Wood Finishing 100% Pure Tung Oil Finish 1 Gallon
Ask us a Question
Wood Finishing 100% Pure Tung Oil Finish Gallon
We guarantee Real Milk Paint's Pure Tung Oil is ASTM Quality Tested to be light in color with the highest amount of reactive sites to ensure drying. The Tung Oil offered by Real Milk Paint, is actually a pure tung oil meaning it comes without any additives or distillates. The tung oil offered by most other companies can be anything from a thinned down varnish to polymerized tung oil, and most have petroleum distillates added.
Our pure Tung Oil will not build a gloss finish or heavy finish, but will penetrate deeply into the wood to enhance character and water resistance. This makes it perfect for uses such as wood bowls, counter tops, outdoor furniture, decks, wood siding, wood flooring, concrete, brick, just about any porous surface that needs an environmentally friendly product.
Pure Tung Oil comes from cold pressing of the seeds or nuts of the Tung tree. Tung trees mainly grow in the mountainous regions of China away from industrialization and pollution. Climate, soil and air quality are essential for a high quality oil.
Our Pure Tung Oil is packed in semitransparent containers so you can see the natural "Honey" color. How Fresh is our Pure Tung Oil? All of our Pure Tung Oils are "fresh" pumped from a drum just before shipping. They are packaged in #2 HDPE recyclable semi transparent bottles.
Pure Tung Oil was and is one of the first truely "Green" finishes. It is all natural and contains zero VOC's. Pure Tung oil (China wood oil) is a all natural finishing product that provides a tough, flexible and highly water-resistant coating. It is classed as a drying oil along with linseed, poppy seed, safflower seed, walnut, soybean and a few other oils.
More recently, tung oil has gained favor over linseed oil for wood finishing because it is faster drying and does not darken as much with age. A Pure Tung Oil all natural finish is water and alkali resistant offering a protective barrier. A Pure Tung Oil finish will not darken with age as other finishes will. It resists marks, penetrates well, remains elastic and unlikely to check. Tung oil builds quickly, consolidates the wood surface and builds a transparent matte finish. Pure Tung Oil finish will not mildew or bleed like linseed oil when dry which makes it an excellent candidate for outdoor finishes. It should be kept in an airtight container with minimum air space. Pure Tung Oil contains no thinners or driers and has a light nutty odor.
The surface should be dusted to remove all loose particles. Alternatively, you can lightly sand the first coat before applying a second. Any filling or staining (water or alcohol stains work best) must be done before the oil is applied. The first coat should be a liberal one, and you can rub it over the wood with your hand using a soft rag. Allow this application to sit for 40 minutes so the oil can soak in. If it completely soaks into the wood, apply another coat. Continue to apply coats until wood is saturated and stays glossy for 40 minutes. Then check for any seeping, and rub this off as well. Let soak in completely over night between applications. Do not allow standing oil on the surface over night . Any standing or puddles oil should be wiped away with clean rags. Pure Tung Oil will take 7 to 10 days for a minimum cure and 15 to 30 days for a full cure.
The number of coats of oil to be applied will be determined by the intended use of the piece. Two to four coats are enough for decorative work, paneling and moulding. Surfaces that receive moderate to heavy use or handling could need up to six coats for maximum protection, plus a light renewal coat a couple of times a year. This process will give you a surface that will stand up to vigorous use and spills: water will bead on the surface.
Pure Tung Oil is recommended for wood finishing of kitchen tables, chopping blocks, wood and concrete counter tops, wood floors, concrete floors, refinishing wood floors, outdoor decks, outdoor furniture, wood siding, log homes both interior and exterior and similar uses. Its non-toxic nature makes it particularly appropriate for children's toys and furniture. It gives good protection to wood paneling and molding.
Pure Tung Oil's matte finish will do nicely on certain pieces of furniture, but if a glossy finish is preferred you will need to buff and wax the finish, or use polymerized tung oil or a formulated tung oil based product. We have found tung oil to be a valuable helper in the workshop. It adheres very well to metal, and a light coat rubbed onto tool steel is an effective rust inhibitor. Wooden handles will also benefit from the occasional coat.
Pure Tung Oil should be stored in moderate temperature. It should also be kept out of direct sunlight.
Bring out the beautiful colors in wood furniture and put on a layer of added protection with Tung oil.
PURE TUNG OIL ADVANTAGES:
All Natural means "Green"
Best Available, Grade 1 yellow
Naturally polymerizing finish
Cures by oxidation not evaporation
Does not form a glossy finish no matter the number of coats
Form a flexible water proof finish
Resists abrasion and acids
Does not blister and peel (properly applied)
Does not mold like linseed oil
Long shelf life (will last for years, properly sealed)
Does not darken with time like linseed oil
Concentrated (thin one to one, doubles the coverage)
Combined with "Citrus Solvent" makes an all natural finish
FDA approved for food contact