STORING YOUR WORKTOP
When it comes to redesigning your kitchen, timelines can occasionally stretch or you may want to change an aspect of the design. This may result in you having to store your worktop. At Wooden Kitchen Worktops, we understand that this can happen and are more than happy to delay delivery until you are ready to oil them. If they have already been delivered, all you need to do is make sure the worktop is laid flat in a warm and dry environment that is not submitted to vast temperature change. Do not use your garage!
Sanding is a vital part of preparing the worktop for the oiling process, helping to define how the worktop will look but more importantly, how the worktop will feel once you have finished oiling. All of our worktops are expertly hand-finished although we recommend that our customers give the worktop a final finish sanding with finer paper to their desired level. You can sand the worktop by hand or by electric sander.
Use the 150 grit paper to sand down the entire surface, including the exposed edges. Repeat this process with the 180 grit paper, taking care to run the sand paper down the grain and not across as that will result in scratches.
After reaching the desired smoothness, you can apply the oil. The minimum amount of coats we suggest is six on both sides prior to installation.