Start with a medium-coarse sandpaper, and when the desired removal is achieved, step up to a fine sandpaper to finish the surface. Make sure to sand the bamboo evenly everywhere and be sure to sand with the grain.
- After cleaning and sanding, it is important that the surface of the bamboo is sealed immediately with oil again. Apply according to the instructions on the product label, making sure not to apply more than necessary.
- Let the oil dry and enjoy your bamboo product.
Can size - 250 ml.
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