“Do I need to keep using the same oil for wooden worktops that I originally used?” Question of the Week 11.08.17
“Do I need to keep using the same oil for wooden worktops that I originally used?”
We were recently contacted by Annie in Warminster, who wants to re-oil her wooden kitchen worktops, but first would like to know whether she must use the same oil for wooden worktops that they were originally treated with.
“My wooden worktops are starting to look a little worn so I plan on re-oiling the entire surface. Do I need to use the same oil for wooden worktops that was originally used?”
Thanks for getting in touch regarding the maintenance of your wooden worktops.
When oiling worktops, it is important to ensure that the surfaces are consistently treated with the same finish that was originally applied to the timber – that is unless you sand down the entire surface before applying the new treatment.
If you purchased your worktops pre-oiled from Worktop Express, we would recommend that you use Rustins Danish Oil for maintaining the protective layer on your worktops, as it is fully compatible with the oils used by the team in our bespoke worktop service.
The use of an alternative oil or other treatment could be incompatible with the existing finish, and may cause the surface to become sticky, discoloured or worse.
We recommend following the guidelines in our ‘Oiling Worktops Nutshell Guide’, which covers the entire process of oiling your worktops.
For efficient maintenance, our Rustins Worktop Maintenance Kit includes everything you will need to apply oil for wooden worktops, in order to make them look as good as new.
If you have any further queries about oiling your worktops, feel free to get in touch with us again via email, live chat or telephone.
Ben @ Worktop Express
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