Real Milk Paint Company Dark Tung Oil is a natural, non-toxic, water resistant finish for your woodworking projects. It is the same as the Pure Tung Oil, but a natural resinous hydrocarbon has been added into the Tung Oil which will give wood a rich, dark, aged look. Dark Tung Oil builds to a matte, elastic finish that resists marring and is easily renewable.
Dark Tung Oil is thick and not thinned. Tung oil protects wood by penetrating deeply into the wood surface. Although Dark Tung Oil may absorb easily into end grain, you may wish to thin it with a high quality thinner. Our preference is to use the non-toxic Real Milk Paint Citrus Solvent. Using this thinner will maintain the FDA food safety rating of the Dark Tung Oil.
If you prefer to have your Dark Tung Oil thinned for you, take a look at Real Milk Paint Dark Half. As its name suggests, Dark Half is a 50-50 mixture of Dark Tung Oil and Citrus Solvent. It is ready to apply straight from the bottle.
If you are finishing a very dense wood, such as a tropical exotic wood, you may find that you prefer to thin Dark Tung Oil by more than 50 percent. Thinning will help absorption.
If the first coat of oil is lying on the surface of the wood and not sinking in, you will know that further thinning is required. Ideally you should apply multiple coats for the maximum amount of protection.
- Sample covers 1 sq. feet
- 16 oz. covers 50 sq. feet
- 32 oz. covers 100 sq. feet
- Gallon covers 400 sq. feet
Dark Tung Oil partially cures in 7-10 days. It dries to a full cure in 15 to 30 days. Store Dark Tung in an airtight container with minimal airspace
Goosebay stocks limited gallon containers of Dark Tung Oil. However, we do stock gallons of Dark Half.
Gallons of Real Milk Paint Dark Tung can be ordered. Allow 3-4 business days for delivery to our store. There is no minimum order and no shipping charge.
Any size order of Real Milk Paint products can be drop shipped directly to your home address. Ask us for pricing,