Cleaning and Caring for Wood Furniture

How to Oil Wooden Furniture

Wood will lose its natural beauty from exposure to sunlight, dirt buildup and cleaning with abrasive chemicals. To prevent damage and revitalize your wood furniture, try Goddard’s Lemon or Orange Furniture Oils.Step 1: Apply directly to a clean soft cloth.Step 2: Spread evenly over surface in the direction of the wood grain.Step 3: Allow oil to sit on the surface for a minute or two.Step 4: Wipe with a clean, soft cotton or microfiber cloth.

How to Oil Butcher Block Countertops

Using a wooden butcher block or cutting board is a classic way to prepare food. When wood is frequently used and washed clean, it becomes worn and dried out. Goddard’s Butcher Block Oil will absorb into the wood to condition and protect it.Step 1: Wipe down the countertop to be sure it is crumb and dirt free.Step 2: Apply a small amount of oil on wood surface and wipe with a clean, dry cloth.Step 3: For worn or dry wood, repeat application.

Pro Tips for Protecting Wood Surfaces

  • Do not use harsh cleaners or chemicals on wooden counters.
  • To avoid scratches on wood surfaces, do not toss hard objects directly onto the wood.
  • Use coasters under glasses to protect wooden tables from water rings.
  • Avoid placing wood furniture near heating units or vents. The dry heat can cause the wood to dry and shrink resulting in cracks.
  • Keep wooden furniture out of direct sunlight. The heat can fade and destroy fine finishes overtime.
(Reference: Goddard's USA. "Cleaning and Caring for Wood Furniture".

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