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Tung Oil

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Tung Oil is  an excellent interior and exterior wood finish for bare wood, counter tops, flooring or Milk Painted pieces.

Our oil is unpolymerized and a natural drying oil, providing a tough, flexible and highly water-resistant coating. Perfect for furniture, counter tops, interior and exterior wood surfaces. This oil provides a soft lustre with a finish that is unrivalled by many other oils.

The oil saturates the wood, seals it from moisture from within. You will never have chipping, flaking or peeling! At least 2 coats are recommended, however the more coats, the more protection. You will want to re-coat every few years as the wood starts to look dull and dry. Re-coating is simple and easy, as you will not have to sand, or removing any peeling/flaking paint, just add oil, like a conditioner

Tung oil can be used on all raw and properly prepped wooded surfaces, it is also a great finished to use over the top of Milk Paint as the Milk Paint is porous it absorbs into the paint binding with it to provide a water-resistant  natural tactile finish. It is also recommended for outdoor projects as it has slightly more water resistance than Hemp Oil.

    Application Tool  Brush, lint free rag, applicator pad
    Location  Interior/Exterior
    Re-coat Time  Immediately if needed
    Top Coat  No additional top coat is required
    Clean Up  Odourless Solvent 
    Finish/Sheen  Matte to high sheen. Each additional layer and buffing increases the sheen. 
    Recommended Uses   Reclaimed wood, bare wood, table tops, floors, most any surface, painted finish or Milk Painted pieces. 
    Can Be Applied To   Use as a stain over raw or well-sanded wood; apply over painted surface for added sheen, glaze effect, or added protection; seal milk paint or other porous paint. 
    Can Be Painted Over  Once dried if over bare wood and only 1 coat applied, 10 days after for multiple coats applied . Test to ensure prior to tackling a full project.
    How to Prep  Apply over any surface or top coat for desired effect except wax.
    Cure Time  10 Days
    Maintenance/ Cleaning  Light cleaners, as they will strip away the natural oil.

    DIRECTIONS

    HOW TO USE IT 
    Apply the Tung Oil generously with a brush or cloth. Let the wood soak in the Tung Oil for approximately 5-10 minutes. Remove the excess Tung Oil within 10 minutes of application

    COVERAGE
    Coverage will vary taking into consideration what the oil is being applied. For example,  previously oiled surfaces will require very little oil, whereas bare wood will require more.

     

    WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE
     This oil will darken and richen the wood with a soft lustre sheen. Tung oil can be buffed to a sheen. Generally the older the wood, the more it will darken it. This will vary based on the type of wood/species and the age of the wood. It is highly recommended to try a small amount on an area to find out how your project will look with this application.

    Over Milk Paint it is an amazing finish. Soaking into and binding with the Milk Paint to create a tough Water resistant finish. Tung Oil is especially great for outdoor furniture and wooden projects.

    CURE TIME 
    The oil will feel dry to the touch one day after the initial application, however complete drying can be several days. For example if there is too much oil initially applied, then small amounts of oil may rise over the first few days. This can be avoided by wiping the excess away with a cloth.

    If used on a floor during this time it is recommended to place some cardboard pieces where there will be a lot of foot traffic. Dirty shoes should be kept off for at least two weeks.

    WHAT ELSE CAN IT BE USED FOR?

    Tung oil can be used on all raw and properly prepped wooded surfaces, it is also a great finished to use over the top of Milk Paint as the Milk Paint is porous it absorbs into the paint binding with it to provide a water-resistant, natural, tactile finish. It is also recommended for outdoor projects as it has slightly more water resistance than Hemp Oil.

    • Floors
    • Furniture
    • Kitchen cabinets/islands
    • Doors & windows
    • Woodwork, walls & ceilings
    • Food surfaces
    • Exterior Surfaces

    BENEFITS

    DID YOU KNOW ?

    • Revives old dry looking wood
    • Water-Resistant
    • Alcohol resistant
    • Matte to a satin-matte finish
    • Ideal for food surface (without the use of odourless solvent)
    • Interior and exterior use
    • #FUN FACT – You can use Tung Oil to finish concrete, stone brick and even bamboo!

    It penetrates to protect from the inside out. It fills up the spaces in between the grain of wood and dries to a hard water resistant finish. This oil does not leave a surface film that will chip or scratch… how amazing is that?

    The oil saturates the wood, seals it from moisture from within. You will never have chipping, flaking or peeling! At least 2 coats are recommended, however the more coats, the more protection. You will want to re-coat every few years as the wood starts to look dull and dry. Re-coating is simple and easy, as you will not have to sand, or removing any peeling/flaking paint, just add oil, like a conditioner 

    Tung oil is unpolymerized and is all natural drying oil, providing a tough, flexible and highly water-resistant coating. Perfect for furniture, counter tops, interior and exterior wood surfaces. This oil provides a soft lustre with a finish that is unrivalled by many other oils..

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    How does it work?

    Unlike a Varnish or Water-based poly coating, Tung Oil and Hemp Oil are breathable. Now, what does that mean exactly? Because these oils are from natural pressed seeds with no additives or solvents, they do not leave a plastic coating or film like conventional topcoats, like polyurethane or varnish.

    Can I use Hemp Oil over Fusion Mineral Paint?

    Yes you can however we prefer to recommend the Stain & Finishing Oil instead as you can easily paint over it, Tung Oil is difficult to paint over. 

    Can I use Fusion Mineral Paint over Tung Oil?
    Not right away. We recommend giving the tung oil a couple of months to cure before trying to use Fusion over top. If the Fusion laces or beads, the oil is not ready to be painted on. There is no guarantee with this oil that you can 100% successfully paint over it. 

    Do I have to re-apply Tung Oil?

    It depends on your application. If you have applied the tung oil to a raw wood surface and want to keep it in great condition, we do recommend re-applying every 6-12 months, or as the wood shows it needs it based on your needs. 

    Can I use Tung Oil outside?

    Definitely! Tung oil adds water resistance to the surface it is applied on. It is great for decks, Adirondack chairs, and picnic tables! For best results, we recommend re-applying the oil at least once a year.

    Is Tung Oil food-safe?

    Yes it is. Once cured and as long as no solvent has been used to cut the Tung Oil. However, we advise against using the tung oil as a food safe finish.

    Can I use Tung Oil on my wood floors?

    Definitely. For this application, it is best if you can sand the floors down to raw wood, apply the tung oil in excess, and let it soak in. Leave it for 12-24 hours, then wipe away the excess. If there is no excess, you may need to apply more and repeat the process until your floors are saturated.

    Can Tung Oil be used outdoors?

    Yes, Tung Oil can be used for interior and exterior purposes.

    How do I revive old wood with Tung Oil?

    Apply the Tung Oil generously with a brush or cloth. Let the wood soak in the Tung Oil for approximately 5-10 minutes. Remove the excess Tung Oil within 10 minutes of application. Apply another coat if needed immediately.

    Read all about the most frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

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