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Product Details

Thinned for easier application, Circa 1850 Tung Oil penetrates deep into the pores of the wood to strengthen the wood fibers to provide the low-luster, hand-rubbed finish you'd expect from a master craftsman. Circa 1850 Tung Oil protects wood from accidental spills and water marks.

Circa 1850 Tung Oil is a natural oil extracted from the nut of the oriental tung tree. Tung Oil has been used for centuries to protect and beautify wood. Made by Swing Paints.

Info & Guides

Avoid working in direct sunlight or wind. Circa 1850 Tung Oil is only to be applied onto bare, stained, or previously oiled wood surfaces - never over any other type of finish. Use Circa 1850 Furniture Cleaner to remove dirt and polish. Wipe on a liberal amount of Tung Oil using a lint-free cloth. Let the oil penetrate for at least 10 minutes and then wipe off the excess with a clean cloth. On open grain or oily woods, such as oak, ash, walnut, mahogany, etc., wipe again after 20 minutes. Let dry for 24 hours. To smooth out the surface between coats, buff lightly with Circa 1850 Finishing Pads or steel wool (0000). Apply a second coat in the same manner as the first. To obtain a finish that is a bit shinier, a third and fourth coat may be applied, always waiting 24 hours between coats.

Reviews for Circa 1850 Tung Oil

8 of 8 Reviews

November 16, 2011

1850 Tung Oil
By "Simp"ly Wood from Farmington, Maine

Love this product - quick and easy to apply and leaves a great finish. Jamestown Distributors is very fast at getting the product to you after ordering!!!!!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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January 19, 2011

circa 1850 tung oil
By Terry Ledbetter from Marion SC

this is the worst tung oil I'v ever used, if I still had the box and packing I;d sent it back for a refund.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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September 8, 2010

Maple and Oak Floors
By treeman from Beaufort, SC

Instructions are on point. Apply tung oil with sponge mop diluted with turpentine or citrus oil, half and half first coat, then dilute more. Less is better. Apply and wipe up excess with lint free cloth within 10 minutes as per the instructions. Get beautiful aged finish, not glossy.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 30, 2010

False Advertising
By JC357 from Slocomb, AL

I purchased this product under the asumption that it was pure tung oil only to find it was a mix of oils. I was needing approx. 36 gal to put on my house. It would be helpful if the product was not labeled tung oil if in fact it is not.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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September 17, 2009

excellent finish
By Bob the finisher from Chestertown, Md

The finish with this product is superior to any other. With several coats the patina on new wood looks aged. It is a wonderful product.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 29, 2009

No doubt a great product.
By Hank from Oakham, MA

This product is fast and easy to work with. Great penetration, brought out the color and grain of my ash paneling.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 1, 2008

I plan to use this product again!
By Nancy from Leominster MA

Cleaned wooden cabinets in kitchen with tsp, touched up stain, then applied circa 1850 tung oil. Just wiped on...no need to empty cabinets, no paint brush , no sanding between coats....So easy and really superior results! I am planning to try on woodwork and more in the future... Make sure you get the 100% tung oil...it may not be as "hardy" as some other finishes, but it sure is easy!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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March 13, 2008

satin smooth finish
By Bill the painter from Ithaca, New York

I wanted to finish the mahogany of the interior of my boat with a soft, warm feel not the hard glossy look typical of gloss varnishes. Using this oil on bare wood surfaces has resulted in a wonderfully soft-to-the-touch, low sheen, moisture resistant finish as well as revealing the inherent beauty of the wood. I have learned techniques that fill the pores easily and with each subsequent application the oil brings the wood to life.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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