The frame and center panel of the Erin natural oak is selected to offer a pippy or knotty finish. These knots are filled and finished over so that one does not jet the J cloth stuck as one wipes away the day. Once filled and prepared the oak door is sprayed with a clear lacquer to a sheen of around 20, which is pretty matt in these terms. This Erin is a sister to the Erin painted and is often used in conjunction with the painted version in the same kitchen
As with any lacquered oak door, the Erin is best cleaned with a damp cloth on occasion. The lacquer is waterproof, but one should not use a wet cloth. I tend to think it can be advantageous to apply a furniture polish on occasion. I feel that if there were any cracks in the lacquer, for instance in the joints; then this would help to protect the door. The polish will aso give the kitchen an annual smell of new furniture which is a pleasure if nothing else.