Sauna Care and Maintenance
- A sauna takes very little maintenance…an occasional sweeping or vacuuming.
- Never leave wet towels or rugs laying on the wood because it could cause it to mildew.
- If you ever have a problem with mildew you can mix up
- 1cup of warm water
- 1cup bleach
- 1/4 cup dishwashing detergent (make sure detergent does not contain ammonia)
- Put the solution in a spray bottle and spray the affected areas… leave set for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary for stubborn spots.
- Sauna comes pre-finished with one coat of Sikkens proluxe cetol srd stain (natural). Recoat top of sauna every 1-2 years, recoat the entire sauna every 3-5 years, depending on sun exposure. The side of the sauna that sees most sun will need to be recoated more often than the shady side of the sauna. Do not let the finish go too long before recoating.
- If you ever have a problem with your door fit, checking to make sure the sauna is level will fix any door issue, but, if a problem still persists… you can sand or plane any tight spots or adjust hinges accordingly. Wood swells and expands from moisture and shrinks when hot or dry (this can change the fit of the door over time).