problem with finishing pine flooring with tung oil
We have laid pine flooring (very dry and acclimated to home)and my husband has been applying 1850 Tung oil. We have been following the application instructions from Real Milk Paint Company using a roller to apply oil, leave it for 40 min then wipe off excess, repeat 24 hours later.
The problem is his second coat has left a thick glossy layer with gobs and puddles that have now cured...lovely. My instinct tells me he was thinking more is better and then not wiping the excess off but just moving it around.
I did the bathroom a few months ago and never had the same problem after 3 coats. He did better with the second floor but it still ended up glossy...shouldn't it be smooth and matte?
I have started sanding it all off the worst floor to start over. I tried just doing a light sanding but it just left spots of white all over.
Does anyone have any tips on avoiding this next time around?
Could it be that his first coat saturated the wood and it doesn't need any more coats?
Is there a better application method we could be using?
Thanks in advance for any help.