Butcher block
January 10, 2014 in Design Dilemma
What to use to seal it

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Tung oil
January 10, 2014 at 2:02pm   
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Amy Stokes
Waterlox is a tung oil finish recommended for countertops since it is food safe once it cures.
January 10, 2014 at 2:10pm   
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Cancork Floor Inc.
I've had butcher block and sealed them at the time of install (tung oil is very smelly and it takes several days for the smell to go away...if you are chemical sensitive it can take a bit longer to deal with the headaches) but I did not reseal them every 6 months (that was my fault). After 1 year I had black stains around the sink from water harboring mold and bacteria.

I love the look and the idea of butcher block, but I will never choose them again. I know myself well enough to know I do not want that type of up keep every 6months for the rest of the counter top's life. Not something I want to do.
January 10, 2014 at 2:14pm   
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I haven't tried it, but Ive heard Poly-whey is good.
January 10, 2014 at 5:05pm   
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