Getting dirty! I spend a ton of time preparing all the wood before you place your order! I am going to give you a peak at what I do for preparation before we design and add your photo's to the wood boards. Here is how it's done!
4) I sand each board with my belt sander then I hand sand each board with a soft sandpaper.
8) I use a tack cloth to wipe each one down. Now I am ready to seal them! I use a satin or semi gloss polyurethane. I coat the back of each board 4 times. I soft sand between each coat giving 12-24 hours to dry between each coat. My counter stays full for a few days!!