An oiled wood table means that the table will be saturated with oil during the treatment.
This oiled wood table renovation consists of the following steps:
- Cleaning the surface
- Sanding off the top layer (lacquer / wax or other varnish)
- Sanding several layers to remove scratches and/or stains
- Cleaning the dust from the wood table
- Polishing the wood table with lambskin
- Applying a colorless oil
- Resting (The wood table needs time to absorb the oil and possibly to sweat it out again)
- Dry polishing the surface of the wood table
After these 8 steps, the table has a glossy finish that will become matt over time. The oil finish highlights the wood grain and therefore the character of the table.
The wood will also become slightly darker but with a more lively appearance.
What should be taken into account when choosing an oiled wood table?
A well-oiled wood table is to a certain extent still sensitive to liquids and scratches, but much less than a natural wood table.
Contact with liquids should be avoided. This also applies to clean wipes and products. If the table needs cleaning, it is recommended to clean the table as a whole and, if necessary, polish it with an oilcloth. Except for colorless oil, any form of liquid can cause damage.
You can maintain an oiled wood table yourself, in between professional maintenances, by applying fresh oil on a regular basis.