The Seat of Wisdom: How to Keep Your Sauna Benches Invitingly Clean

Out of the full lineup of home leisure products, a sauna is one of the easiest to maintain. Here are some tips for how to make sure the condition of your Western Red Cedar sauna benches complements an environment of cleansing relaxation.

1. Sit on a towel.

Place your derriere on a towel while taking a sauna and it will help keep them spotless.

Bench Maintenance Tip #1: Place your derriere on a towel while taking a sauna and it will help keep the wood spotless.

Your first line of defense doesn’t have to be plush or extra absorbent. Any old towel will do. Place it underneath you while you’re sitting or lying down and it will protect the benches from perspiration.

2. Wipe it down.

When you’re done sauna bathing, take a rag, dip it in the water bucket, and give the benches a quick rub down. You don’t need to apply too much elbow grease, just a quick pass or two.

3. Use baking soda.

For a more thorough clean, we recommend a solution of baking soda and water. It is an effective mixture that is safe to apply on the interior of your sauna.

4. Remember: damp, not dripping.

Our benches are made from Western Red Cedar, a wood that is naturally resistant to mildew and mold, but you really don’t have to use a lot of water on the benches.

5. Dry it out.

Bench Maintenance Tip #2: Use fine-grit sandpaper to remove any stubborn stains or discoloration.

Bench Maintenance Tip #6: Use fine-grit sandpaper to remove any stubborn stains or discoloration.

When you’re done taking a sauna, maybe prop the door open to let any moisture dissipate. If you’re feeling especially die-hard, you can remove the benches and lay them in a sunny spot to dry.

6. Sand it down.

For any stubborn stains or dark spots, use fine-grit sandpaper to scour it out.

7. Break out the crystals.

For an especially deep clean, you can use warm water and oxalic crystals to remove heavy discoloration. Oxalic crystals help bleach the wood back to its original, lighter color.

Sit. Recline. Lounge. Sprawl. Our thick, sturdy benches and red cedar accessories will support whatever position you find most comfortable in the sauna. There’s nothing quite like stepping into your own private escape; to learn more about our complete lineup of home saunas, give us a call at 888.355.3050 or e-mail sales@almostheaven.com.

 

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August 10, 2015 •