What are you favorite conditioners for butcher block? This is a family heirloom so to speak and I’d like to keep it alive as long as possible! I’m also planning to paint the kitchen cabinets during thanksgiving so any advice besides sanding well, priming (with Kilz??), and painting with a foam roller to keep from streaking/leaving brush marks?
If you plan it as a decorative pieace and not to be used. Polyurethane. That dude will be beautiful. Also you can preserve the markes of usage. As far as the cabinets no comment.
There is an actual butcher block stain that I’ve used a few times and I like it. As far as applying it, I like applying stains with my hand. I put on a disposable glove and apply it with the grain of the wood. I always get a much more even application
Depends on look you’re after. Can simply poly or oil. If oiling use a butcher block butter (can make own) or mineral oil as they don’t go rancid. Oils will initially need to be built up to give nice surface especially since that looks pretty dry
I use a beeswax product on butcher block for reconditioning. I think I bought it at lowes
Sand cabinets, prime with BIN shellac primer, sand, paint two coats of quality paint like Benjamin Moore Advance or Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane. Lightly sand between coats and follow the manufacturers instructions.
For the butcher block, use food grade mineral oil.😉