Danish oil

Q: We have put Danish oil on our 100+ old pine floor. My husband did not wipe off the excess oil, he thought it would dry. It did not. In places the floor is shiny and sticky but in other places the floor is beautiful and just the look we wanted.

What do we do with the parts of the floor that have too much oil on them?

A: I would try wiping the floor down with mineral spirits. Hopefully the solvent will mix with the oil and as it evaporates, will dry the finish. You would have had a better choice in a tung oil product such as Waterlox. www.waterlox.com.