Waterlox, Good Stuff or Tung Oil
I've just spent hours reading blogs on what to use and am confused.
I will have new solid black walnut island top with no sink or appliances on it. It will be used alot, primarily for food prep and eating. No cutting direcly on the countertop, but lots of mixing and prepping. Wet cans, glasses, etc. It's also the landing spot for grocery bags that get scooted across, etc.
The countertop was originally delivered and was finished using 3 coats of "Good Stuff" (available from Grizzley). I found that after a few wipedowns it was already in need of refreshing and was drying out considerably. Plus, I was getting water rings. I'm not sure Good Stuff was the best product...
Due to a mismeasure, the counter is having to be remade and now I have the opportunity to finish the new counter with something different and am looking for recommendations. I've read alot about Waterlox and tung oil and am wondering if I'll be happier going in that direction. On my perimeter counters I have soapstone - so I am going for a patina'd, classic look. Appreciate your feedback!