Woodworking Expert – Michael Dresdner: “Yes, I would put a coat or two of oil-based polyurethane on for more durability, and it is fully compatible over the dried tung oil (or linseed oil, or any other drying oil for that matter.) There are still many varnish formulations that use tung oil.
Put at least one coat of clear oil on first, though. Wipe-on poly or spar varnish will work on top of tung oil. This should protect the top from water damage, but it will show wear, so you will need to reapply every year or so. Okay if it is in your house, but not in a client’s.
can I use water based polyurethane over tung oil? Conventional wisdom says never put a water based finish over an oil based finish. Since the Tung Oil is probably an oil and varnish mix you will probably succeed if you put shellac in between, but I would test it on a scrap piece before I put it on a finished piece.
People also ask, can you seal tung oil?
Let the oil cure for up to 30 days For the first 10 days of curing, check and wipe up and tung oil that may seep to the surface. There is no other sealers or protective products needed on top of your oil. It naturally seals, waterproofs, and protects your surfaces!
How many coats of tung oil should be used?
Should I sand between coats of tung oil?
No, while I rarely use tung oil, when I do I do not sand between applications. The 3/0 steel wool will scuff the surface enough. Just be sure to wipe off the excess oil after each application. Tung oil can turn white if applied too thickly or applied before the prior coat has dried.
How long does tung oil finish last?
After a while, then reapply to achieve more of a finish. But steel wool between coats allows the natural wood feel to be maintained. Reapplying Tung Oil every 6 months would be like reapplying lacquer every 6 months.
How do you buff out tung oil?
If its pure tung oil, it can take months to fully cure. If what you have is pure tung oil, thin with 2 to 3 parts mineral spirits before applying. 24 hours between coats, very light buffing with #0000 steel wool between all but the last two coats. 2-3 days to cure the last coat before buffing (only if needed).
What is the difference between tung oil and linseed oil?
They’re both plant-based oil finishes that penetrate and saturate the wood grain. Here are some key differences between linseed oil and tung oil: Linseed oil carries a slight yellow tint, whereas tung oil dries to a clear finish. Tung oil is more water-resistant than linseed oil.
Can I put wax over tung oil?
Yes, Feed-N-Wax is compatible with all cured (fully dry) clear coat finishes including; tung oil finish, polyurethane finish, varnish, and lacquer wood finishes. Feed-N-Wax adds a protective coating of beeswax and carnauba wax that helps prolong the life of the finish.
Does tung oil waterproof wood?
Tung Oil has been around for many many years. It was used to preserve wood ships for hundreds of years. The oil penetrates into the wood, providing a relatively hard surface that repels water, giving it a waterproof finish. When tung oil is not thinned, in other words, it’s 100% tung oil, it’s a non-toxic finish.
What is the difference between tung oil and polyurethane?
Tung oil can be applied on the wood surface using a normal piece of cloth whereas polyurethane has to be applied using a sponge or paint brush. Tung oil makes the wood look granular and grainy by enhancing the natural grain of wood. It does not coat the wood in a way that polyurethane does.
Is tung oil good for exterior use?
While tung oil can be excellent to waterproof the wood, the best form of protective finish you can use is our new Outdoor Defense Oil. Made from Pure tung oil, pine oil, and zinc, it offers natural and non-toxic weather protection. Wipe off any excess that does not soak into the wood after 40 minutes.
Can you put tung oil over stained wood?
Tung oil is an oil finish which can’t be used over stained wood. I know many swear by tung oil; but it’s all marketing, hype and mislabeled and misleading products. Stains have a varnish binder in them to keep the pigment in place, this seals the wood preventing an oil to penetrate into the wood.
How can you make tung oil dry faster?
Wipe the oil evenly onto the wood with a clean cloth, using a circular motion. Add more oil to the surface, in small amounts, until you have evenly covered the entire surface. Wipe off excess oil, keeping only a thin coating on the wood at any time. Wait for the first layer of oil to dry (about 15 to 20 minutes).
Is tung oil a gloss?
Tung oil is usually sold in satin, gloss or high gloss varieties. Follow the directions on the can. High gloss is possible with pure tung oil. The more coats you use the higher a sheen you will be able to achieve.
What is the difference between tung oil and Danish oil?
Although Danish oil and teak oil are both blends of finishing oils, varnishes, and mineral spirits, the major difference between the 2 is that Danish oil creates a more waterproof and hard-wearing surface, much like pure tung oil. Dries quickly.
Can you apply tung oil over boiled linseed oil?
Re: Tung Oil over Boiled Linseed Oil If you wiped off the excess BLO it should work OK but wait at least a week to make sure the BLO is completely dry. Formby’s tung oil is a good choice but be advised it will give you a high shine.