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Unread 01-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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newbie: excess mineral oil on slate countertop

Hi everyone!
I am new to this forum and am excited to learn from all the experts out there!
We recently reno'd a 1937 house, including new kitchen and bathroom. We lucked into some black slate - the source was an old snooker table.
We looked around the internet and decided to seal the slate with mineral oil. Last night we cleaned/dried the slate then applied the mineral oil with a dry cloth. This morning we woke up and it still feels oily.

-What can I expect for length of time until the counter no longer feels oily?
-Did we apply too much? If so, should I wipe it off with a new, dry cloth or just wait it out until it soaks in?
-In the meantime, can I set items on my counters or will this leave permanent marks in the seal?

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Unread 01-06-2011, 12:43 PM   #2
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I wouldn't seal a countertop with oil that you want to use for food prep,i will say why not use dishsoap in water and try to clean off the excess and see what happens.

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Unread 01-06-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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Straight mineral oil won't be a health concern, but it won't "dry," either. It won't evaporate at room temperatures. Soap and water should get it up.
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