The principles of proper care for solid wood furniture

Have you bought one of our solid oak pieces for your home and now you're not really sure how to properly care for it?

Don't worry, it is not a science.

Just follow a few principles and avoid possible scenarios that can cause great damage (verified in practice) and your solid wood furniture will remain beautiful for decades.

Watch out for this:

Scarecrow #1 - Water

Lots of water and more time. Watch out for that. Unsightly stains guaranteed.You water a flower and you don't notice that the water has flowed under the flower pot on the table. You put the wet glass away from the coaster and a ring will remain behind it. No advice for this, just be careful :)

Scarecrow #2 - Grease

We have already experienced greasy stains several times. They look ugly, but on oiled wood they have the advantage that sooner or later they will disappear by themselves. So don't worry and wait it out for a while. Scarecrow #3 - Urine (of pets, children, and so on :))

Scarecrow #3 - Urine (of pets, children, and so on :))

It sounds weird, but it can happen, trust me. Just leave a pee-peeped diaper on the table for a while and an ugly black stain is born. Watch out for it! If the wood comes into contact with urine, soak it up as soon as possible with a clean cloth, then wipe the area thoroughly (preferably several times) with another cloth soaked in clean water.

Treat all stains as soon as possible!

Routine maintenance

  • You won't harm anything if you wipe the oak wood with a clean cloth soaked in water. Always use a dry cloth afterwards and wipe the wood dry.
  • If necessary, use the Osmo cleaning spray, which effectively cleans the dirty surface of the wood without disturbing the protection with natural waxes and oils that we apply to the wood.
  • Do not use any solvents, soaps, jar, alcohol, oils.
  • Do not place very hot or cold objects on the surface.


  • All ouk products are intended for interior use.
  • Wood is a living material and it still works, e.g. due to changes in humidity in the apartment.
  • Its color may change slightly over time and due to exposure to sunlight and UV rays, which is not considered a quality defect.