[Greenbuilding] tung oil

natural building naturalbuilding at shaw.ca
Thu Nov 3 09:46:34 PDT 2011


Hey Gennaro,

I've never used Tung Oil myself, but talking recently with another woodworker who uses it a lot he explained that you need to build up multiple layers of TO to get the shiny finish, (up to seven layers on wood) and once you do, it is very tough and resilient.

It is only matte as long as it is being absorbed. Once it has sealed, any additional layers oxidize on the surface and can be highly polished.

Cheers,
Steve.

Steve Satow

www.naturalbuildingsite.net
naturalbuilding at shaw.ca

On 2011-11-03, at 9:34 AM, Gennaro Brooks-Church - Eco Brooklyn wrote:

> Interesting. My experience is tung is matte. Maybe it was the wood
> 
> Gennaro Brooks-Church
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> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Joe Killian <kaa-ajk at sonic.net> wrote:
> Don't know about mixing with citrus or linseed, but I do know that Tung Oil itself gives a shinny finish like a varnish, not at all like an oil finish (discovered to my dismay after accepting an offer to refinish a good coffee table with Tung Oil).
> 
>   Joe
> 
> 
> On 11/3/2011 8:10 AM, Gennaro Brooks-Church - Eco Brooklyn wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm interested in your experience with mixing tung oil, citrus solvent and linseed oil for floors. My experience is that linseed leaves more of a shinny coating which sort of replicates typical varnish. Does anyone have suggestions on floor applications? Just tung and citrus? Or is putting a little linseed better?
>> Thanks!
>> Gennaro Brooks-Church
>> Director, Eco Brooklyn Inc.
>> Cell: 1 347 244 3016 USA
>> www.EcoBrooklyn.com
>> 22 2nd St; Brooklyn, NY 11231
>> 
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