Watco Butcher Block oil & finish by Rustoleum
Looking for a food safe finish that will not need to be refinished in the near future? Watco Butcher Block oil & finish by Rustoleum is a good one for you. This coating is oil based so much like bare mineral oil it soaks in the difference is Watco oil dries on top to form a much harder finish. I used the Watco on a couple cutting boards and they turned out beautifully, shining like new Italian marble.
The process is so simple any DIY can do it. Wipe the wood off with a damp rag and allow the wood to dry. Take a clean lint free rag and apply the Watco oil sparingly wiping off an excess that may be left behind. Allow the board to dry over night and that's it. For a longer lasting coat or a well used area lightly sand with 400 Grit sandpaper in between coats and re apply.
One advantage of the Watco Butcher Block oil & finish over traditional mineral oil is it can be used on multiple surfaces due to its hardening properties. I have applied it to both a butcher block counter top and the wood handle on some knives. Both were brought back to life and looked like they were new from the store again.
For more info check out https://www.rustoleum.ca/product-catalog/consumer-brands/watco/butcher-block-oil-and-finish
Available at Home Depot for 20.78 Cad https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.butcher-block-oil--finish-oil-int.1000481115.html