How To Refinish a Wood Countertop
Refinishing a Cherry Wood Countertop:
There is an unmistakable, unique look of quality when I see a solid wood counter-top. It is the mix warmth, character, and quality that makes it a popular and sought after choice in many high end kitchens. Many people have a perception that installing a solid wood counter-top is cost prohibitive and nothing dresses up the “cookie cutter” kitchen better than a solid wood counter top. Wood counters are gorgeous but require periodic maintenance. If your wood counter top is stained, looking a little dull, or the finish is worn it is time to refinish it. Learning how to refinish a wood countertop is easy. We always say “Refinish it don’t replace it!”
Refinishing a wood countertop can be a weekend project if you use the right methods and finish. The counter top in this article is Cherry and is approximately 60″ and 24′ long. Areas around the cook top are stained from foods and there were several water stains visible from wet glasses.
The client asked us to us a product called EZ-DO. EZ-Do is is a polyurethane gel that is a perfect match for Varnique finish butcher block products. It can also be used to convert a penetrating oil finish top to a Varnique finish. EZ-DO Seals and protects wood surfaces. When deciding how to refinish a wood countertop you need to determine if you’re wood counter is going to be mainly for aesthetic purposes or for general food preparation tasks, including cutting.