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Looking to protect and refresh your worktop, or chopping and charcuterie board? Follow these simple steps to prepare, protect and look after your kitchen surfaces. Whether you're opting for a light finish or want to add a bold shade to your wood, we've got you covered.


Correct preparation of wood is crucial for an optimal protective finish. At least half of the success of colouring and protecting your wood is determined by prior preparation.

After preparation, you can start colouring and protecting wood with Rubio Monocoat's revolutionary Oil Plus 2C.

Preparing, colouring and protecting wood is one thing, but maintaining it is equally as important. You should look to regularly clean your timber surfaces within the advice for individual applications.


Correct preparation of wood is crucial for an optimal protective finish. Follow the three steps below to sand, clean and prepare your wood for oiling.

Step One:

Sand the area to a 120P grit. Start with 40P grit sandpaper, then work your way through 60P, 80P, then 120P.


Step Two:

After sanding, pour Wood Prep onto a lint free cloth and wipe the surface. With veneered doors, it's important that the timber is not soaked, so the cloth should only be damp.

Step Three:

Ensure you have wiped the entirety of the surface and leave to dry. This should take approx. no longer than one hour.


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You'll want a worktop that's food safe and ready to get back in action as soon as possible. With Oil Plus 2C, you can colour, enhance and protect the natural beauty of the wood all while keeping the surface safe for food. All it takes is one layer and you're done. Protect your surfaces with the following steps:

Step Four:

Firstly, give your can a good shake.


Step Five:

Mix 3 parts oil (Part A) to 1 part accelerator (Part B) and stir.

Step Six:

Apply to beige scrubby pad and work around the surface of the worktop.

Step Seven:

Leave the oil for a few minutes, then wipe off the excess with your cloth until it's dry.

Your surface will be fully cured within 5 days, ready for your aftercare regime to begin.


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Continue your wood care journey with our range of aftercare products. Maintaining your wooden project is vital if you want to prolong its life. You should always regularly clean your wood or, if necessary, refresh and renovate it locally.

Surface Care Ecospray:

Use Surface Care Ecospray weekly or monthly care on surfaces treated with Oil Plus 2C.

Refresh Eco:

Refresh Eco should be applied several times a year to restore colour to your surface.


Maintenance Oil:

Universal Maintenance Oil should be used once a year to nourish the surface, or when the area is showing some wear and tear.


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With our specific stain removers, you can easily tackle the toughest of stains on your wood.

Rubio Monocoat Tannin Remover is a ready-to-use product for removing stains and spots on wood caused by a reaction to acid and water. These spots tend to occur after coming into contact with moisture and metal.

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Rubio Monocoat Grease Remover is a ready-to-use product that removes recent grease stains (e.g. olive oil, frying oils ,crisps, oil etc.) from a surface treated with Rubio Monocoat oil.

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Rubio Monocoat Limespot Remover is a ready-to-use product that removes lime stains and other alkaline stains from a surface treated with Rubio Monocoat oil.

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