Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Well, it’s been seven months since I got my butcherblock countertops from Ikea. I still love them today just as much as when I first got them, and I’m still amazed at how they warmed up my kitchen.
Remember what I had before?
cabinet doors, which is why they’re all missing.)
That laminate countertop was standard apartment-grade cheapness. And let’s face it, the color did absolutely NOTHING for the kitchen–that drab, stained, yellowish white color. Yuck!
But my butcherblock…now there’s nothing apartment grade about that!!
But over the last month or so, I have noticed a problem…
Now I’ll admit, I’m not the neatest person in the world. I’m quite busy, so sometimes my dinner plates will sit there for…well…sometimes a couple of days before I get to them. (Hey, don’t judge me!!!) :~D
But what would make a ring like that? Certainly just regular ‘ole spaghetti or milk from a cereal bowl wouldn’t eat through layers of resin and stain, would it? Of course not!
So eliminating all other possibilities, I believe I’ve finally found the culprit.
That has to be it. That super-acidic juice sitting on the countertop for hours eating through the finish that I labored over. I mean, if citrus juice can eat through the finish on granite and marble countertops, then it can certainly do the same on butcherblock.
So I guess the moral of this story is, if you have butcherblock (or granite, or marble), don’t let lemon juice sit on your countertop. You have to wipe it up immediately. Or perhaps the moral of the story is that I should really learn to keep my kitchen clean.
So do any of you know of a magical fix to my problem? Or am I just going to have to sand down those spots, re-stain, and re-seal? Uugghhh…I really do need to learn to keep my kitchen clean. I don’t have time to keep redoing projects I’ve already finished!!
I’m hoping that one of you has an easy answer!!
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