I am finishing what I am calling my first real woodworking project. It is
a mantle clock that I have constructed from Birch. I decided to finish
the Birch with Tung Oil. I ended up with Minwax Tung Oil.
1. What do you use for application and buffing? I had some cheese cloth
which seemed to work ok, but even though I think I sanded this thing
really well, the cheese cloth seems to pull apart too easily. Trying to
buff, foget it. The tackyness of the finish just pulls it apart.
2. Should I sand at all between coats?
3. Hand protection: I didn'y want to get the oil all over me, so I wore
some heavy rubber gloves, but they had some previous finish on them and
the oil ate through this year old finish and started to transfere to my
work. I then tried some latex gloves. The latex gloves started to turn
green and again transfer to the project. What do you use?
4. Do you put anything on top of the Tung Oil? Wax? I know that the
Minwax Tung Oil is not pure Tung and is building up a glossy coat