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06-27-2019 01:14 PM

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I am finishing up a project that I have recently made. Is it a porch swing that I stained a darker color. I am wondering if it is okay to finish it with tung oil or will this not soak into the wood? Any help or knowlenge would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 06-27-2019 02:00 PM

Any oil should be fine. None are going to provide much protection from the elements.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 06-27-2019 03:26 PM

If you used an oil based stain then that should have sealed the wood fairly well. The tung oil will be fine, but you should wipe it tight after 5-10 minutes or it could get gummy on you. Tung oil is slow to cure, give it a couple of days between coats.

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#3 posted 06-27-2019 04:31 PM

Please clarify whether you are talking about pure tung oil or the commonly available tung oil finish from Minwax and others.

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#4 posted 06-27-2019 07:29 PM

This is just a common one from a local Home Depot. Don’t have pure yet, as I’m not that experienced.

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#5 posted 06-27-2019 07:54 PM


This is just a common one from a local Home Depot. Don t have pure yet, as I m not that experienced.

- Bobhill82

Well, they’re two totally different products, in spite of the name. Tung oil finish from Home Depot does not contain a drop of tung oil.

If you want some real tung oil in a quality wiping varnish, get some Waterlox Original Sealer. It costs more, but it’s a much higher quality product than the tung oil “finishes.” Put on three or four coats and you’ll get some pretty decent protection for your project.

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