: firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
:> The first thing to do is to test it on a scrap piece of wood.
:> I was unable to get the product information for Watco Danish oil on the
:> Each company have their own recipe. Some use a mixture of polyurethane,
:> urethane, linseed, Tung oil and other stuff.
:> Conversely manufacturer of Tung oil also use their own blend. Minwax Tung
:> oil is almost like Danish oil.
: Correction, (yes this is a pet peeve of mine) That
: is Minwax "Tung Oil Finish", right? The word "Finish"
: is what clues one in that it is not just tung oil.
Worse than that, "Tung Oil Finish" may contain zero tung oil.
If you want tung oil, get a can labeled 'tung oil'.
: know of any product labeled "Tung Oil" that is anything
: but pure tung oil.
Right. And as a suggestion, I've found that it builds better
using real turpentine, not mineral spirits, as a thinner.
: what that looks like, but they tell me it works fine.
: (I know Mr/Ms Marierd was informing, not criticizing,
: but IMHO those who DO criticize manufacturers for
: selling tung oil finishes that are not 100% pure tung oil
: are as justified as if they were criticizing a latex paint
: manufacturer for selling latex paint that is not 100%
Well, the conventional meaning of "latex paint" as "contains
latex" is fine with me. What I find objectionable is 'tung oil
finish' labelled as such when it contains no tung oil -- it's
like 'latex paint' that was, say, oil-based with no latex at all.
There's notnign wrong with the finishes that I've used that are
'tung oil finishes' -- I just wish they'd call them something else.
-- Andy Barss