How To Refinish a Wood Countertop

By Robert Robillard on Home Maintenance, Kitchens

kitchen countertop

Applying the Finish:

One of the last but most satisfying steps in refinishing a wood countertop is applying the finish. The EZ-Do finish is super easy to apply and there is no need to worry about lap marks.  We applied the finish to the wood in 4 foot by 4 foot areas using a high quality brush and then wiped off the finish in circular motion using a clean rag. The beauty of using a finish like this is that it really is fool proof.  Its easy to apply, easy to use to repair sections and because you wipe it off with a rag there is no threat of unsightly lap marks.

How To Refinish a Wood Countertop

Additional Finish Coats:

Allow the finish to dry per the manufacturer recommendations, sand with 400 grit, tack the surface and re- apply the finish.  several coats can be built up to provide a thicker coat of protection.

Benefits of using EZ-DO:   

  • Makes repairs and fabrication a fool-proof operation
  • Easy to apply and fast drying
  • Water and alcohol resistant
  • Non-toxic, lead free
  • Self leveling, no runs no lap marks

How To Refinish a Wood Countertop

Refinish a Wood Countertop Conclusion

If you follow these “refinish a wood countertop” steps and take your time in the preparation steps you will end up with a nice finish and years of protection for your wood counter top.  Learning how to refinish a wood countertop can be a rewarding and easy do-it- yourself project!


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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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