Tips for Cleaning & Maintaining Wood Countertops
If you have wood countertops, you know that they can be a beautiful and unique addition. The worst thing, however, is discovering that you have a stain or you have a food preparation malfunction that puts your wood countertops at risk. What do you do to restore the finish and protect your wood countertops against future concerns? Here are a few quick tips for keeping your wood countertops looking their best:

  • Stains – Use fresh lemon to remove stains from your wood countertops. This easy, at-home remedy is a great way to ensure that your wood finish stays intact while also taking up unsightly blemishes. If you need a little extra “oomph” to get out tough stains, add a little salt as a safe, but abrasive touch. Afterwards, you’ll want to wipe down the area with a damp sponge and a non-toxic cleaner.
  • Protective Coating – Oiling your wood countertops regularly is a great way to make them look great and maintain a protective finish against potential stains. You’ll want to use a food-grade mineral oil that is safe for cooking. Drizzle the oil liberally and use a clean rag to wipe down your countertops. Let the oil sit for about 20 minutes and then wipe your wood countertops clean.
  • Avoiding Damage – To keep your wood countertops looking great all the time, know which items you should avoid using. For example, vinegar can be damaging and may ruin your countertops if you aren’t careful. Additionally, if you have deep or stubborn stains, you may need to inquire about having your wood countertops sanded and re-stained for the best outcome.

At Northern Granite Works, we often find that our customers love the look, feel, and function of their wood countertops. If you’re interested in learning more about our products, contact us today for an estimate.