how many applications of mineral oil need to be applied when refinishing a butcher block?
For unseasoned butcher block, my bottle of mineral oil suggest 3 to 4 coats. I used 2 coats of the regular mineral oil ( a product made for butcher block) and 2 coats of Butcher Block Conditioner which contains mineral oil and beeswax and carnauba wax. The waxes help repel water so when something is spilled it beads up and doesn't soak into the wood. Now that mine has been seasoned, I reapply 2 coats (one of mineral oil and one of butcher block conditioner) as needed which in my case is about every 4 months.