I have a pine wood floor I'm about to oil. The recommended procedure (according to the manufacturer) is:
For about 5 boards at a time:
- Apply oil using a paint roller. Leave it wet for 5-10 minutes
- Use a squeegee to drag the excess oil to the next boards
- Dry the boards with a cloth
I've heard from two sources that the rubber on the squeegees they've used has partially dissolved in the oil, leaving black stripes on the floor.
This makes sense, since oil can dissolve rubber, so I figured I might want to use another type (if there are other types available).
However, in the pictures used to illustrate the procedure, it seems the squeegees are made of rubber.
Has anyone encountered this problem? Any suggestions for how I can avoid this?