Our Quick Guide to Oiling Worktops

There’s only one thing better than worktops, and that’s a wooden worktop with a healthy coating of Danish oil: a recommended product both for protection of the timber, and to bring out its beautiful grain and natural colouring.

At Kitchen Surplus we suggest using Rustins Danish Oil to achieve a satin finish that not only accentuates the look of the worktop, but also makes it more hard-wearing.

The point at which your worktop is installed and the period immediately after is when it will be at its most vulnerable, so it is important to ensure that regular oiling is completed to help protect the worktop.

Follow these steps to oil your worktops:

  • All worktops from Kitchen Surplus are supplied with a 150 grit sanded finish, but we do recommend giving them additional sanding prior to installation to achieve your desired finish.
  • After sanding, rub the worktop down with a clean, dry cloth to remove any dust.
  • Once clean, you can start applying Rustins Danish Oil. Apply a healthy layer to the top surface and pay close attention to the end grain as this will absorb oil faster than the top and bottom surfaces and may require extra coats.
  • Leave the worktop 6 – 8 hours to dry before repeating the process, flipping the worktop as you go. We suggest applying three coats to the top, bottom and sides, and 6 coats to the end grain.
  • When fully dry, wipe down the surface with a lint free cloth and make sure the oil coverage is even.

This process can be repeated as many times as you feel is necessary, as the more coats you apply at this early stage, the stronger and more aesthetically pleasing the worktop will become. If the worktop is not fully dried between applying coats of oil, it will feel ‘sticky’, so be careful not to apply too much too soon.

We offer tins of Rustins Danish Oil in 1L, 2.5L and 5L capacities, with a recommended application of 1L for every 3M of worktop. Don’t forget to add it to your order!

New Dark Oak Timber Worktops Now Available

At Kitchen Surplus we provide a wide variety of high-quality timber worktops, and are always on the look-out for new and exciting kitchen surfaces to offer to our customers at unbeatable clearance prices.

This week we are proud to have procured stock dark oak worktops, which offer a unique combination of European oak’s fine qualities with an appearance not dissimilar to black American walnut or wenge timbers.

Each dark oak worktop undergoes a special treatment that penetrates through the top surface of the wood to darken the timber in a more long-lasting way than staining would achieve, meaning it is still possible to rout drainage grooves in to the timber’s top surface without exposing any of the lighter sapwood that can be found on the underside of the worktop.

With prices starting at just £180 for a 2m x 620mm x 40mm worktop, and matching upstands available for only £25, our dark oak worktops are perfect for bringing a luxurious centrepiece to your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of many other dark hardwood choices.

Consider combining them with modern kitchen cabinets for a fashionable high-contrast look, or combine with classic oak features for a more traditional kitchen theme.

Learn More about Discount Kitchen Goods in our New Monthly Blog

Welcome to the first ever post in our blog!

On a monthly basis we’ll be blogging about the timber worktops and other discount kitchen goods we sell. In this first edition, we wanted to remind you of our great service, keen pricing and high-quality products that simply cannot be beaten.

At Kitchen Surplus it is our priority to source great value clearance products from high street retailers, kitchen specialists and online e-tailers, then deliver them directly to our customers without any unnecessary middlemen adding cost or complication.

As well as our fantastic kitchen products, our newly revamped ‘responsive’ website makes shopping online easy – whether on a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet.

WOCA Worktop Maintenance Kit

If you would prefer to purchase via our eBay store, you’ll be pleased to see that we are a Platinum certified eBay PowerSeller, with a positive feedback score of well over 13,000 and an astounding rating of 99.7%, which further proves our high level of customer satisfaction.

The latest products to hit our eBay store are a surplus shipment of 1L WOCA Worktop Oil and WOCA Worktop Maintenance Kits, priced at £14.99 and £19.99 respectively. This ingression oil is an ideal alternative to our Rustins Danish Oil and is perfect for treating any hardwood worktops, as well as wooden flooring and other furniture. Snap up these products for a bargain price today, whilst stocks last!

To finish off this first edition of our blog, we’d like to invite you to come and visit us on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Google + where we will be regularly sharing more information, deals and advice.