Pure Tung Oil Pint
Give your projects a natural long-lasting finish with a product that is environmentally friendly – WoodRiver® Tung Oil. Tung oil, like walnut and linseed oils, is a well-known drying oil that...
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- 100% Pure Tung Oil
- Easy To Apply
- Produces A Rich Lustrous Sheen
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Easy to use
works well, just takes forever to dry. Used on a few knife handles
I use this on nearly everything. I used shellac for projects, but I read about the advantages of Tung Oil online in a forum. It's way easier to use than mixing shellac, and it doesn't set as quickly. From what I gather, shellac sits on the surface of the wood, where Tung Oil penetrates. After multiple coats of Tung, it gives wood an indescribable glow. This beats boiled linseed as well. BLO doesn't ever completely dry where Tung does. Tung polymerizes with exposure to air, so when using it be sure to add marbles to the container, squeeze the air out, or put it in gradually smaller containers as it is used. Awesome stuff!
A waste of money
It is said that allowing air to sit in the bottle will polymerize the oil. I used marbles and also squeezed the bottle so that there was almost no air left when I tightened the cap each time. I was always careful to keep it as air sealed as possible and yet 2/3's of it still polymerized in the bottle. I tried to use what was left that has not polymerized after a few months sitting and ironically that did not harden on the wood as it is supposed to. After applying it on a raw piece of wood and wiping it off completely, several days after it still hadn't dried. I touched the wood with my finger and got oil on my hands. Glad I didn't finish a bowl with it and then put it on an expensive piece of table cloth or it would have left an oily ring.
I use this product to finish my furniture.