I had been using food grade mineral oil for wet sanding. I ran out of mineral oil and bought some Behlen industrial / commercial paraffin oil at woodcraft to use for wet sanding instead. I had always thought paraffin oil was pretty much the same thing as mineral oil so I didn't read the warnings on the can in the store.
I was surprised when I started using it to find lots of health warnings and ingredients like toluene, napthalene and makusikalene. Not the kind of stuff I want all over my bare hands while I'm sanding.
I've done some research online and have become completely confused. Apparently the name "paraffin oil" means lots of different things to different people and is used interchangeably with either mineral oil or kerosene depending on the forum and country.
What I really want to know is "Is there any advantage to using Behlen industrial / commercial paraffin oil instead of food grade mineral oil as a lubricant for wet sanding".
If there isn't, I'm going to chuck it and go buy a bottle of mineral oil at the drugstore.