Howard BBC012 Butcher Block Conditioners, 12-Ounce
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- Exceeds US FDA regulations for direct and indirect contact with food
- Revitalizing blend prevents drying and cracking of hardwoods and bamboo
- Natural waxes provide another level of protection
- Ideal for salad bowls, wooden spoons and wooden toys
- Used after every wash this conditioner help keep butcher blocks and cutting boards functional and beautiful
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Specialized wood care for butcher blocks, cutting boards, wooden bowls and utensils. The penetrating quality of food grade mineral oil along with the water-resistant traits of beeswax and carnauba wax rejuvenates the wood and prevents drying and cracking. The natural waxes help repair knife marks and protect the wood by keeping the mineral oil in and the moisture out.
Top customer reviews
After, I took an old rag, poured on a generous amount of conditioner, and spread it all over the box. If you heat the oil, in a pot it comes out very liquidy and spreads easily. If you don't heat the oil, it comes out thicker. While I felt like both forms worked, the heated oil did spread around easier so I felt like I used less. I let it sit for a couple hours to really let the oil soak in and then I took my rag and buffed out the excess. The rag is not worth keeping since that oil is really hard to get out. Since the wood was so dry, I actually did this twice to really soak it in. The wood looks and feels so much better after using this. The wood doesn't create splinters anymore and it feels very smooth. It also gave the tea box a little bit of a nice stain. It's light enough to not distort the wood art but gives it a more polished look. I did feel a bit of oil still after letting it dry out for 24 hours but after about 3 days it felt dry to the touch!
I also did put a coat of this on my Dad's really old butcher block that gets a ton of use. It definitely restored the color and made the used patch look not white and worn out anymore. Overall I would recommend this for any wood projects and butcher blocks you have have. It provides protection and restores color.
I've used it on oak, cherry, pine, beech, teak, and lots of other hardwoods - on bowls, cutting boards, trays, wood plates, and furniture.
BTW this stuff also does wonders to soften my hands after I've been applying it!
Here's some useful information, if you are working with an older, unmaintained surface.
Be aware that the wood probably will change color: this isn't because the product is coloring the wood, but just that wood changes color a bit and the grain comes out when you oil it. My wood went from almost whitish to a very beautiful golden shade.
Be aware, if you're working on an older surface, you may need to apply a fair number of coats. Howard says 3-4 coats on new butcher block, but old unmaintained wood may need more than that.
Oddly, my wood absorbed *more* oil with every coat I applied. I usually prepped the wood before each coat by just buffing it, and I may have been removing old wax. Or pores in the wood may have been opening. Dunno.
Warm conditioner applies better than cold conditioner. I store the stuff where it will naturally be a bit warmer than room temperature, and only apply a coat on warm afternoons.
I space applications by at least 48 hours. Dunno if that's necessary, but with the first coats it seemed to take about that long for the surface of the wood not to have any obvious oiliness left from the last treatment.