Looking after your sauna interior
It’s important to know that you shouldn’t paint any of the sauna interior. The benches and wood panelling need to breathe and absorb the heat and humidity. This is why only certain woods are used when building a sauna. Do not varnish or add wood stain to any part on your sauna interior.
Sauna care tips: Your sauna interior should be cleaned with mild soap
There is one exception to this rule which is using sauna oil. Usually paraffin based the oil helps your sauna to look great and keeps out excessive moisture. You will also need to clean your interior from time to time with a damp cloth and mild soap.
It’s also a good idea to sand the wood at least once a year. Doing this will ensure smooth and comfortable surfaces are maintained and are splinter free.
Caring for your sauna door
Make sure after every use or few uses that you clean your door handles. Use a sponge and mild soap and give them a thorough clean. Door handles are where most dirt will accumulate and without cleaning they may start to lose their metal shine.
Wooden sauna doors can also be treated with a sealant. Also make sure you clean any glass with mild soap at least a few times a month and check for cracks.
Keeping your sauna interior clean
It’s recommended that you keep your sauna as clean as possible inside. With all the heat and damp if it’s not kept clean you could end up getting damp and mould spots. As a result you should keep some kind of hand brush inside. Use the brush to quickly scrub the benches after every session.
Make this a part of your sauna bathing ritual and you’ll keep your sauna in excellent condition for years to come. When you’re done with all the cleaning be sure to leave the door open to air the sauna. As a result your sauna won’t get damp or mould spots on the wood.
Caring for your sauna heater
Over time your sauna stones may start to crack and split. This is normal. The extreme heat and fluctuations in temperature will do this naturally. Every month or so be sure to check your stones for signs of degradation. Your sauna heater should be find for a least the first 12 months. If you’re not sure how to maintain it find an engineer who does.