“What is denibbing?”
This week, our question has been sent in from Kerry in the Isle of Wight. She’d like to know more about caring for her kitchen worktop.
“I’ve seen that your aftercare kit and the maintenance kit both contain denibbing pads. What is denibbing and how will I need to use the pads once my worktop arrives?”
You have made an excellent choice in purchasing a solid wood worktop from us – it’s great that you’re familiarising yourself with the aftercare and maintenance kits, too, as these have been specifically designed by us to keep your work surface looking its best for as long as possible.
Denibbing pads are simply used to give a really fine finish when oiling your worktops. After the initial coatings of oil, they work to remove the top layer, helping you achieve a really silky finish on your wooden surfaces. Working on the top as well as on any exposed sides, the whole surface will need to be rubbed down with the denibbing pads, then wiped with a clean, dry cloth to remove dust. After leaving for a minimum of an hour, this process will need to be repeated until the dry cloth comes away completely clean. This means the worktop is ready for oiling – and will be extremely smooth and also free from dust.
If you would like to know more about the oiling process, our guide on oiling worktops provides comprehensive instructions on caring for your worktop. We also have more in depth information about our solid wood worktop aftercare kits , if you would like to know more about either.
We hope this has answered your question – if there is anything else you would like to know about caring for your worktop, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ben @ Worktop Express
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