“How often should I oil my real wood worktops?”
Our final ‘Question of the Week’ for 2016 was sent in by Katherine in Stoke-on-Trent. She fitted new worktops before Christmas and – after doing a post-party kitchen clean-up – would like to know how often she should oil her real wood worktops.
“We installed some of your wood worktops before Christmas and now that I have finally got round to cleaning up all the clutter I wanted to know how often I should be oiling the worktops to keep them looking their best?”
Thanks for taking the time to send in your query about oiling wooden worktops. We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and have a great New Year planned, too.
With regular oiling, real wood worktops should last for many years and will continue to mature in colour as you apply fresh coats of oil.
It is recommended that for the first six weeks after installation, your worktops are oiled as regularly as possible, then approximately every three months thereafter. Oiling will help to build up a protective layer over time, so it should be done at least a couple of times a year to ensure that the timber withholds its hard-wearing properties.
For an efficient aftercare routine, we recommend you purchase one of our Rustins Worktop Maintenance Kits, which includes everything needed to keep your worktops looking as good as new.
The kit includes three foam brushes for even application of the Rustins Danish Oil, de-nibbing pads for sanding down rougher areas that need re-finishing, a lint-free cloth and a set of protective gloves. For ongoing maintenance we also sell Rustins Danish Oil in 1L, 2.5L and 5L sizes.
We recommend you read our Oiling Worktops Nutshell Guide, which covers everything you should need to know, but if you have any further questions about oiling, please don’t hesitate to get in touch again.
Ben @ Worktop Express
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