My housemate placed a hot pan on our oak worktop. Now there is a large
black burn mark on the surface. Should we sand it down and revarnish?
Called in a french polisher and he quoted a ridiculous amount and also
said that the mark would still be noticeable. Can someone tell me if
his is likely?
A "Worktop" should be a surface to work on not a surface subject to
scratches or burnmarks. You might consider using Formica or even Stone.
If you go through the expense of reworking the Oak and varnishing it it will
still be subject to abrasion or heat.
Hardly a worktop.
Formica scratches and burns just fine.
While stone or slate might not show damage, just about
anything else will if subjected to intense heat. The
idea is to keep people from doing things like that in the
Frank Arthur wrote:
If you have, or can find someone with a match cutting inlay router,
find a nice piece of contrasting hardwood [Maple, Cherry]? and make a
1/4" thick decorative inlay over the burnt area. A leaf would make a
nice pattern, or a dog, or . .?
You could use a torch and char the rest of the surface to match, then sand
smooth and finish. It will be darker, but will look nice and will be
slightly more tolerant of setting hot things on it.
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