Maintaining & Repairing a Butcher Block Co. Block Finished with Conversion Varnish
HERE'S HOW TO MAINTAIN A BUTCHER BLOCK CO. COUNTERTOP OR CUTTING BOARD FACTORY-FINISHED WITH CONVERSION VARNISH OR FINISHED ON-SITE WITH POLYURETHANE.
Clean Up Spills Promptly
Be sure to use coasters and to immediately clean up any spills with haste. Standing moisture or harmful chemicals can damage wood surfaces!
For cleaning, use a solution of water and mild soap or vinegar (half a cup of vinegar per gallon of water). Thoroughly dry the block.
Removing Minor Scratches
You can remove minor scratches using steel wool or a fine-grit (#220) sandpaper. Be sure to sand "with" the grain of the block.
If you wish to apply a touch-up finish, remove all dust and residure before applying a 45-sheen polyurethane. Tape off the area repaired. Spray the finish onto a rag and rub the finish in.