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Sanding Wooden Worktops: A Worktop Express® Nutshell Guide

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  1. Hi
    I would like to have me timber kitchen workbench re-sanded. Can you assist?

  2. Hi Charles,

    Thanks for your comment regarding workbench sanding.

    We unfortunately do not offer a sanding service, and can only recommend that you follow the details in this information guide.

    Sanding can either be done by hand or using a powered orbital sander, if the worktop needs heavy re-finishing.

    Kind regards,
    Ben @ Worktop Express

  3. Hi,
    Can anyone please help me. We have left a bottle of bathroom cleaner on the kitchen worktop over night (only had our beautiful kitchen fitted 2 weeks ago and i want to cry!!). It has left an unsightly greenish / black mark on the worktop, about the size of a coaster.

    Can anyone please help as to how we can remove this mark please?. I feel like crying everytime i look at it.

    Thanks in advance.


  4. Hello Stacey,

    We are sorry to hear that you have damaged your new worktops – hopefully the issue can be resolved in a few simple steps. Assuming that this is a wooden worktop, the best course of action will be to sand the damaged area until the damage is no longer visible. Once the mark has been removed, layers of oil can be applied to provide an even finish and ensure the worktop is protected. To avoid a patchy finish, the area around the mark may also need to be sanded and re-treated, but this will depend on the level that the cleaner has penetrated the worktop.

    Kind regards,
    Stephanie @ Worktop Express

  5. Hi,
    Can you help?I’ve had s similar issue with bleach causing stain on my worktop.
    I have sanded to remove the stain, however when I reapply oil this leaves a patchy finish where I have sanded. You mention I might need to re-treat the area in the previous post, how do I do this? Reccomendations?
    FYI my bench came pre oiled, I have applied additional coats over the past year.
    Many thanks,

  6. Hello Hayden,

    Thank you for getting in touch. The patchy finish may be due to the inconsistent layers of oil across the entire worktop. When we say ‘re-treat’ we just mean that where the worktop has been sanded down, the same treatment applied to that as it has been to the rest of the work surface.

    In the first instance, we recommend applying subsequent layers of oil to the area that has been sanded down to try to build to a consistent level. If this does not work, it may be necessary to sand down a larger area and reapply oil to refinish.

    Kind regards,
    Stephanie @ Worktop Express

  7. Hi,
    Hoping you can help please.
    We’ve used a handyman to sand and oil our
    oak worktops. As part of the same job whilst he was here we also asked if he could dye and oil our wooden floors which were showing wear. Unfortunately, and I don’t know how, the instructions were misconstrued and he’s ended up sanding and dyeing the worktops, rather than liking them. Arrrghhh!!! They look awful and are now several shades darker than their original colour. Help!!! Can we sand out the wood dye? I’m fearing the worst.
    Thanks very much for your help.

  8. Hello Mark,

    Thank you for getting in touch – we are sorry to hear about the mix up with your handyman. You may be able to sand the dye out, we recommend sanding a small area of the work surface first to see how easily the colour can be removed. If the dye has penetrated the wood too far to sand out, your best option may be to replace the worktops.

    Best of luck in rectifying this issue, please let us know if you have any further questions.

    Kind regards,
    Stephanie @ Worktop Express

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