Greetings, kitchen collective!
It is that time of year where all the parties are well and truly winding down, the nights are finally getting lighter, and it’s time to start showing natural kitchens some love once again.
Whilst your kitchen cabinets can be wiped down and cleaned with ease to make them look like new, wooden worktops require a little more TLC from time-to-time. This quiet time of year provides kitchen lovers with the perfect opportunity to give their worktops a fresh coat of oil, and bring them back to their best.
At deTerra Kitchens, we recommend using Rustins Danish Oil at regular intervals for the first six weeks after the worktops have been installed. The first application should consist of three coats on each side of the worktop, and six coats on any exposed endgrain. This helps to build up a food-safe layer of protection on the worktop (which will also reduce the potential for water ingress), whilst bringing out the innate beauty of the timber in a low lustre finish.
Once the protective layer has been built up, worktops should only then need to be oiled once every 3 – 6 months. Make sure you leave the worktop to dry fully between coats – the best way to test whether it is completely dry is to place your hand firmly on the surface and then remove it; if it feels ‘tacky’ or slightly sticky when you pull away, it’s not dry.
Rustins Danish Oil is available in 1L, 2.5L and 5L tins, starting at £14.99. 1L of oil is sufficient for the initial oiling of a 3 metre worktop. Other than the oil, our Worktop Aftercare Kit includes everything you should need to maintain your worktop, and is available for just £10. Visit our installation accessories page to order your oil and other accessories today!
Ta ta for now,
The deTerra Diarist