Butcher Block Conditioner Instructions

In this article, we will provide 6 steps for how to apply butcher block conditioner to your butcher block.

Now that you have your new butcher block installed, you will want to ensure you can enjoy your butcher block for many years to come. Applying a conditioner will make your wood countertop look both beautiful and natural.

To start, the conditioner we recommend is a premium blend of food-grade mineral oil and food safe organic wax. This mix of premium food-grade mineral oil and organic wax work together to not only make your walnut, hard maple, oak, or hickory butcher block look aesthetically pleasing, but also to make your surface functional and food-safe. Our conditioner should work for any wood type.

At Forever Joint Tops, we are confident that you will be satisfied with our food-safe oil, standing behind it with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Contact us at (608) 566-6903 for more information. Or click the button below for more info on how to purchase a butcher block top.

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Butcher Block Conditioner Instructions

Tips for How to Use Your Butcher Block Conditioner

How do I properly apply my butcher block conditioner?

We'll go over some tips and tricks for how to apply your butcher block wax and oil mixture. Our conditioner will work well no matter if you are using it for a hardwood cutting board or a butcher block countertop. In addition, butcher block conditioner is also appropriate for both old and new butcher blocks. Follow the steps below:

Steps to Apply Your Butcher Block Wax:

  1. To start, always ensure that your butcher block is dry prior to applying your butcher block conditioner. For example, if you have recently washed your butcher block countertop or cutting board, you will want to have it sit overnight to make sure it is fully dry.
  2. Once the surface of your butcher block is dry, you can use the conditioner. Upon opening the jar, you may notice that the wax has a firm feeling to the touch. This is the perfect condition for applying the conditioner to your butcher block.
  3. Once you apply the conditioner, you will notice that the mixture will begin to soften. This makes it much easier to spread on the surface of the butcher block. As you apply the conditioner, be sure to use a soft cloth (lint-free is the best option). To start, use an amount that's about the size of a quarter. Feel free to add more as needed. Apply a thin layer of the mineral oil and organic wax mixture over the surface until the entire board is covered.
  4. Next, you can allow the wax mixture to sit on the butcher block for a minimum of at least 2 hours. You may also let it sit overnight.
  5. Once your wax has had a chance to sit, you can use another soft or lint-free cloth. Use this cloth to wipe off the remaining excess wax.
  6. That’s it, you’re done! You can repeat this process every two to four weeks, or as needed. More frequent use of your butcher block or cutting board will call for more frequent applications of your wax/oil.

Hickory Butcher Block Conditioner

How Often Should I Apply Butcher Block Conditioner?

You likely are wondering how often you should apply your butcher block conditioner. How frequently you should apply the conditioner depends on how often you use your countertop and how humid your home is.

On average, you will only need to apply the butcher block conditioner about only once a month. However, depending on the climate in your home, you will likely have to apply every 2-4 weeks.

Another way to tell if you need a conditioner application is when the water begins to soak into the wood, rather than beading up onto the surface as it should.

Butcher Block Conditioner vs Oil

Using a food-safe mineral oil will protect your wooden surface, while also creating an attractive flat finish and bringing out the natural coloration of the wood.

Conditioner will further maintain the durability of the butcher block. It also helps to add another layer of protection and promote the aesthetic appearance of the wood. Conditioner typically comprises of both mineral oil and beeswax and is a food-grade product.

Read more info here on how to apply butcher block oil.

Why Choose Forever Joint Tops?

Why choose our company for your butcher block countertop installation? At Forever Joint Tops, we custom design high quality, 100% USA-made hard maple, walnut, hickory, and red oak countertops, kitchen islands, bar tops, and desktops. We also carry in-stock butcher block products. Use our conditioner instructions above to help you properly care for your butcher block surface.

With over 50 years of experience in the industry, you can trust our expertise when it comes to butcher block countertops, table tops for your home office, bar tops for your bar or restaurant, a desktop for your home office, or a kitchen island butcher block for your kitchen or dining room. We use precise CNC cut and customization for an exact cut. We also have fast, 24-hour turnaround to respond to all your questions. Finally, we are a family-owned and operated company, who cares about building a relationship with each of our clients. Contact our friendly and knowledgeabe team today about butcher block conditioner and mineral oil recommendations. Read more about 6 things you should know before installing butcher block countertops.

Questions About Butcher Block Conditioner? Contact Us!

At Forever Joint Tops, we believe that using only premium ingredients yields excellent, unmatched results. Using our butcher block wax and oil will make your butcher block countertop look beautiful and natural for many years to come. Whether you are using butcher block conditioner on your walnut kitchen island, or your red oak commercial tables in your restaurant, the coloration and protection it provides will keep your butcher block looking great for years to come!

Questions about butcher block conditioner for your wood countertop? Please reach out to our knowledgeable team at (608) 566-6903. If you are interested in purchasing a countertop, order here. We also are currently selling our natural Wood Conditioner Bee's Oil product for a beautiful application!

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