Penetrating oil compatibility with Waterlox.

Wood countertops are very popular and many customers have discovered that Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes are a perfect solution for this type of project. We view a countertop as a miniature floor when recommending application, spread rate, dry times, etc. therefore, you may want to view those FAQs throughout the site or give us a call if anything is unclear.

Raw, non-film forming oils such as mineral oil, Tung oil, linseed oil, or "mystery" oil as you may have discovered will penetrate into the wood and look “finished” for a while until it evaporates. As you’ve probably also discovered it will water spot, won't stand up to common household spills and requires time-consuming maintenance.

Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes can be applied over mineral or vegetable oil after the countertop has aged for a minimum of 30 days in adequate ventilation. Waterlox will provide superior protection against use and common household spills and will be water resistant.

Follow the countertop application guide for further directions.

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