What finish do you put on butcher block?

What finish do you put on butcher block?

Mineral oil has been the traditional finish used by butchers for over a century to keep their blocks looking and functioning at their best. All Wood Welded® butcher block products with a rubbed oil finish are fabricated with a generous coating of oil.

Can I stain maple butcher block?

If you’re having butcher block counters installed, you’ll need to stain the wood to protect it and enhance it appearance. Also stain your butcher block if you’ve had your counters for several years and the current finish is looking worn or faded. Then finish the stain with a coat of tung oil or other food-safe sealant.

Should you sand butcher block?

Use a coarse, 60-grit sandpaper or sanding sponge to abrade the discolored wood, but don’t try to get rid of it entirely: Sanding too much in one spot will create a dip. It’s okay to sand across the grain initially, but be sure your final strokes follow the grain.

Is it safe to stain butcher block?

We don’t recommend using a stain on a butcher block counter top because the stain is most likely not food safe. The stain could seep out of the counter and into your food, causing the food to taste bad and possibly be toxic. Our Cutting Board Oil and Butcher Block Conditioner are better alternatives and are food safe.

Can you polyurethane a butcher block?

Polyurethane for butcher block countertops. Polyurethane is a liquid coating that dries into a plastic film and is excellent for sealing the countertop, but then there’s a layer of plastic between you and your pretty new wood.

How often do you have to seal butcher block?

While butcher block countertops do require routine maintenance, resealing the surface is only required after every 6-12 months depending on the level of use. The same goes for natural stone countertops, which must be resealed over time to maintain the original quality and look.

Can you permanently seal butcher block?

How to Seal Butcher Block. We recommend using Waterlox® as a permanent finish/sealer. It should not be used on surfaces that you intend to cut on directly.

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