//Pure Tung Oil (Chinawood Oil)
  • Pure Tung Oil Wood Finishes (chinawood oil)
  • Pure Tung Oil Wood Finishes (chinawood oil)
  • Pure Tung Oil Wood Finishes (chinawood oil)

Pure Tung Oil (Chinawood Oil)

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Pure Tung Oil is a hard drying oil that provides a lustrous and beautiful finish. It resists marring, penetrates well, and is environmentally friendly. Our is the purest, highest quality you’ll find. All natural, food safe, and creates a flat finish. FDA approved for food contact. Not convinced? Read the reviews below.

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Product Description

Enhance character & water resistance with a great finish

The Tung Oil offered by Real Milk Paint is a pure oil meaning it comes without any additives or distillates. Most other companies can be anything from a thinned down varnish to polymerized tung oil, and most have petroleum distillates added. Ours will not build a gloss finish or heavy finish, but will penetrate deeply into the wood to enhance character and water resistance while creating a great wood finish.

This makes our tung perfect for uses such as wood bowls, wood counter tops, butcher blocks, cutting boards, chopping blocks, outdoor furniture, decks, wood siding, wood flooring, concrete, brick and just about any porous surface that needs an environmentally friendly product.

We guarantee our Pure Tung Oil is ASTM Quality Tested to be light in color with the highest amount of reactive sites to ensure drying and a great wood finish. Only the freshest, highest quality, most costly oil is “Shipped Daily” from our facility. Remember that “Quality is long enjoyed while a cheap price is long endured”. My family and dedicated associates thank you for your support.

Our oil is a natural “Honey” color. Cheaper grades are generally off-color or greenish. Other companies will not talk about th color oils are supposed to be because it’s their quality does not uphold. But color is important, you are using it to finish your wood so it makes sense that the way it looks plays a big part in the finish of your product.

Advantages

  • Zero VOC’s
  • All Natural means “Green”
  • Freshness Guaranteed (fresh pumped daily)!
  • 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
  • Does not go rancid

See Finished Wood Samples

Coverage

  • 8 oz. covers 25 sq. feet
  • 16 oz. covers 50 sq. feet
  • 32 oz. covers 100 sq. feet
  • Gallon covers 400 sq. feet one coat

This is coverage for the oil only and not diluted with Citrus Solvent.

I was nervous about how well tung oiled oak floors would stand up to everything my cats have to offer (spilled food, water, cat litter, the occasional pee, poop, and vomit, as well as their dead critters — frogs, lizards, mice and gophers — but I was committed to using your tung oil for its ease of use/repair and for its environmentally-friendly qualities. One year later I am thrilled to report that the seven applications of tung oil are performing beautifully. Not one stain. (I use water to wipe up, then follow with a swipe of Urinoff.)Even for messes I haven’t found right away (no more than a day or two?), there has been no stain to the oak. Thank you for a terrific product!

The floor is fantastic! I was just cleaning it this morning with a sponge mop and it is amazing how good it looks! I am SO GLAD I found your site with all the how to. Such a WARM and DEEP look…

Properties & Characteristics

  • Tung Oil is an all natural finish tht is water and alkali resistant and offers a protective barrier.
  • A Pure Tung Oil finish will not darken with age as other finishes will. It resists marring, penetrates well, elastic and unlikely to check.
  • It resists marring, penetrates well, elastic and unlikely to check.
  • Tung oil builds quickly, consolidates the wood surface and builds a transparent matte finish.
  • It 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.
  • It contains no thinners or driers and has a light nutty odor.
  • A Pure Tung Oil finish mixed with Citrus Solvent is an all-natural organic finish that is environmentally safe and food safe.

How Fresh is our Pure Tung Oil?

All of our Tung Oils are “fresh” pumped from a drum just before shipping. They are packaged in #2 HDPE recyclable bottles because being devoted to an environmentally friendly product isn’t just about the what’s in the bottle! If you’re looking for a darker finish, be sure to also see our exclusive Dark Raw Tung Oil.

