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wooden worktop.. how should i treat it?

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bea Thu 28-Apr-05 12:31:45

just got an unfinished oak worktop... how should i treat it? oil/varnish? which brand....?

tia!

hurried message... ds is climbing up the stairs!!!!

Toothache Thu 28-Apr-05 12:42:07

You should treat it with the utmost respect and dignity... as you would like to be treated too.
Or treat it with contempt if it's pi$$ed you off!

gingerbear Thu 28-Apr-05 12:42:15

oil best.

bea Thu 28-Apr-05 12:48:23

toothache!!! now come on! i'm asking a serious question!!!!!

gingerbear... any particular oil???

bakedpotato Thu 28-Apr-05 12:54:34

boiled linseed oil.
I always have a bit of a panic about what i've done with the rag after i've re-oiled the counter (right old faff by the way)... label says LO can self-combust .
it's the sort of thing you wake up thinking about at 3am, are the children sizzling in their beds etc.

Blu Thu 28-Apr-05 12:55:37

But do both sides, top and underneath. otherwise moisture is llost a different rates and causes stress - or even warping.

Pure beeswax - available from j Lewis.
I would check with the suppliers on how to best look after it.

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