Sadolin Worktop Oil is neither water or solvent-based. It is a natural, non-drying mineral oil which leaves a very natural look to the timber, as the oil is within the wood rather than sitting as a dry film upon it.
Please Note: This product is not suitable for worktops made from end grain composite.
Timber surfaces must be suitably prepared, clean, sound and dry. The moisture content should not exceed 14% prior to coating. Sadolin Worktop Oil should ideally be applied onto bare timber or previously oiled surfaces.
Sadolin Worktop Oil can be used on previously oiled surfaces, but is not suitable for use where a higher build finish has been used previously.
Always do a small test area before beginning any project to assess consistency and compatibility of the final finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Sadolin Worktop Oil is supplied ready for use and should not be thinned. Shake can thoroughly before use. During use the Worktop Oil should be at room temperature.
Do not apply when air / substrate temperatures are below 8℃ or above 25℃ or if the relative humidity is above 80% during application or drying periods. Failure to meet these requirements may adversely affect the absorption, visual quality and durability of the finish. Protect adjacent areas and walls against splashes and spillage.
Please Note: The number of coats necessary will depend on how much oil the wooden surface will absorb. The best result is obtained with several thinner coats.
Prior to the building up sufficient layers, and for the first few weeks after treatment, care should be taken to avoid stains on the worktop.
Remove as much product as possible from tools before cleaning. Clean brushes and equipment with a proprietary brush cleaner immediately after use. If spilled, Sadolin Worktop Oil should be removed immediately while still wet, using a warm detergent solution.
Tropical hardwoods: After initial treatment, it is advisable to oil the worktops every day, last thing at night, for the first week. Afterwards, once a week will suffice, extending to once a month after a sufficient build has been achieved, in order to maintain the sheen. Further treatment will be necessary when water on the surface is absorbed in, rather than forming distinct droplets (beading on the surface).
Beech, Maple, Oak: After the initial treatment of 3-4 coats, a maintenance coat, twice a year, or when the surface looks dull, will be required.