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Advice required on wooden worktop

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by timbalcombe, 1 Sep 2007.

  1. timbalcombe

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    Hi,

    Had our beach worktops installed about 3 months ago, and were treated very thouroughly with osmo wax oil.
    Spilt a fair bit of water on it yesterday, and one of the blocks has become raised. Will it go down again?
     
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    awkward one :rolleyes:

    assuming the water has found a little gap in the protection
    it may take days and day [2 weeks!!] to dry out and shrink back towards normal

    meantime you need to keep the area perfectly dry
    then you need to be fully oil in the area daily for 3 days removing extra before it dries

    not familiar with osmo oil but suspect it possibly should have had a t least one coat a month to keep the protecton up !!!!
     
  3. timbalcombe

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    cheers for reply.
    I oiled some other parts of the worktop and because it was in the evening I hadn't quite managed to get the excess off. I now have lumps and patches. Osmo is a hardwax oil which is transparant, and leaves a surface of wax on top of the worktop, which dries rock soilid after 2 weeks.
    Can I just sand these bits down and re oil?
     
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