For new wood floors and refinishing wood floors, applications must be thinned for the best wood finish. “Floor Finishing and Pure Tung Oil“, “How to Stain Floors” and our newest article “How to Finish Decks and Porches“.

For other applications the following methods should work well, as always test your application method before full application to a large project. We strive to provide the best information and assistance possible. If you have any question or feedback, please call.

History

Pure Tung Oil comes from cold pressing of the seeds or nuts of the Tung tree, which mainly grow in the mountainous regions of China away from industrialization and pollution. Climate, soil and air quality are essential for high quality oil. Ours is 100% Pure Chinese Tung Oil, which is also known as China wood oil and is an all-natural finish manufactured by pressing the tung nut, no petroleum distillates or other additives – just pure oil. Some low priced marketers will package South American Tung Oil (dark, greenish in color) and sell it as the higher quality Chinese. Chinese Tung is available in 3 grades, we only offer the best available, Grade 1 yellow. This high quality oil offers superior color, faster drying and a long term elastic finish. Elasticity is an important factor as the oil must continue to flex with the expansion and contraction of the substrate on which it is applied.

It’s one of the first and remains to be one of the only truly “Green” or environmentally friendly finishes. It is all natural and contains zero VOC’s. It’s an all-natural finishing product that provides a tough, flexible and highly water-resistant coating or wood finish. It is classed as a drying oil along with linseed, poppy seed, safflower seed, walnut, soybean, oiticica and a few other oils. Although it is relatively new to the Western world, it has been known for centuries to the Chinese, and until this century, China was the main source. It comes from the seed of the tung trees, Aleurites fordii and Aleurites montana, deciduous trees that are very susceptible to frost damage. This vulnerability has restricted the cultivation of the trees to China and South America. It’s been used in the building trades as a treatment for both stone and wooden structures; in marine trades as a preservative and water repellant on wooden boats for centuries. It is said to have been introduced to the West by Marco Polo. From the 13th to the 19th century, tung oil had only limited use in the West. More recently, it’s gained favor over linseed oil for wood finishing because it is faster drying and does not darken as much with age.

Application

Pure Tung by the Real Milk Paint Company is recommended for wood finishing of kitchen tables, chopping blocks, cutting boards, 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.

The 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 over the Pure Tung Oil.

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.

THINNING:  Can be thinned with Citrus Solvent for a all natural finish. Can also be thinned with Mineral Spirits, Paint thinner, Odorless Paint thinner. Do not use the “Green” type paint thinner or odorless paint thinners. These “Green” thinner contain water. They will not mix with the oil.

TEMPERATURE:  Tung Oil should remain above freezing during and after application for a period of 10 to 15 days. If freezing temperatures do occur it is possible for the fat in the oil to rise out of the oil and deposit on the surface. The warmer the temperature the faster the oil will cure. However direct sunlight baking a surface after a “fresh” application can quickly polymerize the oil and result in a dry rubbery frosted appearance or a distinctly more glossy finish than the surrounding area.

STORING MATERIAL: Stored in moderate temperatures. Do not freeze and do not store in hot places like attics. It should also be stored out of direct sunlight like a mildly heated basement area. A mixture of Pure Tung Oil and Citrus Solvent should be stored in the “White” Citrus Solvent container. These are treated to hold the Solvent for optimum storage.

FDA: Pure Tung Oil is approved for food contact by the FDA. View document.

NOTE: Keep containers tightly closed away from extreme temperature changes and open flames. As with all oils, rags, steel wool or waste soaked with oil, may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Immediately after use, place the oil soaked material in a sealed water-filled metal container or hang outside separately to dry.

Directions for Use

Preparation

  1. The surface should be dusted to remove all loose particles.
  2. For better penetration the oil should be thinned one to one with natural Citrus Solvent.
  3. Any wood filling or wood staining (water or alcohol stains work best) must be done before the oil is applied.
  4. Using the Pure Tung Oil straight from the bottle would only be for the most thirsty surfaces like old weathered wood, 100 year old wood floors that were never finished or concrete.
  5. For the majority of all projects, you will thin 50% with thinners for the entire finishing process.

