Cleaning and maintenance of a Waterlox® finished countertop.

After the Waterlox® finish has dried and cured for at least 7 days, cleaning may be performed.

Cleaning options are as follows:

  • Waterlox® Cleaner Concentrate (following the directions on the label) for heavy-duty, large area cleaning. One quart (32 oz) will make between 8 and 32 gallons of cleaner
  • Waterlox® Wood Surface Cleaner (spray) (following the directions on the label) for light-duty, everyday cleaning
  • Warm water with a mild soap
  • A mixture of 1-2 oz of white vinegar to 2 gallons of water and fill in spray bottles

Avoid ammonia-based or bleach-based cleaning products like Lysol®, Fantastik®, 409®, Windex® (ammonia and bleach-based products will soften the oil finish if used frequently).

  • After cleaning any surface finished with Waterlox® finishes, rinse with clear water.
  • Avoid puddling of water for long periods of time; wipe up spills immediately.
  • For bathrooms, do not let soap sit directly on the finish; wipe up excess soap immediately.