We make sure the brands we retail for manufacture their saunas for high quality use, and with very minimal maintenance you can keep your sauna room looking great. The following is only a general guide.
Do not paint, varnish or stain the inside portions of your sauna. The wood needs to breathe (absorb and slowly release heat and humidity). Also, artificial finishes make the wood surface much hotter, create the possibility of fumes from the wood treatment, and take away some of the “softness” of heat and steam penetrating the wood.
Door handles and floor boards are an exception to step #1. These two points of the sauna can get dirty easily. To avoid dirt building up on these sensitive areas, you can clean the handles and floor boards with a good wood sealant or polyurethane finish.
For After Your Sauna Session
The simplest method of sauna maintenance is to keep a hand brush in the sauna. The last bather out can quickly dip the brush in the water bucket (plain water), and can do a quick scrubbing of the benches, walls, backrests, etc. This won't take longer then 30 to 60 seconds and will be sure to keep your sauna looking great for many years to come.
When you’re finished using the sauna, and your 30 to 60 second cleaning process is complete, prop the duckboards off the floor. Leave the sauna door open, to air it out completely. The heat remaining in the rocks and in the wood should dry the sauna completely, and even can help dry down the shower area, if it is close to the sauna room.
If you get some dirt or sweat stains developing (if #3 is missed a few times), again use a hand brush but use warm water with a mild detergent in it. To get the benches looking like new, you can lightly sand your benches about once per year, and doing this will lighten them more to their original condition. If you should happen to have mold develop anywhere (on duckboards, for example), you can clean with warm water and bleach such as Chlorox or Hi-lex.
Depending on how often you use your sauna, occasionally wet-mop with a liquid deodorizing cleaner such as Lysol or Pine-Sol.
These 6 maintenance steps will keep your sauna lasting you for years to come. But aside from the work involved the main rule when purchasing a sauna from us is to ENJOY!