Application

  1. The first coat of thinned material should be a liberal one.
  2. Apply with a natural bristle brush or sponge brush.
  3. Allow this application to sit for a minimum of 40 minutes so the oil can soak in. When it soaks into the wood, apply another coat immediately. Continue to apply coats, one after another, until wood is saturated and stays glossy for a minimum of 40 minutes but can be 1½ hours. If eighty percent of area stays glossy, the wood cells are saturated.
  4. Then, wipe down the surface with clean rag material. Continue to check for any seeping in the next few hours, and rub this off as well. Let soak in completely over night between applications. Do not allow standing oil on the surface overnight. Any standing or puddles oil should be wiped away with clean rags.
  5. Hang oil soaked rags up separately to dry. For woods with very dense pores like Teak wood, thin with two parts Citrus Solvent to one part oil will help it absorb better for every coat.
  6. Pure Tung Oil will take 7 to 10 days for a minimum cure and 15 to 30 days for a full cure.

Tips

  • Tung oil can be applied pure to very porous surfaces or with Citrus Solvent added if a non-toxic finish is required.
  • Thinners can accelerate the drying process and greatly improve the penetration by cutting the first coat of oil with Citrus Solvent, mineral spirits or turpentine by 50%.
  • Do not use the “Green” thinners now being sold. They contain water and will not mix with the oil.
  • Remember by adding petroleum mineral spirits or turpentine, the oil becomes toxic with these substances mixed into it, although the finish produced is not toxic because the thinners evaporate.
  • 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 molding. Surfaces that receive moderate to heavy use or handling could need up to six coats for maximum protection, plus a light renewal coats a couple of times a year.
  • Apply till the surface reaches the saturation point. This will be evident as the surface will not absorb more oil.
  • Renewal and building coats are quickly applied with cheese cloth, a lint free cloths (old bed sheets work well). This process will give you a surface that will stand up to vigorous use and spills: water will bead on the surface.
  • Do not get hung up on the number of coats, let the wood tell you when it has reached its maximum saturation.
  • Pure Tung Oil will be in the wood up to the surface not on the wood like varnish or Polyurethane top coat. The end result is more like seasoning a cast iron pan.

Wood Samples

Material Safety Data Sheet

126 Commerce Dr
Hohenwald TN 38462
Phone: 215-538-3886
Fax: 215-538-3886
24 Hour Emergency Phone: Chem-Tel Inc. 800-255-3924

Emergency Telephone Numbers:
24 hrs. Chem-Tel 800-255-3924 (within continental US)
24 hrs. 813-248-0585 (collect) (outside continental US)

Date Prepared: 02/23/05
Date Updated: 06/19/2015

Product Identifier
Product Name:
Tung Oil
Other means of identification: NC-018
Synonyms: China wood oil
Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use: For industrial use

Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet
Distributor Address:

Real Milk Paint Co. LLC
126 Commerce Dr
Hohenwald, TN 38462
www.realmilkpaint.com

Emergency Telephone Number/Company Phone Number:

Phone: 215-538-3886
Fax: 215-538-5435
Emergency Telephone (24 hr) CHEMTREC: 1-800-424-9300

HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification

This chemical does not meet the hazardous criteria set forth by the 2012 OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). However, this Safety Data Sheet (SDS) contains valuable information critical to the safe handling and proper use of this product. This SDS should be retained and available for employees and other users of this product.

The product contains no substances which at their given concentration, are considered to be hazardous to health

COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Synonyms: China Wood Oil

Chemical Name
Tung Oil

CAS No
8001-20-5

Weight – %
100

FIRST-AID MEASURES
First Aid Measures

General Advice:  Provide this SDS to medical personnel for treatment.
Eye Contact:Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids. Consult a physician.
Skin Contact:Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Inhalation:Remove to fresh air.
Ingestion:Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water.

Most important symptoms and effects
Symptoms:Direct contact with eyes may cause temporary irritation. May cause discomfort if swallowed.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Notes to Physician:Treat symptomatically.

FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable Extinguishing Media:Dry chemical or CO2, Alcohol resistant foam.
Unsuitable Extinguishing Media:Water jet.
Specific Hazards Arising from the Chemical:Flammable in presence of open flames.
Protective equipment and precautions for firefighters: As in any fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent) and full protective gear.

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Personal Precautions:Use personal protective equipment as required.
Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Methods for Containment:Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. dry sand or earth).
Methods for Clean-Up:Sweep up absorbed material and shovel into suitable containers for disposal. Discard any product, residue, disposable container or liner in full compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. For waste disposal, see section 13 of the SDS.

HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Advice on Safe Handling: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash face, hands, and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Keep away from heat.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Storage Conditions:Store away from heat, sparks, flame. Store away from ignition sources and incompatible materials. Keep container tightly closed and store in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place.
Incompatible Materials:Strong oxidizing agents

EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Guidelines:The following information is given as general guidance
Appropriate engineering controls/Engineering ControlsExplosion-proof general and local exhaust ventilation. Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Work with fume hood.
Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment
Eye/Face Protection:Splash goggles or safety glasses.
Skin and Body Protection:Wear protective gloves, Wear a lab coat.
Respiratory ProtectionNIOSH approved dust respirator.
General Hygiene Considerations:Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Information on basic physical and chemical properties

Physical State
Appearance
Odor
Color
Odor Threshold

Property
pH
Melting Point/Freezing Point
Boiling Point/Boiling Range
Flash Point
Evaporation Rate
Flammability (Solid, Gas)
Upper Flammability Limits
Lower Flammability Limit
Vapor Pressure
Vapor Density
Specific Gravity
Water Solubility
Solubility in other solvents
Partition Coefficient
Autoignition Temperature
Decomposition Temperature
Kinematic Viscosity
Dynamic Viscosity
Explosive Properties

Oxidizing Properties
Density

Liquid
Yellowish liquid
Strong
Yellowish
Not determined

Values
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
289 °C / 552 °F CC (closed cup)
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
0.9360-0.9395
Insoluble in water
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
Not determined
0.937 g/cm3 at 25 °C (77 °F)

STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity: Not reactive under normal conditions
Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: None under normal processing.
Conditions to Avoid: Keep out of reach of children.
Incompatible Materials: Strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: None known based on information supplied

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Information on likely routes of exposure

Product Information
Eye Contact:
Direct contact with eyes may cause temporary irritation.
Skin Contact: Avoid contact with skin.
Inhalation: Avoid breathing vapors or mists.
Ingestion: May cause discomfort if swallowed
Component Information: Not available

Information on physical, chemical and toxicological effects
Symptoms:
Please see section 4 of this SDS for symptoms.

Delayed and immediate effects as well as chronic effects from short and long-term exposure

Carcinogenicity: This product does not contain any carcinogens or potential carcinogens as listed by OSHA, IARC or NTP.
Vapor Pressure: Not determined
Vapor Density:  Not determined
Specific Gravity: 0.9360-0.9395
Water Solubility: Insoluble in water
Solubility in other solvents: Not determined
Partition Coefficient: Not determined
Autoignition Temperature: Not determined
Decomposition Temperature: Not determined

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity:
An environmental hazard cannot be excluded in the event of unprofessional handling or disposal.
Component Information: Not available
Persistence/Degradability: Not determined
Bioaccumulation: Not determined
Mobility: Not determined
Other Adverse Effects: Not determined

DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Waste Treatment Methods

Disposal of Wastes: Disposal should be in accordance with applicable regional, national and local laws and regulations.
Contaminated Packaging: Disposal should be in accordance with applicable regional, national and local laws and regulations.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Note: Please see current shipping paper for most up to date shipping information, including exemptions and special circumstances.
DOT – Not regulated
IATA – Not regulated
IMDG – Not regulated

