Care Instructions

Raw Plywood

Many of our products are supplied in a raw, sanded finish. The easiest method for cleaning marks and minor stains is to gently sand the surface with 180 grit sand paper. Sand with the grain of the timber to avoid scratches.

Film Face Plywood

Premium Grade Birch Plywood covered with coloured Phenolic film. The film face surface is best cleaned with a soft, damp cloth. Gentle solvents and cleaning products can also be used for stubborn stains on the film face surface.

Porter’s Clearcote

Wipe clean with a soft damp cloth. Avoid the use of harsh chemicals. Surface scratches can be repaired by cutting back and re-coating.

Porter’s heavy duty Clearcote is a low odour, fast drying, water-based clear finish suitable for a variety of interior and exterior surfaces. Porter’s Clearcote is exterior durable, has excellent UV stability and resists yellowing.


eColour finishes provide a scrubbable surface that can be wiped clean with a soft damp cloth. Avoid the use of harsh chemicals. Surface scratches can be repaired by cutting back and re-coating. Avoid contact with foodstuffs.

eColour Polyclear

Polyclear is a unique and tough hard surface sealer that provides maximum protection. It provides a clear, hard finish for timber and concrete. Suitable for interior timber. Not suitable for surfaces where water can form puddles as it may appear milky until water dries.

eColour Eco Living Interior Low Sheen

Eco Living Interior Low Sheen is a zero VOC, acrylic paint that produces a premium quality low sheen finish.


For general cleaning, use a soft, damp cloth. To remove light stains, a plant based liquid soap (like Osmo Wash and Care) diluted in water is recommended. Plant based soaps will help to feed the timber whereas a chemical based soap may strip the finish over time.

Osmo natural wood finishes are based on natural vegetable oils and waxes. The oil penetrates the wood surface, protecting the wood from deep within. The waxes form an elastic, microprorous surface which protects the wood from external moisture and abrasion. The wood remains naturally beautiful, protected and durable. Osmo is micro-porous and does not crack, flake, peel or blister.

The Osmo surface is extremely tough and hard-wearing. It is water-repellent and dirt-resistant. The finish is resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and water etc. When dry, the finish is safe for humans, animals and plants. Dirt can easily be removed without trace. Renovating, even partially, is easy. Just clean and re-treat worn areas: No sanding, no repair marks, no removal of previous Osmo finish.

Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner is recommended to clean and rejuvenate surfaces finished with Osmo. Apply sparingly from the spray container to an area of around 1 sqm, and buff into the timber using a lint free rag. It will dry immediately. Finish by buffing with the grain of the timber.

Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner will also remove stubborn stains. Pour some of the product onto a cloth and rub into the stain and remove the loosened dirt. A super-fine steel wool can be used with the Liquid Wax Cleaner for extra stubborn stains or marks.

Surfaces can easily be touched up without sanding back to bare wood or visible brush marks. First clean and dry the surface, then rub back with a polishing pad if necessary. Apply the Osmo very thinly as per application instructions.