by Lewis at Mitten’s Decorating
Mitten Decorating take you through their process of revamping a worktop.
The worktop we had the task to renovate was solid wood with black water stains and ring marks bedded deep into the surface of the wood. (Unfortunately, I completely forgot to take any before pictures of the worktop).
We began by mixing oxalic acid crystals into warm water. We then used a paint brush to apply the oxalic acid to the black areas and rings. Once the trouble areas were covered, we then used a stiff scrubbing brush to work the solution into the wood. We let the solution do its magic for 15 mins before rinsing it off 3 times. We had to repeat this process to get the desired result.
The Oxalic acid managed to lift 99% of the stains that were in the wood. now to me that’s an amazing result, but we were not finished. We took an orbital sander with 120grit and sanded all the worktops until we had a dead smooth uniform finish all over. Once completed to cleaned down the worktops to clear off any dust, making it ready for the oil.
The product we used on the worktops was Osmo Top Oil, it is microporous natural hardwax-oil wood finish which is extremely tough and hardwearing. It is water repellent and dirt resistant. The finish is resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and water. These types of liquid spillages will tightly bead on the surface without leaving any marks, simply clean by wiping with a cloth. in my opinion it is the best on the market.
We applied the first coat by brush and the second coat using a lint free cloth. 10 hours drying time between coats and that is it. Lovey worktops and happy customers.