REGULATORY INFORMATION

International Inventories: Not determined
Legend:
TSC A
– United States Toxic Substances Control Act Section 8(b) Inventory
DSL/NDSL – Canadian Domestic Substances List/Non-Domestic Substances List
EINE CS/E LINCS – European Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances/European List of Notified Chemical Substances
ENCS – Japan Existing and New Chemical Substances
IE CSC – China Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances
K E CL – Korean Existing and Evaluated Chemical Substances
PIC CS – Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances

US Federal Regulations
SARA 313:
Not determined

US State Regulations
U.S. State Right-to-Know Regulations:
Not determined

OTHER INFORMATION

FPA
Health Hazards
Flammability
Instability
Special Hazards


0
1
0
Not determined

HMIS
Health Hazards
Flammability
Physical Hazards
Personal Protection


0
1
0
Not determined

Issue Date: 02-Jul-2013
Revision Date: 02-Jul-2013
Revision Note:  New format

Disclaimer

The information provided in this Safety Data Sheet is correct to the best of our knowledge, information and belief at the date of its publication. The information given is designed only as a guidance for safe handling, use, processing, storage, transportation, disposal and release and is not to be considered a warranty or quality specification. The information relates only to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other materials or in any process, unless specified in the text.

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  1. Bob

    I just received my Tung Oil today through the Vintage Door. I had a piece of dimensional hickory that I used a Dremmel on to fashion a Hiking stick. This stick is very special to me because I had my two children and wife carve there names in it. There’s also a U.S.N. on it for my Navy days, and a WWII for my Mom and Dad.

    I just put the first coat of Tung Oil on it and have to say that I didn’t expect such beauty. Your oil makes me look pretty darn good as a woodworker!! It just seems so natural. I knew as soon as I started using the tung oil that it was pure and wouldn’t hurt me. Hats off to you for making this wonderful product available.

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  2. Katherine M. Springfield, IL

    We are redoing our boys’ room and we are using all natural products. This is not only natural but it looks beautiful too! I can hardly believe it is the same floor. I can’t wait to redo the other rooms!

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  3. Jon Hoboken, NJ

    I have been restoring an 1890 Brownstone in Hoboken, NJ and encountered problems with the proper floor finish to use on my 100+ year old parquet floors. After refinishing the floors a year ago with a typical satin polyurethane finish, the finish began peeling at the edges of the boards. We have now re-sanded the floors and have been looking for the proper finish to use. My research lead me to you and I have purchased your Tung Oil. I have been refinishing furniture and woodwork for years and want to say what a treat it was to use your product which seems so pure. The tung oil I have used in the past was in my estimation nothing more than varnish with maybe a touch of tung oil added. I have completed 4 coats as of today and I can already tell that it will turn out as I had hoped. One point I must make, if your customers are planning on using your tung oil for a wood floor I must strongly recommend that they use your citrus solvent as a thinner. I started by using turpentine as my thinner for the first two coats and I forgot just how stinky it is to use. I don’t care how much ventilation you have, the smell permeates everything not to mention the spontaneous combustion concerns. Having switched to your citrus solvent, I can’t wait to put on another coat tomorrow and have the whole house smell like oranges. Thanks again for providing a great product and I plan on recommending your company whenever I can.

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  4. Sorin Croatia, Europe

    Anyway, the evidence is this: IT’S A MUST FOR EVERY SERIOUS MAKER OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. The tung-oil you sell is, surely, a very helpful product to me!

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  5. Jerry Asheville, NC

    Here’s the picture I promised you of three of my handmade bamboo didgeridoos. I found that tung oil is the absolute best product available for the inner bore of these instruments of keep moisture from soaking into the wood and causing possible splitting issues. It’s also non-toxic which is a must in these instruments that are in contact with one’s mouth. I also usually give their outsides a light coat of tung oil before final buffing. Thanks for making this unadulterated product available!

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  6. Robert

    Have been using raw crude tung oil for 40+ years and it is by far the finest finish I have ever found. It resists 190 proof alcohol and will build a finish that is so tough you almost can’t stain it. Have used up to 600 grit wet sanding techniques for a glossy wood finish before using the pure oil. applied as directed and removing all excess within 1 -2 hours. It will start building an finish over the wood after six to eight coats. Yep, it does take some time but the best finish is worth the time. If you want fast, go get some cheap clear spray finish and it will be ready tomorrow BUT it will not be right or the best.

