OK, so I've bought my first ever grown up living room furniture (as opposed to the Ikea stuff that required no maintenence) and lo and behold it arrived at the weekend, fully assembled (the joy!) but with a 'care instruction' leaftet.
Much to my dismay, this leaflet explains that not only do I need to dust said furniture often (ahem) but ALSO that I must oil it every fortnight for the first couple of months, then at regular intervals thereafter.
So my question is... which oil do I use (I'm looking for a brand here people, I'm guessing it's not the stuff I used on squeeky hinges) and where do I buy it (perused Tesco shelves yesterday and there was no furniture oil to be seen)??
I would check what kind of wood it is and then ask either the furniture shop or in a diy store/hardware shop. We have a table that needs oiling and it is a specific kind it needs-not necessarily the same as yours. Ours needs Danish oil and it wouldn't be appropriate to use anything else. Check it out or it might damage your lovely new furniture!