After sharing our new coffee station last week several of you had questions about what we used to seal our new butcher block countertops so im going to fill you in on those details today. But there are lots of people who warn against using wood butcher block for counters.
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Wondering you should use for sealing butcher block countertops.
Using waterlox on butcher block countertops. I too have ikea butcher block countertops sealed with waterlox. Waterlox kitchen bathroom countertop guide. Waterlox original sealerfinish is a clear tung oil based penetrating sealer and finish that produces a semi gloss sheen.
I have a huge u shape kitchen and a huge bar. We chose those colors when the butcher block was more of a golden blonde. Mine are over a year and half old.
Update on my butcherblock countertops its not pretty. I have my reasons for choosing waterlox and butcher block for my own apartment and my rental units. Waterlox original satin finish should be stirred thoroughly before use.
Project help for using waterlox resin modified tung oil finishes to seal and protect your wood bathroom and kitchen countertops. If you have been researching kitchen countertops its likely youve come across ikea butcher block countertops as an option. Then again we have a blue and white kitchen.
There are a lot of reasons they could be a great choice including cost and looks. Dont use waterlox on a kitchen countertop you should use a high quality oil followed by a high quality paste wax. Post includes affiliate links full disclosure statement.
Ive applied waterlox to eleven butcher block countertops and re coated a couple too. No i dont own a mansion with three kitchens. I tried both waterlox and mineral oil and am sharing what worked best for me.
After sharing our new coffee station last week several of you had questions. Ikea butcher block counter tops can be made from either birch or beech wood. Waterlox original tung oil finishes are penetrating oil finishes that are formulated to self level.
Beech wood is much much denser than birch which can keep the stain coat right up. Do not wipe on and off the finish. Use as an interior sealer andor as a semi gloss finish.
How our diy ikea butcher block wood countertops look 2 years. After four years in use there is light scratching on our counter tops. I own a three flat apartment building and so have three kitchens with four countertops in each to maintain.
Also available in a low voc formula. The bar doubles as a desk most days so i have marks from writing on a single piece of paper and a couple areas with marks from my water jug that has nubs on the bottom. Wondering you should use for sealing butcher block countertops.
I tried both waterlox and mineral oil and am sharing what worked best for me. But overall the waterlox treatment has held up and well use it again. Lucky for us the blue we chose works fine with a more orange butcher block.
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