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Lacquer hardwood worktop

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by nicck, 21 Jun 2018.

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    I have a hardwood worktop that has been oiled. The property is going to be let and I would like to protect it from water and rough treatment.

    Is there a matt or low silk lacquer I can use on this?
     
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    in general it needs to be oiled once a day for a week
    once a week for a month once a month for a year then twice a year after that
     
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    It has been oiled 6 times over the past 2 weeks but I won't be able to ensure a tenant cars for it properly. It is just a small section that I fitted to cover where there was a gap.

    It has hot rods on it to prevent burns and we want to discourage it being used as a chopping board.

    It's just that despite the oil I know it won't stand up well to lack of care. So if I was staying there it would be wiped after use and oiled as needed but if I can provide a more durable seal I will do that rather than have it damaged.

    I have read about lacquer being used/or some type of non gloss varnish but I don't know which type or if it can be used over oil.
     
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    as far as i know once its well oiled thats it only oil will work
    have you thought about supplying say three chopping boards ??
     
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    Yes, will do that and put in lease/possible a sign saying

    This is not a chopping board.

    Concern is more liquid based.
     
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    an oiled hardwood worktop is ideal for use in a showroom.

    But not suitable for a room that contains water, hot pans, and sharp knives.
     
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    Used osmo top oil on my oak , tenants in there for three years still as good as when I installed.
     
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