A guide to oil wood worktops and how to apply it.
It is important to maintain a solid wood work surface.Oiling the worktops will provide a layer of protection that will make them water resistant whilst maintaining a natural look.A mixture of vegetable oils and tung oil can be used to treat wood and keep it looking great.It is so effective at treating wooden worktops that we have introduced our own special blend.The benefits of this oil and how to apply it are explained in this guide.
There are three sizes of the oil, 1L, 2.5L and 5L.It can be used to maintain the heat and water resistance of your work surface.Oiling your work surface will prevent the wood from being bowed or warped.Oiling enhances the natural grain pattern of the timber.
Regardless of the type of timber, the process of oiling is the same.Follow the steps.
Natural oils, like linseed or olive oil, accentuate the colour of the timber but remain wet for a long time.The beauty of the oil is that it dries much quicker and still gives a beautiful finish.Why choose our blend when there are so many brands to choose from?Our oil is more cost effective than Rustin's.
The information you need is here.Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
On Thursday, November 15th, the General was filed by Worktop Express admin.
It says you have a pre-oiling service, but I can't find it on your website.Can you send me a link?
You can read more about our pre-oiling service here.
Please let us know if you have any questions about our oil blend, as it is suitable for use on our pre-oiled worktops.
We moved into a house with a kitchen top that was sticky andtacky.Is it a good idea to lightly sand down the surface before applying the oil?
Thank you for getting in touch.Sand down the entire surface to make sure the wood fully absorbs the oil and the surface is level.A protective layer on your worktop can be created by building up a few layers of oil.
If you would like to learn more about how to oil a wooden worktop, please read our guide: https://www.worktop-express.co.uk/information_guides/oiling-worktops.
If you need additional support, please get in touch.We hope you enjoy it!
I just made a counter top for some friends.Pot marks and water stains can be removed with fully sanded varnish.I applied 3 coats of oil.The job was done Wednesday morning.I received pictures from them showing all kinds of staining and marking where plates have been put down.
I did the work by the book and have clearly failed, so I would really appreciate any advice you can give me.Thanks.
If after coating your worktops with oil it appears thin or inconsistent, more oiling may be required.1L of oil per 3m is what we recommend.Some timbers are more absorbent than others.Adam, many thanks.
When water on the surface does not pool but forms water droplets, this is when the worktop requires an initial two-three coats of oil and then another coat every week until an optimum covering has been achieved.To maintain, oil every three to four months.Do not place pots and pans on the floor.You can purchase hotrods along with your worktop for extra protection against such items.Most metal vessels can stain the timber and as such contact between the two should be avoided.Adam, many thanks.