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A while back now I stripped all the worktops in daughters kitchen and utility, sanded, prepped, sealed then top oiled. Made a good job of it too even if I say so myself. Last night she cleaned her oven, the system where one puts items with cleaning fluid on them in a polythene bag overnight. This morning discovered the bag had leaked. One badly damaged worktop. Daughter in tears ( and she is a brand new Mum - not good)  partner annoyed.

Can you  sort it befor Christmas Day Dad?

now I really do need a 30 Hr day and an 8 day week. First free day maybe this Saturday, clay shoot Sunday forenoon - AAARRGGGHHH

Griff

 

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Better get moving then! That's going to take some work - if it's salvageable at all. :default_icon_cry:

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Might be better to tile over that ?!

John

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In future, perhaps your daughter would care to follow my oven cleaning regime? Leave it until you have to replace the oven! Works for me.

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does she want it fixed - or flat, I can see thats burned down quite a bit, so even if you can get the mark out, there will probably be a dip in the wood - unless you know someone with a really wide thicknesser, who can plane down the whole worktop past the mark.

when i do my oven the plastic bag sits in the sink.

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Considering the amount of grease and alkali in that stain, I don't think it would even paint/stain over.

Best cut it out and put a flash name on it and sell to one of those ever so posh art galleries.

paul

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12 minutes ago, ZimbiIV said:

Considering the amount of grease and alkali in that stain, I don't think it would even paint/stain over.

Best cut it out and put a flash name on it and sell to one of those ever so posh art galleries.

paul

Or maybe a GastroPub to serve meals on. A new twist on old roof slates, lumps of recycled toilet seats, shovels, or whatever the latest twaddle-lovers think trendy.

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Well, that photo that arrived onto my phone this forenoon totally changed my day, tomorrow, Thursday and Friday too.

I'm at present contracted to remove / replace yet another en-suite floor at our local Holiday Inn Express.  I've lost count now just how many of these I have done, they take me two days start to finish.  Day one, I'm normally home on an early finish for about 1600, Day two is a later finish at around 2000.

Not today however, I worked on without stopping, getting home for 1845, by 1900 I'm at daughters, by 2200 I finally got home for my tea!  I wanted to post a few pictures but our internet speed is particular slow this evening so they will have to wait.

The good news is that I have saved the day but not yet completed.  Daughter washed / scrubbed the whole area earlier with copious amount of hot water / flash using green nylon pad.  I got set to with the D.A on 80g - No chance, I would have been there for a week.  Out came the belt sander with 60g belts, six of the damn things later - At one point I was seriously considering a power planer - followed by the DA on 80g then 240g, then cut back the whole top with 24og.  Hoovered off, wiped down with whit spirit, then applied with a brush sealer to the now bare area only.  Tomorrow evening it will be de-nib, tak-rag coat 1 of top oil.  Repeat same on Thursday both to repaired area only.  Friday will be final coat to whole worktop and that will just have to do.

Griff

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Hit the whole area again with the DA this time with 240g, hoover off, wipe off with white spirit

Griff

 

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Apply the sealer to bare timber only. This will dry to a matt finish.    More tomorrow

Griff

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The beauty of solid wood is that it can always be fixed f you can sand it deep enough to get past the damage

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Good going, I really thought that was dead and buried!!

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Griff,  you need my hoodie,

  If grandad can't fix it,  no one can .

Even my 2 year old granddaughter says "grandad fix it" :default_biggrin:

Well done on rescuing the worktop.

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Well done for saving that worktop, a brilliant job. May I suggest for future cleaning of the oven, Lakeland’s Oven Mate. Spread the gel stuff on a cold oven, leave for up to three hours as necessary then just wipe off with a damp cloth. It really does work. One of my pet hates is cleaning ovens but this stuff makes light work of it. 

Wish I still had a dad who could work wonders like that worktop repair!

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That's a work of art Griff. Well done!  La'tharmes do some Teflon oven liner sheets that Mrs O has fitted in each of her ovens. They catch any cr*p that boils over or is spilled and save her a lot of cleaning.

Cheers

Steve

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41 minutes ago, SteveO said:

That's a work of art Griff. Well done!  La'tharmes do some Teflon oven liner sheets that Mrs O has fitted in each of her ovens. They catch any cr*p that boils over or is spilled and save her a lot of cleaning.

Cheers

Steve

They are good, I used one in my previous oven and also have one in the boat oven. Unfortunately the all singing all dancing oven I have at home now has a heating element in the floor so a liner can’t be used. Something to be aware of. 

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All done and sorted. The last two nights I have popped round, cut back, tak ragged the applied the finishing oil, final application last night so she can commence using it this morning.  That was a close call, if she had the accident two days later than she did I would have never got it repaired before Christmas.

Said daughter has sent me a rather nice email, makes it all worth while:-

I honestly don’t know where I would be without you Dad and I panic for the day you’re not here (selfish I know) but who can I call at the drop of a hat in an emergency knowing it will get fixed?   Thank you so much safe to say I think I definitely owe you one or maybe two. Xx

 

Griff

 

 

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I now have my list of times to get daughter to work and pick up from work over the holiday - drop off to work 10pm, pick up 7am next morning - for the next 4 days, 2 days off then another 3 days evening and morning. the things us dads do for our kids.

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It’s an in built default setting, to help and put right things that go wrong in our kids life’s but it’s gives the greatest satisfaction that life can bring

Happy Christmas to all on our great forum.

John

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