Skovby Oil in Neutral from the Skovby Care Collection is a vegetable based oil product for wood furniture. This oil product impregnates the wood, creating a protective barrier that helps repel dirt and moisture. We suggest you use this on your oiled furniture regularly to protect and maintain the wood.
This common European wood finish is not see quite as often in the states. However, it creates an almost rustic finish that enhances the natural characteristics of the wood. The oil helps to protect the wood, although it does not seal the wood in the way that a lacquer or varnished finish would.
Using the Skovby White Oil is used to maintain the appearance of light woods. It can also make wood appear more white or light. This product can be used in conjunction with the Skovby Oil in Neutral. Skovby suggests using the Neutral Oil to treat light woods – then apply the White Oil every third application. You can adjust these instructions based on your preferences.
Should I oil new furniture?
Oiled furniture can sometimes appear dry at first. It can also have dry spots since the different parts of the wood may absorb oil at different rates. This is natural, and can be evened out with an oil treatment. For these reasons and to increase protection of the wood, you may want to oil the piece when you receive it. In order to keep the wood protected, we recommend that you use this product on your oiled furniture periodically.
How to Apply Skovby Oil
Shake before use. Lightly sand the surface along the grain using a soft sanding sponge (grit 220). Then remove the sanding dust with a clean cloth. If necessary, clean the surface with a cloth well wrung out in lukewarm water added a few drops of uncolored washing-up liquid (pH neutral). Afterwards wipe the surface with a clean, dry cloth. Leave the wood to dry for about two hours before treating it with oil from Skovby Care Collection.
Apply the oil directly onto the surface in an even, thin layer and rub it in gently with an uncolored cloth/sponge. After 2-3 minutes surplus oil is wiped off with a clean, dry cloth. It is very important that this is done while the surface is still wet. It will take the oil up to two days to harden completely and provide maximum protection. Before the oil has hardened it can rub off on clothing. This cannot be washed off. See how it’s done in the video below!
We recommend drying rags used for applying oil outside. After they are completely dry, they can be disposed of normally.
Maintaining your Oiled Furniture
For daily cleaning, wipe the furniture with a clean, dry cloth or a cloth well wrung out in lukewarm water (if necessary added a few drops of washing-up liquid per litre of water). Follow by wiping with a clean, dry cloth.