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    Tung Oil is a hard drying wood oil that provides a lustrous and beautiful finish. It resists marring, penetrates well, and is environmentally friendly. Our tung oil is 100% pure and of the highest quality you'll find. It's all-natural, food safe, and creates a matte finish. FDA approved for food contact. Not convinced? Read the reviews below.
  • Half & Half

    From: $3.50
    A perfect blend of Pure Tung Oil and natural, food grade thinner. One part Pure Tung Oil mixed to one part Citrus Solvent. Most projects require the thick viscosity of Pure Tung Oil to be thinned for better absorption into the surface. Half & Half is the perfect ratio for projects large and small. We've done the mixing so you don't have to! SHIPS ONLY UPS Ground or USPS (Unable to deliver via UPS 2-Day, 3-Day or Next-Day Air)
  • Citrus Solvent

    From: $19.99
    An all natural way to thin tung oil. Will evaporate as it dries. Can also be used as a concentrated cleaner. SHIPS ONLY UPS Ground or USPS (Unable to deliver via UPS 2-Day, 3-Day or Next-Day Air)
  • Dark Half

    From: $3.50
    A perfect blend of our Dark Tung Oil and natural, food grade thinner. Dark Tung Oil has natural resin mixed in to add depth to your grain and instantly give an aged look. One part Dark Tung Oil mixed to one part Citrus Solvent. Most projects require the thick viscosity of raw Tung Oil to be thinned in order to soak into the surface. Perfect ratio for small to large projects. Leave the mixing to us! SHIPS ONLY UPS Ground or USPS (Unable to deliver via UPS 2-Day, 3-Day or Next-Day Air)
  • Dark Tung Oil

    From: $3.50
    Tung oil with natural resin to add depth to your grain and instantly have an aged look.
  • A perfect outdoor wood treatment oil that provides a great Non-Toxic way to finish your outdoor projects! This oil is made with 100% Pure Tung Oil, Pine Oil, and Zinc. Use it as a raised garden bed, deck, or pergola wood finish or on concrete, stone or any absorbent material for outdoor finishing.
  • Hemp Oil

    From: $3.50
    Hemp Oil dries to a matte finish and will not produce a gloss or even much sheen. Boasting qualities such as food contact safe, hypoallergenic, all natural VOC’s, and no need for a solvent to thin the oil. This naturally thin viscosity oil will penetrate porous surfaces well. Use on bare wood, over milk paint, chalk paint, cutting boards, carved utensils, and to revive old wood finishes.
  • The only truly odorless mineral spirit on the market. You’ll be shocked at how little smell there is. This is a high-quality thinner and is a must-have if you’re sensitive to chemical odors. A petroleum based odorless high-grade mineral spirit - sometimes referred to as white spirit. Sold in Gallons only. Use this as a paint thinner or remover, to clean paint brushes or thin oil such as pure tung oil.

WOOD FINISHING OIL

Whether you’re looking for the perfect protective finish to your latest painting project, preserve the integrity of older work, or want to add a special touch to a treasured piece of furniture, Real Milk Paint wood finishes are an excellent choice popular among many woodworkers. Depending on the type of finish you’re looking for, you can choose from our:

  • Pure tung oil or Dark tung oil
  • Natural citrus solvent or half-and-half citrus solvent and tung oil
  • Hemp oil

Pure tung oil has been trusted for thousands of years as a water resistant wood finish. After drying time, this oil finish forms a protective final coat over top of the surface to which it’s been applied. Tung oil can be used as a top coat over paint or as a wood finishing oil, making it great for projects like dining table tops, kitchen tables, cabinetry, floors, doors, bowls (Tung oil is FDA approved as food safe), butcher blocks, and cutting boards, and can even be used on brick and concrete. Sanding oily wood between coats with a wet-dry sandpaper can result in an extra smooth and rich finish.

DARK TUNG OIL FINISH

Real Milk Paint’s dark tung oil is similar to our regular tung oil, except that it has a natural and non-toxic resin added to the mix that brings depth to wood grain. It also creates a dark, matte finish that results in a classic aged and antique look. Dark tung oil has all the same great features as our regular tung oil, so it’s ideal for all the same types of projects. It also doesn’t yellow as much as over time like some other finishes such as linseed oil, nitrocellulose lacquer or varnishes like polyurethane

HEMP OIL FINISH

If you’re looking for natural wood oils and VOC-free finishes, hemp oil is a fantastic choice. Hemp Oil is very popular when it comes to sealing over milk paint for furniture refinishers.  It requires no thinning, has a pleasant nutty aroma, and has a color that varies from a light green to a golden yellow. Like tung oil, hemp oil dries to a matte finish, and can be used on bare wood or as a finish on top of the paint.

NATURAL CITRUS SOLVENT

Our natural citrus solvent is an environmentally friendly product that can be used as a paint thinner alternative, in place of mineral spirits, and as a degreaser. Our solvent is made from pure orange peel extract and less than 2%  water and doesn’t contain the additives or surfactants found in traditional paint thinners.

HALF TUNG OIL AND HALF CITRUS SOLVENT

Before being applied, tung oil has to be thinned out to ensure the best coverage and penetration. But getting the ratio right can be difficult, which is why we started bottling the perfect natural oil and citrus solvent mixture for you. This blend is ideal for:

  • Coating, sealing and protecting all types of wood from wear and water
  • Bringing out wood’s natural look
  • Deepening the natural wood color

USING FINISHING OILS OVER MILK PAINT

Another great application for these penetrating wood finishing oils is to seal over Real Milk Paint. These oils effectively absorb into and through the milk paint, keeping the matte finish, and seal the paint so that it will repel water and won’t rub off. Using wood oils like this is a classic technique for Windsor chair makers.

It’s worth noting that using a finishing oil over milk paint will result in a color shift. Pure Tung Oil and Half & Half will make colors more saturated and deeper. When being applied over lighter colors, these wood oils will add an amber hue. Hemp Oil will also change colors to be more saturated and deeper. But, when being applied over lighter colors it dries virtually clear.

The Real Milk Paint Company has many wood finishing oil products available to protect your furniture, spoon carving projects, green woodworking, and other enjoyable projects. All of our milk paint colors and finishes are guaranteed to be the highest quality and environmentally friendly.