Mineral oil on top of Danish oil query

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jonbee56

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Right,
Firstly I know I’ve screwed up, so let’s continue.

I‘m a bit of a skip rat and came across a large oak kitchen worktop cutout when the fitters cut a sink. It was a great find
…. cut it out as a sink preparation insert for my own kitchen
i gave it a couple of coats of danish oil and that’s where the issue started.

Unfortunately the danish oil used is Barrettine Woodcare Danish Oil and having looked at the details (afterwards 🙄) it’s not food safe.

I also have food grade mineral oil which I know IS food safe.

my question is : have I wasted the cutting board, or will applications of the mineral oil over the Danish Oil save the day ?

……….I could have kicked myself in hindsight as stupidly I presumed all Danish oil was food safe
 

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Thanks, I’ve read the reply a few times, tried cutting out the double negatives, are you saying that all finishes are food safe once dry ??
 

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You could strip with white spirit and then fairy liquid..
Recoat with food safe stuff?
 

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Prior to coming in ive been on a bike forum, discussing brakes. Read the title 'mineral oil' as being brake orientated, then got to the Danish oil bit and had a real mindfart thinking Whaaat !! :LOL:
 

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I would be inclined to go with phils answer.... you could however give it a couple of weeks and then go over with mineral oil. I would imagine as long as the original oil has soaked in and done its thing, the mineral oil will still be worthwhile
 

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Prior to coming in ive been on a bike forum, discussing brakes. Read the title 'mineral oil' as being brake orientated, then got to the Danish oil bit and had a real mindfart thinking Whaaat !! :LOL:

yep, I ride a cbr600, and quite understand…. And to add a bit more confusion, I’m a beekeeper and use the mineral oil in that as well
 
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I would be inclined to go with phils answer.... you could however give it a couple of weeks and then go over with mineral oil. I would imagine as long as the original oil has soaked in and done its thing, the mineral oil will still be worthwhile

I like the idea, with due respect and thanks to Phil, I’m gonna do just that. I’m sure it’ll be safe anyway after Phils advise, but it doesn’t hurt to be a bit more cautious at the moment.

god help me if I told mrs it’s ok, then got belly ache. I’d be in the doghouse for years
 

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It’ll be fine, there’s food safe and then there’s don’t drink a pint of it. What you might ingest is anything on the surface if it formed a film so a quick sand or scrape would get rid of that.

Gently heated beeswax and mineral oil makes a board butter that gives good water repellency to stop any odours sinking in. I use it on mine and am happy doing garlic without worrying about flavour transfer next time I use it
 

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