Raw Chinese Tung oil /Turpentine oil 50%/50%
Mixture of 50% Tung oil with 50% turpentine oil.
Special oil for the maintenance of cutting boards or for treating wooden protective covers and knife handles. Because the tung oil is dissolved in the turpentine oil, the oil penetrates deeper into the wood. This mixture is ideal for processing wood where the tung oil has to penetrate deeper into the wood. Not suitable for cutting boards as turpentine oil is not suitable for consumption.
- available in 100 ml, 500 ml and 1000 ml
The seeds of the Tung tree that resemble huge chestnuts contain the valuable Tung oil. From these seeds, the Chinese wood oil or Tung oil is extracted with which wooden objects for both indoor and outdoor use can be beautifully finished and protected, and a silk-gloss protective film. For centuries, Tung oil, which is also known as Chinese wood oil, has been used to make under other paint and ink. The main application of Tung oil, however, is finishing all kinds of wooden objects. Tung oil is extracted from the seeds of the Tung tree and professionals use Tung oil mainly to finish wooden objects. Tung oil is therefore seen as the best natural oil finish that exists.
Pure or raw wood oil is a finishing product that gives a strong, flexible and water-repellent surface. Tung oil is a drying oil just like linseed oil, sunflower oil, walnut oil, etc. Tung oil is not only used in China for finishing wood, but also for finishing stone. In addition, Tung oil is considered the best protection for wooden ships. According to tradition, Marco Polo was the one who introduced Tung oil in the Western countries, although it was only used to a limited extent until the 19th century. In the 19th century, however, Tung oil was "discovered" by paint and varnish makers as a very valuable ingredient for their products and today the quality of a product is determined based on the percentage of Tung oil present in that product.
Pure Tung oil is water resistant, penetrates well, is elastic and normally does not tear. Tung oil quickly gives a solid layer thickness, protects the wood excellently and gives a transparent, matte finish. It is best to store Tung oil in a closed bottle with as little oxygen as possible (full bottles). Raw Tung oil smells slightly of nuts, is light yellow in color and contains no thinners or drying agents.
Application of pure Wood Oil
The surface must be smooth and dust-free before applying the Tung oil. Any sanding sealers, stains and pore fillers must also already be used. The first layer of Tung oil should be applied generously and can be rubbed into the wood using a dot or an old cloth. Leave the Tung oil to absorb for about 30 minutes and then remove the excess Tung oil with clean, dry cloths. Check after half an hour whether there are still wet places and remove the excess Tung oil. Let the layers dry for 3 to 7 days before applying the next layer. How many layers of Tung oil are needed is determined by the workpiece. Normally 1 to 2 layers of Tung oil are sufficient for most objects; objects made from end grain wood can sometimes be coated with up to 10 layers of Tung oil.
Turpentine oil is used to dilute this Tung oil (note: turpentine oil is different from turpentine (mineral spirits or white spirits!). You can mix the Tung oil with, for example, 50% turpentine oil, which not only increases the penetration power (and therefore the protective value), but also shortens the drying time of the tung oil. If you want to shorten the drying time of the oil even further, you can of course (possibly additionally) add a dash of Siccative to the turpentine oil.
Due to the strong water-repellent character of Tung oil, it is an excellent finish for kitchen tables, cutting boards, shower paneling and the like. Because Tung oil is also food-safe, it can also be used beautifully for finishing children's toys and furniture. Tung oil is also a wonderful product in the workshop. It provides excellent water-repellent protection on all metal machine parts such as the tables and guides of sawing, drilling and milling machines. It goes without saying that the wooden handles of your chisels in the workshop experience Tung oil as a real treat.
As said, Tung oil gives a matte finish.