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How to: treat a wooden kitchen worktop


"How do you treat a wooden kitchen countertop?" "What oil do you choose for a wooden countertop?" "Can you also paint a wooden countertop?" 🤔

A wooden kitchen worktop exudes warmth and charm, but to keep it beautiful and protect it from daily wear and tear, it is important to treat it properly. In this roadmap, we explain how to treat a wooden kitchen worktop with oil or varnish and give you tips, including the right products.


Step 1: preparation

There is not much to treating a wooden kitchen worktop. Let's start at the beginning. Before you effectively start refurbishing, it is important to make sure the worktop is clean, and also properly degreased. To do this, you can simply clean with, for example, Berdy Clearline Degreaser dissolved in water, and a soft cloth or sponge.

It may also be that your kitchen worktop has already been through a bit and is in need of some repair work. If you want to treat it with oil and varnish, it's best to use Polyfilla Kneadable Wood to fill in any small holes, cracks etc. 

You can then lightly sand the wooden countertop with fine sandpaper (180-220 grit). This will make the surface smooth and ready for further treatment. Make sure you sand in the direction of the wood grain.

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Berdy Clearline - Degreaser
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Solarine Cleanup Liquid
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Polyfilla - Kneedbaar Hout
From €3.75 

Step 2: treatment with oil or varnish

Oil 

To protect your wooden worktop, you can treat it with a special oil, such as Xyladecor Worktop Oil or V33 Worktop Oil. Apply the oil evenly to the wooden kitchen worktop with a soft cloth or a flat paintbrush. 

Let the oil soak in according to what it says on the packaging. Afterwards, you can wipe off the excess oil with a clean cloth. If necessary, you can apply another layer of oil, let it soak in and wipe the worktop clean again.

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V33 Werkblad Olie
From €26.55 

Oil that nourishes the wood in depth and protects it against stains and grease.

Oil that nourishes the wood in depth and protects it against stains and grease.

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Xyladecor Werkbladolie
From €18.48 
Protective oil for wooden worktops
Protective oil for wooden worktops

Varnish

Varnish your wooden kitchen worktop for extra protection and longer life. Choose a high-quality wood varnish suitable for kitchen surfaces, with a matt or silk-gloss finish, such as V33 Worktop VarnishSigma Varnish Matt or Satin

Apply the varnish evenly with a brush or roller, following package instructions for drying times and number of coats, sanding lightly between coats of varnish for a smooth finish.

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V33 Lak Werkblad
From €22.75 

It protects the wood against stains, scratches and grease and offers reinforced protection for intensive use.

It protects the wood against stains, scratches and grease and offers reinforced protection for intensive use.

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Sigma Varnish Matt
From €25.13 
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Sigma Varnish Satin
From €25.13 

Can you paint a kitchen worktop?

Yes indeed! There are even special paints with which you can do that very easily, such as V33 Renovation Perfection Kitchen. Not quite sure if this will work? We will be happy to advise you!

Checklist

  • Clean and repair if necessary

  • Sand the wood in the direction of the wood grain

  • Choose whether to oil or varnish

  • Oil: apply evenly, leave in and remove residue

  • Varnish: apply several coats and sand down in between

Useful tools

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ProGold Flat Brush 7530 Classic
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Progold Paint Bin
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Progold Combi Block
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Need help?


If some of the steps aren't entirely clear to you, or if you are in a specific situation that isn't covered in our how-to guide, then our experts will be happy to help.


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