Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Castle Pines, Colorado
Have I ruined this cutting board?
Well, doggone it, I forgot to put some kind of anti-blotching on this hard Maple board before I put a few coats of mineral oil on it. I did try to sand it down a bit, wipe on General Finishes Pre-Stain conditioner (water based), let it dry for a few hours, and then wipe on mineral oil again, but as you can see, it didn't help. Maybe I didn't sand deep enough. So my questions are:
Is this even "fixable" now?
Is the G.F. pre-stain conditioner a good choice for blotch control or should I get some of the Charles Neil stuff?
Did I not give the G.F. conditioner enough time to do it's thing?
I didn't try scraping the mineral oil off - do you think that would work?
Thanks for any help!