Wood Conditioner

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Our food safe Wood Conditioner is a great way to maintain the finish, condition your wooden cutting boards, serving pieces, rolling pins, butcher block counter tops, wood salad bowls and all things wood. Wood Conditioner will revive, condition and protect surface.

Wood Condition is a special blend of 100% food grade mineral oil and pure beeswax. The combination of oil and beeswax adds a protective coat and soft luster to the wood. We recommend applying the Beeswax with a soft cotton cloth. Detailed instructions can be found below.

Caring for your board often with Wood Conditioner will protect the surface from bacterial growth, prevents drying and cracking of the wood adding a lustrous finish.

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Wood Conditioner for cutting boards charcuterie board serving boards pizze boards Michael's Woodcraft Greenville SC South Carolina woodwork craftsman

Wood Condition
2 oz. tin     $6.00 each

To Order, Email me the quantity along with your email address to me at michaelswoodcraft@yahoo.com for lead time and shipping. Please also include your shipping address and I will email you back with all the details.

Cutting Board Care & Maintenance

Tips to lengthen the life of your heirloom cutting board for many years!

1 – Once every 1 to 2 weeks depending use and household temperatures, apply an even coat of Michael’s Woodcraft Wood Conditioner to all surfaces of your wood cutting board. The Wood Conditioner contains food grade mineral oil and pure beeswax that will penetrate the wood and revive the surface as well as creating a moisture barrier. Allow the Wood Conditioner to penetrate through the wood fibers, overnight is best, wipe off any access with a cotton cloth.

2 – DO NOT place your cutting board in the dishwasher or soak in water. DO NOT allow moisture of any kind stand on the cutting board for long periods of time. Don’t let wet vegetables or meats lay on the board longer than necessary. Water, blood, brine all contain moisture which will soak into the wood and can cause the board to stain and expand, and wood to soften and affects the strength of the wood and glue joints.

3 – DO NOT use a steel brush on the cutting board surface. Use a steel scraper or spatula as necessary.

4 – DO NOT cut fish, seafood or fowl on your board, if the moisture barrier surface of your board is not intact these foods can cause odors to be released into the wood surface and could potentially stain your board. Some foods, like strawberries or blueberries, jelly, jams, fish, marinara sauce, beet juice, red meat juices, etc. can stain wood. Always clean the cutting board surface thoroughly after cutting fish, seafood or fowl on the board.

5 – When cutting, distribute your cutting over the entire work surface so that the board will wear evenly.

6 – Clean and sanitize the cutting board surface after each use by hand with a little mild dish soap and warm water. Use low abrasion sponge to clean board. Lemon juice and salt can be used to remove harsh odors or disinfect. Dry thoroughly. DO NOT wash your wood cutting board with harsh detergents of any type. DO NOT put your wood cutting board in the dishwasher.

7 – Dry the surface immediately with a clean towel. Then allow the board to air dry upright. Do not stack or lean the board against other surface while drying. Allow board to dry separately. Do not leave in standing water, this can cause the board to warp or split.

8 – Store your handcrafted board in a clean, dry place away from heat, such as a stovetop and away from food products.

9 – Apply a liberal coat of Wood Conditioner or food grade mineral oil frequently using a lint-free cloth in the direction of the wood gran. Allow the Wood Conditioner to penetrate through the wood fibers, overnight is best, wipe off any access with a cloth. Stay away from using vegetable oils, which will turn rancid quickly. NEVER USE COOKING OILS TO TREAT WOOD – they turn rancid and will permeate your wood with an unpleasant odor and taste.

10 – My Wood Conditioner is an all natural finish and I use it on all my boards but it will not prevent or remove stains. If you are looking for a hard finish I would suggest a ‘Salad Bowl’ finish. It is a hard and glossy finish and will last a long time, will also help to prevent staining of the wood. It must be applied before using your board.

