The Best Tung Oil for Oak Refinishing



Tung oil has been used for centuries as a finish for wood and for many other purposes.The Chinese used tung oil to waterproof masts and sails for their junks. The U.S. military used tung oil to coat military parts during World War II. In addition to being water resistant, tung oil resists many alkalis and acids as well. Tung oil remains flexible over time and accommodates the continuous expansion and contraction of wood surfaces. It also maintains its color while other oils like linseed oil darken over time. Pure Polymerized Tung OilPure polymerized tung oil is the best kind for oak refinishing. Wod looses moisture over time; oils are used to restore wood to its natural appearance. As t

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