Butcher Block Oil

Butcher Block Oil

Regular price $19.98

General Finishes Butcher Block Oil is natural protectant for all wood surfaces that come in contact with food. 

Based on a high quality, food grade mineral oil, this product is ideal for wood cutting boards, utensils, bowls, and butcher blocks. 


Preparation for New, Untreated Butcher Block

  1. Prep sand with 120-grit sandpaper.
  2. Remove dust with a vacuum, compressed air, a tack cloth or a water-dampened rag.  
  3. Do not over-sand with fine-grit sandpapers; this will close and seal the wood grain, preventing ideal product absorption.

Preparation of an Existing Surface that has Previously Been Treated with Butcher Block Oil

  1. Remove food residue using a pastry scraper or spatula to gently scrape areas where you find dried-on food or residue. Avoid gouging the wood by keeping the blade at an angle that just skims the surface.
  2. Scrub using a scrub brush, Scotch Brite Pad, or sponge and scrub the butcher block with hot water and mild dish soap.
  3. Rinse with hot water: Run a clean dishcloth through hot water and rinse several times.
  4. Dry thoroughly with a clean dish towel or paper towel.
  5. Let the surface dry overnight before applying another coat of Butcher Block Oil.

General Finishes Butcher Block Oil Application Steps 

  1. Apply 2 coats of Butcher Block oil with a soft cloth. 
  2. Let the first coat soak in for half an hour and then wipe off the excess. 
  3. Apply the second coat. Let it absorb into the raw wood for 5+ minutes, then wipe the surface completely dry with a clean cloth.
  4. Food-safe Butcher Block Oil is a maintenance product. Regular applications are recommended to keep the surface stain-repellant and looking its best.