Stains: Most often, surface stains can be removed depending on the type of stain. Sprinkle a little kosher salt on the cutting board and then gently squeeze some lemon juice over the salt.  Use the flat side of the lemon to rub the salt and lemon juice around the stains. Acid from the lemon juice will help with disinfecting. Sprinkle some baking soda over the lemon juice and rub gently with a kitchen towel.  Rub for a few minutes, in small circles. Rinse the lemon juice and baking soda from the cutting board for a minute or two under lukewarm water. Pat dry and then air dry, do not lay the board on a flat surface, allow your board to dry upright.

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Just a note that I will gladly re-finish your board for you. Please contact me by email to discuss the options. MichaelsWoodcraft@Yahoo.com

Michael’s Woodcraft
Handmade in Greenville, SC USA

 

Catchall Tray Care Instructions

Tips to lengthen the life of your heirloom Catchall Tray for many years!

1 – When your catchall tray has lost its luster from normal use and the dry air of household temperatures, apply an even coat of Michael’s Woodcraft Wood Conditioner or mineral oil to all surfaces of your catchall tray. The Wood Conditioner contains food grade mineral oil and pure beeswax that will penetrate the wood and revive the surface as well as creating a moisture barrier. Allow the Wood Conditioner and mineral oil to penetrate through the wood fibers, overnight is best, wipe off any access with a cotton cloth.

2 – DO NOT place your catchall tray in the dishwasher or soak in water, DO NOT allow moisture of any kind stand on the catchall tray for long periods of time.

3 – DO NOT use a steel brush or scraper on the wood surface.

4 – If the catchall tray gets wet, dry the surface immediately with a clean towel. Then allow the wood to air dry upright. Do not stack or lean the catchall tray against other surface while drying. Do not leave in standing water, this can cause the wood to warp, split and can cause discoloration. After drying apply wood conditioner or mineral oil.

5 – Apply a liberal coat of Wood Conditioner or food grade mineral oil frequently using a lint-free cloth in the direction of the wood gran. Allow the Wood Conditioner to penetrate through the wood fibers, overnight is best, wipe off any access with a cloth. Stay away from using vegetable oils, which will turn rancid quickly. NEVER USE COOKING OILS TO TREAT WOOD – they turn rancid and will permeate your wood with an unpleasant odor.

6 – My Wood Conditioner is an all-natural finish and I use it on all my wood items but it will not prevent or remove stains. Mineral oil will not remove stains/

Michael’s Woodcraft
Handmade in Greenville, SC USA

 

Wine Bottle Stopper Care Instructions

Tips to lengthen the life of your heirloom Wine Bottle Stopper for many years!

It is not necessary to apply Wood Conditioner to the wine bottle stopper. Each Wine Bottle Stopper has over 40 coats of high gloss finish. There should be very little to no wear with normal use.

1 – Cleaning; Sponge with warm water to clean your wine bottle stopper. Do not put in the dishwasher or soak in water. DO not clean with alcohol or finger nail polish remover (acetone), alcohol will fade, dull the glossy finish and remove the finish if heavily used. Do not use a brush or scraper, especially anything metal to clean, this will leave markings on the finish.

2 – Drying; it is important to keep the wine bottle stopper dry. Dry the surface immediately with a dry towel. Then allow to air dry on a rack, must air dry on a rack do not lay on towel as the towel will trap the moisture.

3 – Storing; Keep your wine stopper away from heat, such as the stovetop. Do not let the wood stay in contact with water or damp surfaces.

Michael’s Woodcraft
Handmade in Greenville, SC USA

 

5 thoughts on “Wood Conditioner

  1. I love wood…but every cutting board I have now is plastic, because everyone kept telling me that germs and bacteria get into wood. Obviously, none of us knew how to care for the wood correctly (conditioner)!

    • Hi Mary,
      I love wood too and I will tell you as long as you properly clean your board, wood cutting boards are safe. I clean my board with squeezed lemon and salt. Cut a lemon in half, squeeze juice on board, apply salt and scrub with the lemon, repeat with the other half of lemon if needed. Then rinse, dry and let air dry for a few hours. Once dried I apply my wood conditioner.

      Glad you visited my site and hope you will come back soon.

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