If you have a solid wood worktop, it is important to maintain it properly. We recommend oiling worktops as this provides a layer of protection that will make the surfaces water resistant whilst maintaining a natural look – Danish oil is particularly good for this. Danish oil is a mixture of tung oil and other vegetable oils that can be used to treat wood and keep it looking great for longer. In fact, it is so effective at treating wooden worktops that we have introduced our own special blend -Worktop Express Danish oil for worktops. In this guide, we explain the benefits of this oil and how to apply it.
Danish oil by Worktop Express is available in three sizes – 1L, 2.5L and 5L. It can be used to maintain your worktop’s heat and water resistance whilst delivering a smooth and soft-sheen finish. Aside from this, oiling your worktop will prevent the wood from bowing or warping. Unlike lacquering, which adds a shine, oiling enhances the natural grain pattern of the timber.
How to Apply Danish Oil
The process of oiling a wooden worktop is the same, regardless of the type of timber. Simply follow these steps.
- Using a clean cloth, remove any dirt and dust from the surface of the worktop.
- Once clean, apply Worktop Express Danish oil to the top, edges end and end grain.
- Wipe with a lint free cloth.
- Leave to dry for six to eight hours before applying another coat if necessary.
We recommend applying 1L of oil per 3m of worktop.
Why Use Worktop Express Own Brand Oil?
Natural oils, like linseed or olive oil, accentuate the colour of the timber but remain wet for a long time. Danish oil, on the other hand, dries much quicker whilst still providing a beautiful finish. There are a number of brands available – including Rustin’s Danish oil – so why choose our blend? Our oil still provides the same excellent results as Rustin’s but is more cost effective.
This is all the information you need about Danish Oil by Worktop Express. If you have any specific questions about maintaining your worktops, please do not hesitate to contact us.