Finally Giving Everything In My Head Somewhere To Land
Jul 18, 2008
Sealing Butcher Block Countertops
We recently remodeled our kitchen and decided to go as earth friendly as the budget would allow. I opted for butcher block counters which I love. I have been going back & forth with how to go about sealing them & after 7 months of trial...A SOLUTION.
Linseed oil is a drying oil(I found it at walmart for 4 dollars)...works great, seals and protects against scratches, is cheap & ofcourse food safe after it cures.
Just sand down surface with 220 grit paper, clean with non-ammonia base cleaner to remove dust and then wipe on the linseed. Use a little at a time to make sure you get the same sheen all around.
You have to do this once every 2 months but it's actually fun and gives the most natural looking glow to the wood without nasty polyrathane everywhere.