He did say it had been in storage 35 years, and was very dry. I helped my grandfather paint the trim on his house. Hadn't been painted in I don't know how long. Paint a section white, looked great, solid white. Move to another section, look back, first section looked like it had never been touched. Took a LOT of coats before we started seeing white when we looked back at it. If it sat that long, then I would say, yes, it is going to suck up a whole lot of oil.