LAXseries products are solid wood so do not fret if you find a color variation in the wood. This is a natural element to wood and is part of what makes our products unique.
To clean: use a damp cloth with a mild detergent. We recommend using a boiled linseed oil (non-slow absorbing variety) every 3 – 6 months or as needed to return the wood to its original luster. To apply Linseed oil, we recommend applying it to a clean, dry, lint-free cloth first, then applying it to the wood surface. Wipe the entire surface that you are refinishing to get the best results. Once the oil has cured into the wood (after roughly 15 minutes) any excess can be wiped off using a second clean, dry cloth. *Do not pour the oil directly onto the LAXseries product as it could leave an uneven coat causing discoloration in the wood. Please note, every piece of furniture is unique and will respond differently to various wood refinishing products.
It is wood’s natural property to lighten when exposed to sunlight. If a piece is kept in partial sunlight, the UV rays can lighten the exposed area, creating a more pronounced variation in the wood grain. We recommend keeping your LAXseries pieces in either full or completely out of sunlight to create a more even tone across your piece. Please be aware, if objects rest in the sunlit surface the covered surface will remain lighter once it is moved. This light spot will take time to blend back into the surrounding area and may not fully be as dark. We recommend using coasters to prevent drink/condensation rings from forming. Dish pads should also be used to prevent hot dishes from burning/darkening the wood tone. Wipe-up any spills immediately, as the liquid might cause damage and discoloration if it seeps into the wood. Avoid placing rubber or plastic products directly on the wood as these can cause damage to the finish. Use a protective sheet, like a cloth or felt, in between the two pieces.
If you encounter any stains, like a watermark from a glass, lightly sand the affected area using 220 grit sand paper. Sand with the grain (we recommend wrapping the paper around the straight edge of a wood block, as this keeps even pressure). Once you have sanded below the blemish and/or the linseed oil coating, you will have reached the raw wood. We recommend reapplying a coating of boiled linseed oil (non-slow absorbing variety), which is relatively affordable and widely available at most home improvement and hardware stores. To apply Linseed oil, we recommend applying it to a clean, dry, lint-free cloth first, then applying it to the wood surface. Once the oil has cured into the wood (after roughly 15 minutes) any excess can be wiped off using a second clean, dry cloth.