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Can butcher block kitchen wood countertops be permanently sealed (waterproofed) and safely? (Not with oils but a true waterproof seal?)

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 10, 2012 01:01 AM
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The house is 112 years old. The countertops were installed by the previous owners. The counters are impossible to keep looking nice. I never feel they are clean or presentable. I am partially disabled with a compromised immune system so would have to have the job hired out. (Also have pets.) I have concerns over the cost (v. limited budget) and whether it would be cheaper to replace the wood tops instead. Tile is out as I hate dealing with grout stains and fissures. What would be most practical, please?




 

 

The house is 112 years old. The countertops were installed by the previous owners. The counters are impossible to keep looking nice. I never feel they are clean or presentable. I am partially disabled with a compromised immune system so would have to have the job hired out. (Also have pets.) I have concerns over the cost (v. limited budget) and whether it would be cheaper to replace the wood tops instead. Tile is out as I hate dealing with grout stains and fissures. What would be most practical, please?

Your question is a good one that requires a little background about sealers. There are basically two types of sealers:

  • penetrating and
  • topical.

As the name suggests, a penetrating sealer soaks into the substrate (wood, concrete,...



 

 

 
 
 

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