How can I treat my interior timber benchtops?

How can I treat my interior timber benchtops?

The kitchen is where it all happens; family discussions, lazy breakfasts, late night feasts. Which means your interior timber benchtops need to be up to the job. Cabot’s Benchtop Clear makes kitchen and living area benchtops heat and chemical resistant, while giving a fresh look to surfaces.

Ideal for solid timber, bamboo, plywood and engineered timber, it is food-safe and protects against heat marks from hot cups and plates.

Cabot’s Benchtop Clear gives the same quality look and protection as Cabot’s Cabothane Clear Water Based or Cabot’s CFP Floor Water Based, but with the added benefit of it being fully food safe when properly cured.

How to use Cabot’s Benchtop Clear:

1.If interior timber that has been previously coated has visible scratches or surfaces are severely worn, they must be sanded prior to coating. After sanding, remove any dust, so the surface is smooth, and clean.

2. Stir Cabot’s Benchtop Clear thoroughly with a broad, flat paddle before and during use.

3. Apply with a good quality brush, short nap roller or spray gun. If spraying, back brushing is recommended. If brushing or rolling, always apply in the direction of the grain.

4. Allow to dry for a minimum of two hours. For best results, lightly sand between coats, using 240 grit sandpaper. Remove all sanding dust.

5. Apply second and third coats, leaving two hours between each coat. Three coats will give maximum longevity and the best looking finish.

How do I get rid of heat stains from my timber benchtop?

White rings on your benchtop mean moisture has become trapped inside the coating. The easiest way to get rid of these is by using a hairdryer on the damaged spots. This draws the moisture out of the timber. Keep the hairdryer on a low setting and move it around the mark, making sure you don’t apply too much heat to just one area. The stain should disappear as it heats up.

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