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Maple Countertop Finish Advice - Not in kitchen, but needs to be hardwearing

by Prizen
posted 02-07-2017 01:22 PM


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sawdustdad

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#1 posted 02-07-2017 06:21 PM

Butcher block is usually finished with mineral oil, but that’s not good for a laundry room where the oil may transfer to clothes. If you don’t want a plastic look, then I’d use Watco Danish Oil or several coats of Minwax wipe on poly in satin. The minwax poly would be more durable, the Watco more repairable.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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Paul Mayer

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#2 posted 02-07-2017 06:26 PM

For durability without the “plastic” look, I normally use Minwax wipe-on poly, but I apply it like Watco; wipe-on, wipe-off. 3-4 coats like that gives you a nice finish with some durability, and doesn’t look like your typical poly finish.

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Prizen

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#3 posted 02-07-2017 08:03 PM

Thanks guys, sorry i didn’t mention that this is a finger jointed countertop.

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Rich

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#4 posted 02-07-2017 08:12 PM

I’m throwing in my vote for wipe-on poly. It’s easy to apply, and durable.

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