Last week, we also made more progress on the kitchen. Alfredo plumbed everything in, and we also finished the countertops, a three stage process involving:
1. Sanding, to level the surface and remove any excess epoxy from the joints;
2. Two coats of Osmo Top Oil, a special oil and wax finish that protects the countertops from staining. Each coat is applied liberally and then the excess wiped off before the rest is rubbed in before it dries, with cloths in both hands. It is then left for 3 hours before the second coat is applied. The Top Oil gives real depth to the Paperstone countertops.
3. Polishing with Original Beeswax Furniture Polish, gives a fingerprint-resistant glossy finish.
We also moved our oven from the old house – and it fit perfectly. We are just waiting for the electricians to come back this week to wire in this and the cooktop. Then there are a couple more drawers to put in and we’re basically finished with the kitchen.