- Jul 25, 2015
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And when that oil soaks in / dries up it will be the same color you started with. A light colored board does not mean it's "dry." 99% of the people that oil their boards are just going through the motions - it serves no purpose at all.
Depends what oil you use on your board, lemon mineral oil seems to evaporate like you speak of but linseed oil which is plant based and is sometimes used as a wood finish. In my SG pics above, the neck is still just as dark as it was and is nicely sealed now. I only moisten my boards about once a year to clean and condition them.