Product Care

So, now you’ve got a beautiful piece to call your own from studio50. That’s awesome! We want you to enjoy it for many years to come, so we’ve put together this comprehensive product care information page just for you.

Wood care suggestions (for food friendly surfaces):

Wash boards with soap and hot water, scrub, rinse, and dry. Never soak your wood and NEVER put it in the dishwasher. This goes without saying, but it should be washed after every use to avoid bacteria buildup.

To disinfect your boards, spray with vinegar, rinse and then spray with hydrogen peroxide at full strength, let sit for a few minutes and then rinse off with soap and water. This will wipe out any residual bacteria from food preparation. Depending on how heavy you use the board, this should be done at least once a week or immediately after you’ve cut raw meats. It is safe kitchen practice to have a designated board just for raw meat and other boards for veggies, bread etc.

To eliminate smells, rub your board with baking soda or lemon. These will absorb odors and leave your board smelling fresh and new.

You should re-season your board about once a week, depending on how often it is used, using studio50 board butter, a natural blend of expressed coconut oil and beeswax. Let it season overnight and then buff with a lint free cloth to remove excess oil mixture.

Wondering why coconut oil and beeswax?

Coconut oil because of its high saturated fat content it is slow to oxidize and, thus, resistant to rancidification. (The only other alternative that can be used is mineral oil)

Beeswax is a natural moisture repellant and helps the oil seasoning last longer.

If, after years of heavy use/cutting, your board becomes too rough for your liking, simply sand the board lightly until it becomes smooth and re-season with the coconut oil/beeswax blend. We also offer board “tune-ups” here at the studio for a small fee, for those who would prefer to stay dust-free!

Following these simple, eco-friendly steps will keep your wood looking and feeling great! (It thanks you, in advance)

Wood Care and Product (non-food surfaces)

Salvaged and reclaimed wood

MF Woodmate Transparent Protective Coating is a clear stain formulated from hybrid polymers. So in nonscientific terms it is a blend of inorganic and organic materials (Urethane, Acrylic and Natural Oils). This product works well on old wood to enhance it’s natural beauty and to protect it’s surface from exposure to the elements. It is also used on any of our pieces that are fully exposed to the outdoors.

On wood for outdoor use we apply 3 coats. For our housewares pieces 1-2 coats are used.

Tips for cleaning pieces crafted with old wood. Wipe with a damp lint free cloth. Use brush attachment on vacuum.

Solid wood

KUNOS Countertop oil from Livos and linseed oil is what is used on studio50’s live/raw edge and clean wood pieces. Ecological and safe, this clear countertop oil has increased waterproof ability and is free of terpenes. Approved for food contact according to German standards.

Cleaning and Maintenance tips.

To clean, use a mild non-abrasive detergent and warm water. Wipe down surface and then use a dry cloth to absorb any water that remains behind.

If your piece is starting to look worn, contact us and we can give some recommendations on how to touch it up.

If an accident occurs and there is a mark that you would like repaired, please contact us and we’ll discuss what can be done.

Concrete Care

We seal our pieces with the Buddy Rhodes Sealing System. Buddy’s system is a combination of penetrating sealer, a satin acrylic sealer, and beeswax. The penetrating sealer is a primer, the satin sealer is a protective coat that provides decent stain resistance, and the wax is an optional maintenance step.

Cleaning and Maintenance tips

To clean, use a mild non-abrasive detergent and warm water. Wipe down surface and then use a dry cloth to absorb any water that remains behind.

If your piece is starting to look worn, contact us and we can give some recommendations on how to touch it up.

If an accident occurs and there is a mark that you would like repaired, please contact us and we’ll discuss what can be done.