    If you ever get a scratch, wipe a tiny bit on and the finish is “back”. you can “renew” the finish 30 years later if you need a single coat.

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  7. Kathleen Woodstock, VT

    I was finding myself very frustrated with hardware store oil finishes for my new Mesquite cabinets and cherry shelves. They all had far too many toxic elements. I wanted a natural product for my fine new wood. Thank fully my search found your company. In my first application – I was BLOWN AWAY!

    What a beautiful application – easy to put on, easy to wipe off and really pleasant smelling. I look forward to maintaining all of this with your Tung Oil for the life of my house.

    The woods are saying… “Thank you!” I will never use anything else on new wood again. Truly, a perfect product.

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  8. John D. Washington / Pierce

    Thanks, I just ordered a gallon and a quart of your tung oil. My research indicates it is a wonderful material to use for a wood finish. Difficult to obtain. I looked for it locally and sales people told me all kinds of falsehoods about pure tung oil! Too bad. I think most people would believe them and the product does not get used. An engineer friend of mine highly recommended it and even had me do a sample on my wood so I could get the feel of it. Quite frankly, one of the things I liked that I could just put it on with my hand and literally feel it. I appreciate your making this fine product available! Your fast response made me select your company to order my tung oil from.

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  9. Anonymous

    I received your premixed Tung Oil and Citrus thinner. It works great. No comparison to the Tung Oil Finishes out there. It reminds me of the original Formby oil from the early ’80s.

    Anyway I hand rub the finish into the wood. As you can guess my hands get messy. You can wash up using Dawn and warm water. The Dawn breaks down the fats in the oil and leaves your hands clean. This may not work if the thinner was mineral spirits but with the Citrus it works. Give it a try. This is actually a real advantage over cleanup of varnish based tung oils.

    I only turn bowls as a hobby so the Tung oil will last me a long time. When I need more I will be sure to use your product.

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  10. Lisa

    I don’t usually do this but just HAVE to tell you how incredibly impressed I am with the citrus solvent/tung oil blend. My father makes custom hard wood furniture so I have had extensive exposure to wood finishes. The furniture in our house as a child (and now mine too) was always solid wood, artisan furniture with the softest grain texture. My dad often said of the surface of his furniture, “Soft as a babies bum…” You can imagine how particular he was with what went over the top of the soft wood surface.

    I now have 6 young children of my own and I’m concerned about the chemicals in all of the products they come into contact with. The solid wood furniture that comes into our home is usually left in the garage for a period of time (until it doesn’t stink anymore).

    Our oldest son is 11 and beginning to make wood creations of his own. He has been asking for finishing products and up until now, his work has stayed raw (can’t find something I want him to work with). Our tung oil and citrus solvent arrived and he wasn’t able to begin using it so I started to treat a small shelf I made. This is where the WOW comes in!!! WOW! I actually used it IN my house and my house smells LOVELY! No toxic, nasty smell…just a really nice lemony, nutty smell. Best of all… the maple shelf has this rich, warm (not as ALL yellow), color…PERFECT for our baby/toddler (who will own the shelf)!

    SO impressed with nature! Thanks for providing the packaged product!

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  11. Anonymous

    We recently purchase your tung oil and citrus solvent to treat our maple floor (before we installed it). We put 3 coats on and love the matte finish and ability to touch up when needed and not clear out the house. Since we’ve installed the floor, we’ve been using it on butcher blocks, cutting boards, metal tools, stone, and wood carvings. We also put a coat on our Hemlock stairs which were unfinished just to bring out the grain. Love it!!!! Here are some pictures!

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  12. Rachel S.

    Dear Mr. Siever, I ordered the Pure Tung Oil yesterday, received it today and applied it to two pieces of cast-off furniture this evening. I love the product! I love the way it smells and the fact that I’m not killing any brain cells when I use it. It has made my $2 chair look like a $200 chair – I am tempted to use it on my face (kidding)! And I am very impressed with your service – so fast! I really liked receiving the shipping notification email with the tracking number and the link to UPS to track the order.

