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How to Select the Best Worktop Oil for Your Wooden Surfaces

2 Responses to “How to Select the Best Worktop Oil for Your Wooden Surfaces”

  1. Hi Worktop Express,
    I’ve recently bought and installed some untreated oak worktops from you and followed all the guidelines for applying the right amount of coats of Dustins Danish oil. However, my worktops are very sticky which isn’t practical in the kitchen environment. I’ve tried sanding them down which brings out the smoothness I’m looking for but then after reapplying the oil I get the same result.

    I’m trying to achieve a shiny, smooth, waterproof surface without the stickiness.

    What do you suggest?

  2. Hello Andy,

    It sounds like there is an excess of oil on your worktops, causing the sticky finish. You may be using too much oil when applying the coats to build up layers, or you may not be removing the excess following application. We suggest using a lint-free cloth to buff the surface of the worktop and remove some of the excess oil. If this does not work, try using less oil, or leaving the coats to dry for longer between applications.

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions regarding the care of your work surfaces.

    Kind regards
    Stephanie @ Worktop Express

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