PURE TUNG OIL
Pure Tung Oil is a premium, pure and natural oil for woodcare. Suitable for interior and exterior use, it is highly resistant to water, alcohol and food acids. Providing a hard wearing finish, it is ideal for surfaces such as tables and all high quality interior wood. Recommended for use on external oak, it contains no added dryers, and is safe to use on toys. It provides a long-lasting, matt finish.
HOW TO USE
Ensure the wood surface is bare. Remove any wax finishes with Wax and Polish Remover and any varnish finishes with Fine Wood Stripper. Clean, dry and ensure the surface is dust-free.
Ready to use. Apply Pure Tung Oil using a brush or lint-free cotton cloth. For ease of application dilute the first one or two coats with up to 50% white spirit. Allow the oil to penetrate for 20 to 30 minutes then wipe off the excess oil using a clean lint-free cloth. Allow to dry for 24 hours between coats. Apply further coats of Pure Tung Oil as above, reducing the amount of white spirit used with subsequent coats. Again allow 24 hours to dry. Apply the last one or two coats of Pure Tung Oil undiluted, as in previous applications. After the final coat has been applied and the excess removed leave for 24 hours and wipe over again to aid drying and remove any oil that may have surfaced. We recommend a minimum of four coats, more coats will be required for porous or external surfaces. For best results gently rub with Ultra Fine Steel Wool (Grade 0000) between coats. Leave for a few days before use to allow the Pure Tung Oil to dry fully. Furniture items may be finished with Wax Polish Black Bison for an improved lustre.
Oil finishes bring out the natural colours of timber. A wet surface will be an indication of the final colour. Always test the product on a spare surface or inconspicuous area for colour, compatibility and end result.
Cleaning and maintenance
Pure Tung Oil must be maintained on a regular basis. Apply at least once or twice a year or more if required, depending upon exposure to the weather and usage. On exposed external timbers it is important to apply sufficient coats of oil to give the initial protection.
Pure Tung Oil is extracted from nuts and may cause an allergic reaction. Store Pure Tung Oil at a temperature above 5°C. Always replace the lid otherwise the oil can deteriorate. Oily cloths can self-combust. Do not leave impregnated cloths in bundles. Before discarding the cloths lay them flat outside to dry to avoid a fire hazard. If the excess is not removed and the surface becomes sticky, wipe with white spirit to remove the sticky film and allow to dry before continuing.