    Thanks again for the outstanding service and gorgeous product!

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  13. Pauline and Roy, Hill Country Woodcraft

    Received my order today for the tung oils and citrus solvent. Looking forward to using them on our toys. Tung oil is the best for protecting our stick horses and giving an old amber hue to the wood- really pops the wood figure. We’ll place another order soon- probably for gallon sizes this time. It’s really coming in handy for our new pine floors!

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  14. Bill

    The floor is fantastic! I was just cleaning it this morning with a sponge mop and it is amazing how good it looks! I am SO GLAD I found your site with all the how to. Such a WARM and DEEP look…

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  15. John Moody Whole Life Services

    Amazing. Just wanted to say thanks – we are more than thrilled, and we think our members will also be more than thrilled. It applies with ease, has a gorgeous color, and knowing that I am not damaging myself, my environment, my family, or future generations is a wonderful thing to add to such natural beauty.

    Much thanks!

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  16. Anonymous Croatia, Europe

    I just received my humble order from you (a little plastic bottle containing Pure Tung-Oil). Aside that I received it VERY FAST (it was sent on 04.04 and it arrived on 17.04, remember you that it was send “by ground” and I’m living in Croatia, Europe!). I must tell you a few words about the product.

    I was trying to get an appropriate oil for treating my precious Warwick bass guitar, which needed some finish mods and repairs. Since almost all luthiers agree that tung-oil is the right stuff for instrument body treatment, I had to give it a chance. Unfortunately, here in Eastern Europe, tung-oil is almost unknown, and all the woodworkers are using linseed oil or its derivates. The other bad thing was the majority of Internet-selling companies were unable to send me any of their tung-oil based products, mainly because they sell some flammable derivates, and this presumes some hard and expensive papirology, which is unpractical when someone is buying small quantities. And now, about the product:

    I already applied two coats of your tung-oil on the Warwick body……BANG! The miracle happened!

    I must confess that in the beginning, I was a little reserved about this oil (it smells a little like old sunflower oil, the one used for cooking donuts, and it feels….well, unusual, maybe untrusty to the skilled luthier nose and fingers). But, as I said, the miracle happened…I never saw nothing alike, regarding the wood’s behavior, in the best sense! Yes, I was warned that pure tung-oil takes a little longer to cure, but…who cares? I cannot explain myself WHY the results on wood are so good…it’s the oil itself, or it’s because it’s PURE?

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  17. Bill

    I really enjoyed using the Pure Tung Oil I purchased from The Real Milk Paint Co. I mixed it with some Citrus Solvent I also ordered from you. I had previously tried 3 other brands of Tung Oil and I thought that they either had way too many petroleum solvents in them to safely use indoors, or that the product was old and gooey. The Pure Tung Oil I received from you was easily flowing and fresh. It went on smooth and evenly. If I need more in the future, I know where to order from. Good stuff!

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  18. Ralph Heerlen, The Netherlands

    In August I bought some Tung Oil and Carnauba Wax from you to use it on my Bass guitar. Well, the bass is ready: I put 7 layers of Tung Oil on it letting it dry in between layers. Then I put one layer of Myland Wax and 2 layers of Hard Carnauba Wax on it. It looks great!! Feels great!! Even smells great!! Super products!!!

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  19. Jennie Patterson

    I was nervous about how well tung oiled oak floors would stand up to everything my cats have to offer (spilled food, water, cat litter, the occasional pee, poop, and vomit, as well as their dead critters — frogs, lizards, mice and gophers — but I was committed to using your tung oil for its ease of use/repair and for its environmentally-friendly qualities. One year later I am thrilled to report that the seven applications of tung oil are performing beautifully. Not one stain. (I use water to wipe up, then follow with a swipe of Urinoff.)Even for messes I haven’t found right away (no more than a day or two?), there has been no stain to the oak. Thank you for a terrific product!

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