Botched finish on floorboard spot repair

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Hi - another grand cockup by me that I just want some advice on...

I needed to use a bit of woodfiller on my floorboards last week and when sanding it down I obviously rubbed off the sheen. So I shopped around for a suitable finish to touch it up with, and I opted for Osmo Polyx Hard Wax Oil (Clear Satin, which supposedly doesn't change the colour of the wood). https://www.osmouk.com/sitechapter.cfm?chapter=82&page=247

Attempt one worked very well and the resulting sheen was a perfect match. But then I realised I'd used the wrong colour woodfiller. So I gouged that out, refilled, and sanded once again.

Here's where the problem occurred. On the second sanding I went deeper and noticed a 'ripple' effect around the deepest spots. This, I'm now presuming, was me sanding through a laquer film that I had previously left in tact. When I dabbed these spots of wood with water they darkened noticably, but the liquid evaporated after a few hours so I thought it was no biggy.

Darkening also occurred when I re-applied the Osmo, but I hoped it'd lighten while drying as it had before (Osmo product info says it's microporous, so I figured the liquid can escape). No such luck. It's been five days now and as you can see it's still very dark in sunlight. I know these oils take longer to cure, but my gut is telling me I've messed up again.

Can anyone give some advice? I know I'm an idiot, you don't need to point that out!! :(
 

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Sigh, makes sense. I'm still surprised though because I've sanded a test board very heavily and no matter how deep I go it's not showing the same darkening effect with Osmo. Maybe my initial sanding techique lifted the grain, causing deeper discoloration?

Anyway I need a fix. What about Osmo Raw? https://www.osmouk.com/sitechapter.cfm?chapter=82&page=251 If it does what it claims then it'll avoid the wet look. Will I be able to sand off this darkened stuff?
 
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