Aftercare Advice for Timber Worktops
Below are some simple guidelines that need to be observed in order that all timber work surfaces give a lifetime of good service.
- Do not allow liquids to stand for any period of time Always mop up spills of water and other liquids straight away. (The finishing oil is water resistant, not waterproof). Also wipe away any acidic liquids that may spill on your Timber straight away as these may stain your worktop.
- Always use a pot stand and trivets to protect the timber from hot, rough, wet, and dirty pots pans and baking trays. Direct contact from iron, steel, or copper vessels can also stain the timber surfaces. Always protect your timber from direct contact with the above.
- Never chop up your fruit or vegetables directly on your timber worktop, this will create unnecessary marks and cuts in your worktop. Always use cutting boards to chop and slice food upon.
- When you are cleaning the worktops use a small amount of water, you can add a small drop of washing up liquid to the water which will be enough to clean your worktop. Don’t use any cleaning products with chemicals as this may damage your timber.
Aftercare Advice for Resin Worktops
- Resin worktops do not have any pores. This means they are simple and easy to clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaning detergent. Tougher stains, caused by food colouring, tea or fruit juice can easily be removed using a bleaching agent (do not leave in contact with the work surface for more than five minutes). Clean the surface with a domestic all-purpose cleaner and rinse with clean water, you can even remove nail varnish easily with nail varnish remover once it is acetone free.
- Avoid using any cleaning agents that contain acid, such as methyl chloride or acetone. If any of these agents ever come in contact with your worktop wipe away immediately with soapy water to avoid any discolouring.
- Do not place hot pots or pans directly onto your resin surface, place a board or a matt underneath hot object to protect your worktop from marking. If your pour hot boiling water onto the surface by accident you can pour cold water straight on to counter act this. Any burn marks may be removed by using an abrasive sponge.
Avoid using sharp objects on your resin top as it will cause small cut marks or scratches, If this does happen contact us and we may be able to fix this with call out and a service. It is not recommended to spray and fix scratches unprofessionally.