Patina: The patina is the result of the way the timber surface responds to its environment. The moisturiser at the surface traps the majority of the dirt and contaminants that might have otherwise entered the timber. Over time a small amount of the dirt and grime pigments transfer into the timber fibre contributing to a permanent richer look. Each time the wood is cleaned and revived, the improved patina becomes more apparent.
When maintaining a Moisturised surface, choose one of the following procedures.
- Sticky finger marks and the like are easily removed by wiping the timber with a soft cloth that has been damped with warm water & a drop of detergent.
- Although the natural appearance conceals dust and dirt well, it is very simple to dust and polish whenever you like by buffing the timber with a soft cloth that has been damped with a small amount of “Moisturiser”.
Light Duty Reviving
- When the surface has dried out or becomes dirty, repeat steps 1 – 3 of the Moisturisers Application Method
- Approximately 5 – 10 minutes after re-applying the “Moisturiser”, scrub the surface with a medium course nylon abrasive pad. (This is done to break up light levels of dust and grime.)
Heavy Duty Reviving
- The ‘Heavy Duty Reviving’ procedure is ideal for removing hard to remove grime that the ‘Light Duty Reviving’ process did not succeed on.
- Heavy Duty Reviving’ is also ideal for removing mould and paint splatters from your finished timber as well as “Moisturiser” that has got onto windows.
1. Spray “Flusher” onto the affected area while scrubbing with a “Grit Embedded Nylon Pad” or a “Soft Bristled Brush”.
2. While the surface is still wet, remove the gunge using a soft dry absorbent cloth in a rolling action.
A squeegee can also be used for this process.
3. Check to see if the desired result has been achieved and repeat if necessary.
4. Once the timber has dried Re-finish the surface with Moisturiser (Finishing timber with moisturiser, Steps 1 – 3)