A wooden (beech) kitchen counter has been treated with cheap wax in the past, and is now discolouring because of food preparation and constant splashing. I've decided to make a better job using Danish Oil but first need to remove the wax from the beech.
I have performed this routine 4 or 5 times:
- Soak with White Spirit.
- Sand with 120 grade along the grain.
- Wash with hot soapy water.
The reason I've done this so many times is because there always seems to be more wax coming out of the wood.
My question: Do I have to continue sanding and washing the wood to remove any trace of wax, or have I done enough already to apply the Danish Oil?
I'm planning to rub the Danish Oil in to the wood with a cloth, leave overnight, then buff it up in the morning, possibly applying more the following night depending on the colour.
If anyone has any advice for producing a really nice water resistant finish, that will be greatly appreciated.
The worktop is as pictured below, to help understand what type of wood I am working with (not my photograph, but same product) :