Deep South Wood Countertops finished with our Hard Wax Oil (HWO) finish resist water, stains, and scratches. This finish ensures your wood countertop will withstand water. Tops sealed with a HWO finish can have drop in or under mount sinks in them. This finish is very water resistant but not waterproof. Water should be dried up in a timely manner.
Are wood countertops scratch resistant?
Wood countertops are scratch resistant but not scratch proof. The HWO wood finish is very durable and helps strengthen the wood face to resist scratches; however, items such as unglazed pottery should have the bottom covered with felt. Have no fear, if your countertop is scratched you can repair it easily with synthetic steel wool and HWO.
Are wood countertops heat resistant?
Wood countertops are heat resistant to a point but they will burn if enough heat is applied. There is no problem installing a wood countertop next to your oven or range. Protect your wood countertops by using a hot pad or trivet. The finish is heat resistant to 212°F.
How do I clean my hardwood countertop?
Countertops finished with HWO can be cleaned with mild soap and water. For disinfecting we recommend a solution of 3 parts water and 1 part vinegar to kill the germs.
Do I have to continually oil the countertops?
A countertop sealed with HWO will need an additional coat every 3 to 5 years depending on use. It is very easy to apply and is low odor.
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