I'm finishing some birdseye maple and want to use tung oil to minimize
yellowing. Is all tung oil the same?
I see 'tung oil' and then 'pure tung oil' advertised. I'm worried
about other addatives causing some yellowing.
The Minwax stuff is sold as "Tung Oil Finish" and does not state it is
pure Tung oil or that it even contains any Tung oil at all. It just
says it is an oil finish. It is not like a food product which must
state what the ingredients are.
In the inverse, if an item says "Pure Tung oil" then they would have
an obligation to actually deliver such a product.
On Mar 5, 12:37 pm, brian_j email@example.com wrote:
On Thu, 05 Mar 2009 13:45:13 -0800, SonomaProducts.com wrote:
In fact, any product called "Tung Oil Finish" is almost guaranteed to NOT
contain any tung oil. :-).
But there are tung oil products out there. I know Woodcraft carries a
couple and I'm sure others do as well.
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If you want tung oil, you need to get "Pure Tung Oil". It is one of my favorite
finishes, but it will darken maple. Too much for my taste. I am in the final
stages of making a spalted maple box and am planning to use super blond shellac.
If you want to minimize any coloring on the maple, I'd recommend using a
water clear finish, such as lacquer or Waterbased Poly, such as Minwax
As far as the "Tung oil finish - Your guess is as good as any as to what's
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