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.


Surfaces that have been finished with Osmo are automatically water and dirt resistant. However, the surface will need to be maintained on an on-going basis. The degree of maintenance depends on the degree of usage.

For frequent cleaning, we recommend using Osmo Spray Cleaner. The solution contains soaps based on natural plant oils. The ingredients are water soluble and prevent streaking and layer build up. Especially mild on skin, the solution is biodegradable, and is free from dyes, solvents and emissions. The surface remains food safe. Use as often as required.

Avoid using regular household or harsh chemical detergents, as these are designed to dissolve grease and oil, and over time, will break down the Osmo finished surface.

Should the furniture become faded or dull, after continual usage or incorrect maintenance over time, it may need some form of rejuvenation. In a commercial situation, this rejuvenation could be weekly, monthly or whenever it is considered necessary. In most cases, the use of Osmo’s Liquid Wax Cleaner Spray will be all that is required. Use the spray sparingly. Apply an even, thin coat over the whole area, and then buff the timber.

If the timber has a stubborn stain, use a fine white Scotchbrite abrasive pad to remove. Alternatively, fine grade steel wool could be used. Once the stain has been removed, apply a thin coat of wax spray and buff the timber.

For areas which are scratched or badly worn, the timber will need sanding to remove the scratches, and another coat of Osmo Polyx Oil applied. We recommend this level of maintenance is carried out by a professional.

Osmo products can be purchased from Natural Timber Oils