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Oh b****r

Postby RogerS » 02 Jul 2015, 18:32

Today was one of those chore days as the weather was wet. On the list was to oil lightly the hinges on the door to the downstairs loo. I was very careful to use only a smidgeon but (and I'd never have expected it) opening and shutting the door to work the oil in made it squirt out under pressure. All over a twee little door that I made from elm to cover the mains stop cock.

I'd decided not to apply any finish to it as I didn't foresee anything contaminating it and I much prefer the look of natural wood. To say that I am gutted is an understatement. I will leave it to dry for a week or so as anything I do now while it's 'wet' will only make things worse, I reckon. Of **** it. :evil:

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Postby DaveL » 02 Jul 2015, 19:30

Looks like it might need to be finished in the Norm style. :twisted:
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Re: Oh b****r

Postby Rob » 02 Jul 2015, 19:47

I reckon you'll need to use some more oil of some description to even up the finish. Cant see it fading enough as those oil stains are mighty persistent. A darker more uniform finish would still be preferable to spot stains though don't you think? I would have thought anything would do from the oil finishing cupboard (tung, Danish, linseed etc)
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Re: Oh b****r

Postby Robert » 02 Jul 2015, 20:00

woodshavings soaked in white spirit and covered in plastic sheet then left on my drive for a couple of days took all of the oil stains off of my drive. Might work on a door.

If it doesn't then at least it will lighten the stains.
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Postby RogerS » 02 Jul 2015, 21:39

I like that idea, Robert. Maybe use sawdust?
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Postby Robert » 02 Jul 2015, 22:14

I just emptied the shop vac into a bin bag and poured in some white spirit and shook the bag - so a mixture of dust and shavings. Any wood dust or chips will do.

it looks like a giant oil stain when you take the plastic off and clear away the shavings but the white spirit soon evaporates and (on concrete block paving at least) leaves a cleaned surface.

guess you could test the idea on a bit of scrap wood before committing...
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Re: Oh b****r

Postby TrimTheKing » 02 Jul 2015, 22:57

Washing up liquid poured neat onto engine oil on block paving makes the oil miraculously disappear too (not just an urban myth, I promise I have done it myself and it works 100%). Not sure on timber but another potential option…

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Postby Andyp » 03 Jul 2015, 09:30

I feel your pain Roger
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