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    Wooden worktop oil

    Kitchen Fitters

    What type of oil should I be using on my wood worktop? It needs treating but im not sure how and what oil I should be using. I've been reccomended Danish oil but im not sure how to apply it or if it’s the best option.

    Asked by Bill on 31st Mar 2020
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    AMB Kitchen Installations

    "If you go to You tube there will be a step by step guide on there for you to follow."

    Answered on 8th Apr 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    David forster

    "Hi Bill. There are many oils available for solid wood worktops. Danish oil is a good option as is Tung oil. They can both be applied with a good quality brush or lint-free cloth. All oils will have fairly comprehensive instructions on the tin. It's important to make sure that your wood worktop is cleaned of all old treatments to ensure an even finish. Lots of sanding. Try a really fine grade wire wool on your final coat for a really smooth finish. Good luck"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    T & T Construction

    "Hi Bill, depending on the condition of your wood worktop. Use a wire wool brush with Danish oil, and then wipe away excess, leave for 6 hrs then wipe 2 more coats of Danish oil."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Decent Construction Ltd

    "Hi Bill, depending on the condition of your wood worktop. Use a soft brush and leave for around 5 hrs then do 1 more coats of Danish oil." Hopefully this would work better. Thanks"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    gpg home improvements

    "Hi yes you have been told correct, Danish oil is a food grade oil for wood, more so chopping boards and worktops, you can use a cloth or a sponge or even a brush lol, just rub it all over and let it dry job done, stay safe all the best, Gavin gpg home improvements"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Cast Interiors Ltd

    "Danish oil is correct with a lint free cloth

    Poor oil on work top rub it in with grain, leave to dry for 5 mins and then wipe off residue and repeat at least 3-4 times using drying times recommended

    Thanks Jonathan"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    DJE Property Services

    "Fiddes hard wax oil is by far the best and easiest to use for wood worktops."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Peter Turner

    "Danish oil is normal for wood worktops. Apply with a cloth even coat then when dry, use wet and dry sandpaper rough off, only light sand, then apply a second coat of Danish oil."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    K.J.B Kitchens

    "I get my worktop oil from worktop express you would need to sand your worktops down first then apply to two coats allowing for the first coat to dry before applying the second coat."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Jfix uk

    "To maintain wood worktops, use Danish oil, apply using a lint-free cloth all over. You’ll need 2-3 coats first time round on a new worktop; it gets absorbed into the worktop, so do one coat and wait. You may need to lightly sand the surface afterwards with 600+ grade paper, as oil lifts the grain slightly.

    Most wood worktop manufacturers recommend you repeat the process every 3 months for the first year, then annually. If in doubt check the instructions on the back of Danish oil can, and you should have been left some when the wood worktop was installed."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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