Why We Love It - Pure Tung Oil (not blended with synthetic chemicals)
Tung oil has some amazing properties, which make it a superb product in so many ways. Let’s look at some of these:
We can have our cake and eat it! A fantastic finish that doesn’t hurt our environment.
It is food safe and seals timber
We use it in our Kitchen Bench Oil, which when cured creates a beautiful, natural waterproof barrier on timber or bamboo food preparation areas (and bathrooms of course).
Tung oil is actually derived from a seed rather than a nut (as it sometimes incorrectly claimed).
Not just for timber
It is so versatile it can be used to seal concrete, slate and stone surfaces.
No yellowing over time
Tung oil remains clear, so it’s perfect for retaining the original colour of pale timbers. You will find a tendency for other products such as linseed oil and varnishes to yellow over time.
This amazing oil remains as fresh and new as the day it was applied!
The drying time for tung oil is actually faster than pure linseed oil (the ‘boiled’ variety in the stores is laced with toxic, synthetic chemicals to speed up the drying process).
Imagine that - a superb finish with no nasty-smelling solvents to breathe in!
Flexibility even when cured
Your timber surface can expand and contract naturally with environmental conditions without cracking or ever losing its beauty.
Maintenance is easy
To maintain a tung oil finish is no hassle at all! If it scratches or scuffs, you can simply touch up the area affected. There is no need to sand back the whole finish like you would have to with varnishes and polyurethanes.