CARE & MAINTENANCE
Maintenance Instructions & Recommended Care
Recycled timber products are sealed and finished/polished with a variety of coatings. The purpose is to protect them from:
- Spoiling due to moisture;
- To ensure the timber maintains its look and character, and
- To ensure the product has a smooth, attractive surface that highlights the natural beauty of the timber.
As long as there are no open or exposed raw parts of timber and regular care measures are taken, a natural timber look
and protection should be retained over time. The colour of the timber may change slightly depending on the finish used.
Care for Bench Tops, Vanities & Furniture
Customer to finish:
Our custom-made products such as bench tops, vanities and furniture can be supplied raw as ‘blanks’, with finish applied by the customer or their representative. In the instance where the customer is finishing the product, relevant maintenance and care instructions of the customer’s chosen finish / coating product is to be followed by the customer, and Round 2 Timbers takes no responsibility for the quality or outcome of the finish or ongoing care of the finished product.
Round 2 Timbers to arrange to finish:
If we arrange any sealing and finishing for our customers, then appropriate care must reflect the advice of the finishes we use.
If the product has been oiled with a finishing oil such as Liberon Finishing Oil, it may need a follow-up coat after a long period of time. Please follow the product instructions for detailed care advice. Various products are available online and at hardware stores to keep oiled timber conditioned and to remove stains, dirt, dust and marks from the surface.
We can usually arrange for one of the following coatings to be applied to your product, based on suitability and
Two Pack (2 pac) Polyurethane:
This coating is very tough and durable, with improved scratch resistance and high resistance to impact, heat, water, oil, alcohol and staining from liquids. It’s a commercial finish typically used for kitchens and wet areas such as bathrooms or laundries. Timber colour is likely to be well maintained if proper care is taken. It is maintained in the short term onsite by wiping with a slightly damp cloth or spray on wax for bigger scratches/marks.
Water-based Polyurethane finish:
This is most suited when a natural effect is desired, as it leaves the natural wood’s look, touch and shade virtually unchanged. The resins from which this product is formulated are resistant to light and chemicals. Timber colour is likely to be well maintained if proper care is taken. It is commonly used in kitchens and bathrooms and maintained in the short term onsite by wiping with a slightly damp cloth or spray on wax for bigger scratches/marks.