Asked on Oct 22, 2017

Quickest way to seal pine kitchen benchtop

RaeWilliamTheresa Smith
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Got my kitchen in flat pack which is really quick to build and thought the sealing would be a 2 coat job but You Tube seems to think it is going to take me 5 coats and 24 hours in between each coat. Is there something quicker

6 answers
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 22, 2017

    You can use a two-part epoxy or a resin finish, but keep in mind that whatever you use needs to be food safe in the kitchen. Pine is not the most durable of woods and requires some kind of sealant to make it food safe. My concern would be for safety and durability rather than speed.
    • Rae
      on Oct 22, 2017

      ouch yes you are quite right. Thanks for the reminder
  • PJ Priestley
    on Oct 22, 2017

    I did it with my pine floor in 8 hours with clear spray paint. I just kept straying till it was clear and shiny and very much as thick as I wanted. As it wasn't the only bathroom in the house I sat a heater so that it pointed at the floor. Turned on the bathroom fan and LEFT it alone for 8 hours under a heated condition on a warm day anyways.. Heat, ventilation, lots of cans of clear spray paint I had a BEAUTIFUL pine wood floor.. Sorry I don't have pictures anymore.
    • Rae
      on Oct 22, 2017

      Excellent idea. Since I live in Far North Queensland heat is not a problem.
  • Karen Krysowaty
    on Oct 22, 2017

    I have never used five coats on a project but you definitely need the 24 hours in between coats, there is no faster way to cure it
  • Theresa Smith
    on Oct 22, 2017

    I would use block oil. Same stuff they use to condition chopping blocks. Follow the instructions.

    • Rae
      on Oct 22, 2017

      I have no idea for chopping blocks so I will google that as well. Thanks
  • William
    on Oct 22, 2017

    I use at Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane on my projects. Dries within 1 to 2 hours. Lightly sand and recoat when dry. Apply at least three coats on unfinished wood and two coats on surfaces already finished. After final coat, allow 24 hours before normal use. There are other brands out there also, but I am a fan of Minwax.
  • Rae
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Thank you. I will see if there is an Australian version of Minwax.
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