Half Pure Tung Oil and Half Citrus Solvent. Never mix these products again. Neat and efficient. Great for food safe projects like cutting boards, table tops and wood kitchen items. Half & Half is also the right mix for raw wood floors, walls, and outdoor furniture. See how to use it here. The same process as in floor finishing would be the way most all projects are finished.
We generally recommend the Pure Tung Oil be mixed 1 to 1 with Citrus Solvent. That’s why we call it Half & Half. This make the oil thin enough to penetrate most surfaces. Then the Citrus Solvent evaporates in about two hours. However, the Citrus smell of oranges may last up to two weeks.
Half & Half is food contact safe for wood counter, cutting board, wood bowls, and tool handles. It is also popular for finishing porous stone, concrete floors, and concrete counters. Easy to repair and touch-up later after you have finished using one of the “How To” above. Just make sure the area is clean, free of wax, dirt, and grease. Then wipe a thin coat and allow to dry over night.
Tung oil is the toughest of the natural drying oil. All other oils are weaker when it comes to toughness and water resistant. So, if you want a natural finish that is waterproof this oil is the best, 100% natural oil available.
Curing takes 7 to 10 days for a partial cure and 15 to 30 days to achieve full strength. You can use your counters after you oil. Just be sure to keep water drops from sitting on them for 7 to 10 days. Keep plate and hard objects off the tops as well for the same amount of time.
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