When should a wood countertop/windowsill be oiled? About once a year or as needed. There is no single schedule for oil impregnation. Some countertops require impregnation once a year or less, others after a few months, especially in dry climates or frequent and active use.
- Clean and dry the countertop or window sill thoroughly. The surface must be dry as oil does not mix with water. Cover the sink and drains with duct tape.
- Open the oil container and remove the surface film. Stir the oil until completely dissolved (do not shake). The oil contains wax, which settles during storage. This wax is the basis for protecting the wooden surface. If it is not mixed with oil, the product will not be moisture resistant.
- Rub the oil into a thin, even layer using a lint-free cloth. Avoid streaks around the edges. Be careful not to get oil on other surfaces. Keep the oil bottle tightly closed when not in use.
- Wait 15 minutes, wipe thoroughly and collect any excess oil with a cloth. If the oil is not entirely removed, it will become sticky as it dries, and the entire countertop will have to be re-saturated. Allow the coating to dry for 12 hours before use. We recommend cleaning with water no earlier than one week later for best results.