|Forum topic by harriw||posted 12-21-2012 01:45 AM||1129 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-21-2012 01:45 AM
I finished up a pair of Cuttingboards for Christmas presents and have been putting mineral oil on them. I came home today though to find the boards “sweating” oil. The last few days they’ve been soaking it up like a dry sponge, so this is definitely different. I’ve been wiping them down, but they just keep oozing.
What’s going on here – is this normal? Does it just mean it’s saturated and doesn’t need any more? Only changes I can think of is that I sanded the second board down much finer – down to 320 grit. It felt so smooth and glassy that I took the 1st one back out and brought that down to 320 as well (once the previous coats of mineral oil had dried). Could I have closed up the pores by sanding it down too fine?
The other thing is the 1st board has many more coats than the second, as it was completed earlier. I think I have around 5 coats per side on the 1st board, and only 2-3 per side on the second.
A few other possibilities that don’t seem very likely: I’m down near the bottom of my 1st bottle of mineral oil. What abou weather changes? it got colder and started raining today, but both the temp and humidity have been up and down the last few days and I haven’t seen this problem until now.
Thanks a lot for your help!
-- Bill - Western NY