SPECIAL BLEND TUNG OIL
Michael has perfected his own secret blend of Tung Oil for outdoor redwood furniture. Usually Tung Oil in its pure state is used indoors and takes days to soak in and dry on the treated wood, but Michael’s special blend creates a durable, lasting finish on outdoor furniture such as our custom-made tables and benches.
WHICH TUNG OIL SPECIAL BLEND – LIGHT OR DARK – IS RIGHT FOR MY FURNITURE?
Natural Tung Oil blend will help you to maintain your new tables and benches on light or dark woods.
Dark (Red) Tung Oil blend will help you to maintain your tables and benches on dark red woods. Not recommended for light or mixed wood tables
The Tung Oil finish is surprisingly durable. Tung Oil has incredible qualities. Michael has worked for the last three years to perfect the finish he uses. Not only is this finish “green” and all organic but Michael’s blend of Tung Oil actually smells good! Tung Oil does not crack or peel because it is an oil not a plastic or varnish. Tung oil does not need to be stripped off before adding another coat. The more Tung Oil is applied to the furniture, the more lustrous and beautiful the finish becomes. The Tung Oil finish waterproofs and conditions the redwood. MADE IN THE USA.
MORE ABOUT TUNG OIL
A very special oil, Tung oil, blended with other organic oils is used to finish the table sets. Tung oil is pressed from seeds from the Chinese Tung or “China” Tree. We use this oil because it is organic, green and sustainable. Tung oil is an ideal “binder” or “vehicle”, carrying the resins and driers deep into the pores of the wood so that sealer and finish coats practically become part of the wood – drying into an armor-like yet beautiful surface.
Tung oil tree (Aleurites fordii), a deciduous shade tree native to China. It belongs to the Euphorbia Family (Euphorbiaceae) along with the candlenut tree (A molucanna), another species with seeds rich in unsaturated oils. For centuries tung oil has been used for paints and waterproof coatings, and as a component of caulk and mortar.
Other unsaturated plant oils, such as castor oil and linseed oil, take longer to dry and leave an oily residue until they soak into the wood surface. Tung oil ‘s ability to dry quickly and polymerize into a tough, satiny, waterproof coating has made it especially valuable in paints, varnishes, linoleum, oilcloth and printing inks.
Tung oil is the only finish that can be easily maintained as a beautiful, satin finish for decades, even outside in the sun. Michael has developed, over 3 years, a special blend of Tung Oil that works specifically for his redwood furniture to be easily maintained and yet keep the furniture beautiful.
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