I had a lot of people ask if putting a wood counter in the bathroom was really a good idea or not.
I had the same concerns. Seems like a disaster waiting to happen, right?
Wood and water don’t usually mix.
The Craft-Art crew assured that it can and has held up in many kitchens and bathrooms with proper treatment and maintenance.
I was game for the challenge.
When we received our wood from Craft-Art they were shipped already cut and shaped to our dimensions but the wood was still pretty raw.
We gave them a light sanding before applying our first coat of Waterlox Sealer/Finish.
Now, I’ve tried a lot of finishes before but this one definitely takes the cake.
It seriously rocks!
It also stinks to high heaven but it’s an “ain’t no messin’ around” product.
I wish I would have taken this picture from a different angle, without the black door reflecting in the finish, so you could see how slick and clean it finishes.
Waterlox is a tung oil that enhances the natural beauty of the wood and becomes water proof with several coats.
It truly looks like a professional finish.
Make sure to apply according to their recommendations. We did this last October in our garage. On the third coat it was too cold. When I checked it the next day the coat had formed small bubbles which I had to sand out and start over…argh.
So far the wood and the finish have held up marvelously. This is our bathroom basement which rarely gets used except to service the basement family room. When it does get used by little men I’m not aware of it. I came down the other day and found drops of water all over the counter that I know had been sitting there for hours. The Waterlox really did form a waterproof surface on the wood. The water had completely beaded up and there was no absorption in to the wood.
Ba-da-ba-da-da-I’m lovin it.