I'm in real bad need of some urgent help. While my wife is out of town, I
decided to undertake a project that would have been difficult while she is
We have in our kitchen, a center island counter, about 3.5 ft. by 8 feet,
that is finished like a butcher block, but with long grain, rather than end
grain on the surface. It's about 20 years old and was in need of
I sanded it down, finishing with 400 grit sandpaper. When I finished
sanding, it looked great, very smooth, very even and very blond.
I proceeding to finish it off with butcher block oil. That was a disaster.
It turned the wood very dark.
I need to know how to get that oil out so that I can return it to blond
color and then what kind of oil to use that will leave the blond tone.
I hope someone has a good suggestion. Otherwise, I'm in deep trouble!