Sealing Butcher Block Counter - Issue


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Old 11-07-22, 01:45 PM
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Sealing Butcher Block Counter - Issue

I am installing butcherblock countertops and would like to use food safe mineral oil on the top surface. What about the bottom? I have read that the bottom must be sealed also, but if I apply oil, I can never re-apply it to the bottom once they are installed. Can I use Polyurethane on the bottom and oil on the top, or will that cause a problem from the 'unequal' finish types?
 
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Old 11-07-22, 02:44 PM
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Luckily the bottom side of the counter doesn't get regularly cleaned removing the oil. I would use oil only and not try coating the bottom with poly.
 
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Thank you, I appreciate the info. That seems like the right thing to do!.
 
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Old 11-11-22, 08:37 AM
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Personally, I would use oil based poly instead of oil but, as Dane stated, the same finish on all sides is fine.
 
 

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