Tung Oil

This penetrating Tung Oil creates a beautiful, hand-rubbed finish. This product provides a durable water and alcohol resistant oil finish that will not crack, chip, or peel.

Technical Data Sheet

Where to Use
Tung Oil is recommended for use on interior, bare wood surfaces. Ideal for use on antiques and fine furniture.

Surface Preparation
All surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from dirt, wax, grease, glue, and other contaminants or penetration and adhesion will be affected.

• Apply Old Masters Tung Oil with a lint-free cloth or by hand. On large surfaces or in high humidity, thinning with mineral spirits will improve application. Up to one (1) part mineral spirits to one (1) part Tung Oil may be used; however, thinning beyond this ratio will result in noncompliance with VOC regulations.
• When the entire area has been coated, wipe off excess oil with a soft, lint-free cloth.
• If a second coat is desired, allow the first coat to dry, then rub down with 0000 steel wool.
• Repeat steps 1 and 2. Do not apply more coats than the wood can absorb.

Up to one (1) part mineral spirits to one (1) part Tung Oil may be used; however, thinning beyond this ratio will result in noncompliance with VOC regulations.

Approximately 300 to 400 square feet per gallon depending upon method of application and the type and porosity of wood.

Drying Time
Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 60° and 90°F and humidity is between 30% and 70%. At 50% relative humidity and 70°F, 100% Tung Oil will dry in approximately 8 to 12 hours.

Using a cleaning solvent, such as paint thinner or mineral spirits, is recommended for cleanup. The use of paint thinners or mineral spirits may violate VOC compliancy in your area. Check with your local government agencies to ensure proper compliancy.

To avoid spontaneous combustion during temporary storage, soak soiled rags and waste immediately after use in a water-filled, closed metal container.

MAX VOC: 8 g/L (0.1 lbs/gal).

Old Masters offers an extensive line of wood care products that enable you to beautify or protect all of your fine wood finishes. Using a combination of Old Masters wood care products will ensure these treasured pieces will sustain their beauty forever.

Learn more about these products below.


Lemon Oil, Cleaner & Wax Remover and Paste Wax are best for. . .

...restoring beauty and luster to interior wood surfaces. Cleaner & Wax Remover gently removes wax and polish buildup, while Lemon Oil replenishes natural oils found in fine woods. Paste Wax adds richness and luster to wood surfaces and is best used as a polish.


Tung Oil and Tung Oil Varnish are best for. . .

...creating a beautiful, hand-rubbed finish. Both products are ideal for use on antiques and fine furniture. These easy-to-use, rub-on finishes are nearly fool-proof and can be applied easily with a rag.

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90005 5 Gallon EnglishSpanishFrench
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