Light Wood Kitchen Worktops-welcome to the product test and we are going to be discussing the Mann's Top Oil. the Mann's Top Oil is a hard wax oil that offers excellent protection to your kitchen worktops and any other high traffic areas. the slight inclusion of a wax in its recipe means. the amount of coats you need to apply compared to traditional oils. such as Linseed Oil, Danish Oil and Tung Oil is greatly reduced with the traditional oils you were looking at doing between three and five. with the Mann's top oil you will only need to do two on most woods.
It looks great on more porous woods such as pine, it goes on fantastically with oak and because it is so thin it even goes onto hardwood's like this beech block I'm going to be treating today. so prior to applying your top oil make sure that your worktop is free of existing finishes. such as varnishes or waxes and is sanded no finer than P120. The Applicator I'm going to be using is the Mako natural bristle wood-care brush,. what's unique about these is they actually have hollow bristles so they suck the oil up. like a straw and disperse it at a really nice consistent rate,
they are ideal for the application of oils. first thing first make sure that you make sure that you stir the oil thoroughly and pour. it into your paint tray i've already done that,. then to apply just sparingly working from the edge and with the grain and in manageable areas apply the oil. So once you've finished applying you absolutely must give it a wipe off with a microfibre cloth, I'm using the Mann's microfibre cloth. this is a really important step,
you're half working it into the wood half wiping it off, what this does is. it prevents it from drying on the surface if it does dry on the surface. it may require removal with white spirit. So i've let this dry for around four hours, and its dried to a really nice matt finish, now before. I apply the final coat I'm going to give it a rub down with a Mann's finishing pad,. his is called denibbing, what this does is it helps the. absorption of the second coat which improves the finish. to do it you've just got to work with the grain and wipe across the worktop. so after two coats mines turned out like this. if you compare it to the untreated bit of wood here. it's brought out the grain a lot more you can see the natural colour of the wood.
Maintenance and re-coat time, you are going to be looking at around once a year but only. to the areas that are actually damaged, for example say you've got a small stain or a slight scratch. all you need to do is clean the area with a suitable cleaner such as the Mann's Wood Surface Cleaner. and then reapply another thin coat and you won't be able to tell there was any damage whatsoever. for more intense stains such as red wine or any deeper damage you just need to. sand the area back with some fine sandpaper and then reapply another thin coat of the top oil and again. again you wouldn't be able to tell there was any damage whatsoever.