Cost to Restore Butcher Block
Compare the average cost to restore butcher block yourself with hiring a handyman service. Use your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a pro to do the job. Learn what to consider and the steps involved.
The hardworking tough surface of butcher block makes it a popular choice for countertops, work surfaces and table tops. But when it becomes scratched, stained and scarred, it can be an eyesore. Luckily, it?s a forgiving material that can be restored with a process of scraping, sanding and finishing to a like-new condition.
A handyman will charge $80 to restore a 4-foot long butcher block surface, which includes the labor and material. With a minimum of tools and talents, a handy homeowner can do the job for $10, the cost of the materials, and save 88 percent. The job involves several steps that build on each other. Begin by masking the surrounding surface to protect it. Then use a wood or paint scraper to lightly shave off the top layer of blemishes. Treat the dark stains or blotches with a mixture of half bleach and half water, or with wood bleach following the manufacturer's directions. More than one application may be needed. Use a palm sander with several grades of sandpaper to remove scratches and stains until the surface is blemish-free. Rub on a finish coat of mineral oil for the last step and let it soak in.
National Average Cost
Restore Butcher Block
- DIY 60%
- PRO 40%