Newly installed kitchen, with lovely oak worktops. But small patch behind the taps is already getting 'soggy' despite the frequent danish oiling. I wondered about the possibility of varnishing this little area with boat varnish, therefore making it totally waterproof. Would this be a good idea? Any other ideas?
I wonder what will happen between the joins between the vanised and oiled surface -I'd seek out better quality oil - didn't someone on here suggest an oil which was far superior in that it seals more effectively than the stuff Ikea recommends.
Hmm, Betty I wonder what it was? Danish oil is the only thing I've heard of but maybe someone else can help. I thought I'd just feather the boat varnish gently out to disguise the 'join'. Only guessing what it might look like.
Not sure how to source half a jam jar of boat oil, rather than gallons though! Freecycle maybe?
I use Liberon Finish and Seal on top of danish oiled worktops.Seems to be heat,water and stain-resistant.You will need to sand and oil the worktop first though as this finish doesn't give you the warm rich colour that danish oil does.
Noooooo don't do it. Oiling with the right stuff should do the job. You will be able to see the join between the two finishes and any oil that you accidently get on the varnished bit will never dry properly leaving a sticky patch.