Liberon Pure Tung Oil is highly resistant to water, alcohol and food acids. Providing a hard wearing finish it is ideal for surfaces such as kitchen worktops, tables and all high quality interior wood. Pure Tung Oil, with no added dryers, is a natural product, which can be used on toys and objects in contact with food such as salad bowls etc. Being a penetrating oil it allows the wood to age gracefully and develop a natural patina. Recommended for use on exterior oak.
Ensure the wood surface is bare: remove any wax finishes with Liberon Wax and Polish Remover and any varnish finishes with Liberon Fine Wood Stripper. Clean, dry and ensure the surface is dust free.
Ready to use. Apply 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 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 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 4 coats; more coats will be required for porous or external surfaces. For best results, gently rub with Liberon Ultra Fine Steel Wool (0000) between coats. Leave for a few days before use to allow the Tung Oil to dry fully. Furniture items may be finished with Liberon Black Bison Wax for an improved lustre.
Important: Oil finishes bring out the natural colours of timber. A wet surface will be an indication of the final colour. Always test 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.