Whoa, that painting option sounds like an interesting project, but I don't think I'm that adventurous. I actually went the mink oil route a couple of times, as well as neatsfoot compound. They both did a pretty good job initially, but would lighten up fairly quickly. This time I decided to go with the black shoe creme. It didn't turn out as even as I would like, but the two coats are more than enough for the time being.
10/13/14 at 3:04am