Remove dust regularly using a dry microfibre mop or vacuum cleaner. Stains and marks can be easily removed with a dedicated floor cleaner and a damp floor mop or cloth. Never soak wooden floors with water.
- Wipe wood floors with a damp mop or lint-free cloth using diluted Blanchon Natural Soap or Blanchon Lagoon Cleaner, for frequent cleaning
- Work on one area at a time, rinsing the microfibre mop or cloth regularly. It should always be well wrung out to avoid getting the wood floor too wet
This should be carried out from once a week on light traffic floors or more frequently for heavy traffic areas.
Maintenance should be carried out when the Hard Wax Oil finish begins to look tired or worn. On high traffic wood floors, regular maintenance may be boosted by applying a thin coat of Blanchon Maintenance Oil or Blanchon Universal Maintenance Oil and buffed if required, either by hand or with a floor buffing machine.
Allow 15 days before the first maintenance treatment to allow Blanchon Hard Waxoil to fully cure. The polished area should be fully use-able in 4 - 8 hours.
For small areas with specific damage (cigarette burns, impact damage etc.) lightly sand with 120 grit sandpaper to remove the damage and then re-apply Blanchon Hard Wax Oil.
For larger areas or wood floors that have not been maintained as frequently as their use requires, a general sanding can be done using a buffing machine fitted with a sanding disc (about 120 grit) before applying a coat of undiluted Hard Waxoil. Polish by hand or with a buffing machine.