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Care and Maintenance

Care and maintenance

Maintenance of our Wood veneered Fronts

It’s very important to maintain the fronts as they are real wood.

We use oil for a variety of reasons. One benefit is that your fronts can be refreshed, meaning your kitchen will not only last for years but, with the correct maintenance, look as good as the day it arrived.

DO NOT USE ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS. DO NOT USE ANYTHING ABRASIVE

Most household cleaners are designed to remove grease and oil. This means that using a generic household cleaner will strip your fronts of the oil we use to protect them.

Our recommended cleaning products can be purchased here : Store

Recommended products for maintenance

Remember to select the colour that matches the finish you have on your kitchen:


Maintenance oil and liquid wax cleaner are available in white or clear.
For white-oiled or Raw oiled kitchens, use the white product.
For natural or coloured fronts, use the clear product.
We only oil Fenix and Forbo on the sides; use the product which matches your finish.


Osmo spray cleaner

For regular cleaning of your fronts we recommend using Osmo spray cleaner for oiled and waxed interior wood.
That is ideal for wood worktops, doors, furniture & more
Effectively cleans and moisturises the wood
Quick drying and easy to use
Dries to a streak-free finish
And is Low V.O.C
This is also available as an anti-bacterial version.

 

The following products are advised to be used for regular maintenance. Just wipe over with a rag whenever the fronts start to look or feel dry or lacklustre.


Liquid Wax Cleaner

Intensive cleaning and refreshing
Available in clear for natural oiled fronts or white for white or raw oiled fronts.
Liquid Wax Cleaner, cleans and regenerates the wood at the same time.
Removes tough stains such as grease and shoe polish
Maintains protected surfaces without wear of treatment
Easy to use for occasional use
Provides the wood with natural hard waxes without forming a film on the surface
Ideal for domestic use

Osmo Maintenance Oil

Occasional use to Refresh heavily used areas
Available in clear sheens for natural oiled fronts or white for raw or white oiled fronts
Fast drying
Cleans and regenerates the wood at the same time
Removes tough stains such as grease and shoe polish
Maintains protected surfaces without wear of treatment
Occasional maintenance without the need for sanding

These products can be purchased here : Store

Why oil?


Your fronts are finished with Osmo Natural Wax Oil. The reason we choose to use oil as opposed to lacquers or varnishes is that they can be refinished time and again. Oil will not crack, peel or flake. Your kitchen’s life is endless with the right care and maintenance! If scratched, stained or damaged, other finishes would require completely sanding back and refinishing. If you scratch, stain or damage your oiled fronts, you can sand the area and reapply the oil, making touch-ups very easy.


Why Osmo?

At Custom Fronts, we heavily research and test all products we use. The impact on the planet is always at the forefront of our choices, along with durability and beauty. Osmo is sustainable, using plant based ingredients and water based, therefore meaning a zero/low V.O.C rating. They have over 100 years of experience and are an ethical company. Osmo Polyx Oils protect the wood from in and outside, does not form a film and forms a protecting, microporous, hardwearing and extremely durable surface. Based on natural and renewable vegetable oils with a very low-V.O.C content, the products are environmentally friendly. Osmo’s products are food, child and pet safe.

For detailed guides and further information please visit the Osmo Help Centre.

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