If you want your solid wood slab table to last for years to come, it's crucial to maintain it properly. Luckily, The Table Guy finishes all their tables in the premium Rubio Monocoat hardwax oil system, making them easy to care for in Singapore.
To refresh your table surface, it's recommended that you oil your table at least once a year using the Rubio Monocoat Easy Care Kit. Here's a quick DIY guide to help you do it right:
Frequency: Plan to oil your table at least once a year, ideally before/ after a hosting holiday.
Tools: You'll need gloves, good ventilation, and the Rubio Monocoat Easy Care Kit.
Method: Shake the Maintenance Oil thoroughly before use. Work in sections that you can easily reach. Clean and dry your table. Start your timer for 10 minutes. Apply some Maintenance Oil directly to the wood surface and use the applicator sponge to spread it evenly. When your timer for 10 minutes ends, promptly remove all excess oil off with the buffing cloth. The table should be dry after you have finished buffing it. Refer to this demo video for the step-by-step process.
Tips: Clear all chairs and obstacles, and get all your tools prepped and in one place before starting. Use a retired dishwashing sponge and old t-shirt as viable replacements for the box applicator and buffing cloth, and remove the oil promptly to avoid hardening.
Once you've finished applying the oil, buff off all excess oil and plan for at least four hours of no-touch time (up to 24 hours for the best results). Make sure your table area is well-ventilated during this time.
By following these simple steps, you can prevent costly repairs and restoration down the line, and enjoy a fresh table. So, give your table some love today and make it last for years to come!