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Circa 1850 Tung'n Teak Oil is a unique blend of tung oil and teak oil. Tung oil, a natural oil extracted from the nut of an oriental tree, has been used for centuries to protect and beautify wood. Teak Oil is commonly used on teak furniture and boats. Circa 1850 Tung'n Teak Oil combines the penetration of teak with the durability of tung oil. It penetrates deep into the pores of wood to strengthen the fibers of the wood while providing a low lustre, hand-rubbed finish. Circa 1850 Tung'n Teak Oil is ideal for interior and exterior wood.
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Avoid working in direct sunlight or wind. Circa 1850 Tung 'n Teak 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 'n Teak Oil using a lint-free cloth. Let the oil penetrate for at least 10 minutes and then wipe off the excess with a lint-free cloth. 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. Exterior wood should be recoated at least once a year.
Tung and Teak Oil
I want to use this product on my red oak hardwood floors can I put an oil based stain in the oil to give it more colour
You would be better off to stain the wood first, then apply the oil. If it is already finished and you are going on top of a finish you should try a sample first to see how it comes out.
JD Tech Team
how do you use this product? I have followed directions (put on liberally, wait 10 minutes, wipe off, wait 24 hours) and every time comes out differently - most of the time it comes out totally dull, no shine. Other times it comes out really glossy.
I now have half of my teak table with a bright glossy shine and the other half is absolutely dull, no sheen at all. Both applied the same way but at different times. I now have about 6 coats on the dull side. Tell me, do you wipe it off after 10 minutes like the directions advise? or do you just ensure it's not pooling and then leave it?
I use this product on jewelry boxes that I make out of natural pieces of mood. I love that it soaks in very quickly. You can also control how much sheen you get by adding more coats. Do have to be careful of pooling around cracks and knots. After wiping off I will go back every 20 - 30 minutes to give it a quick rub to avoid the pooling. Love this stuff for the small objects that I use it on. Never tried it on anything large like a table or kitchen cabinets.
My use is for indoor teak furniture. Is there a better Teak oil for this use ???
If your furniture is real teak wood I would recommend using natural teak oil to maintain the natural color and look.Here's one: < a href="http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=6756" target="_blank">http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=6756< /a>
I don't know if there is a better teak oil to use. I can tell you that I used it on the deck of my 1994 Chris Craft Holiday and I really liked the result. I did use two coats because the wood was bare and it was a little blotchy after the first coat. Some area's soaked up more than others.
how does it stand up as a marine finnish for teak trim or decks?
I used it for outdoor teak furniture so I can't give you an answer about how it would stand up on teak decks. It works fine on the furniture inthe Texas Hill Country which is not a very rainy area.
I applied a first coat on a new table. The oil is already absorbed by the wood. Do I still have to wait 24hrs before applying the 2nd coat or could I apply sooner?
Nicolas -- not an expert. I waited 24 hours. I applied it 3 times. My dresser came out really nice.
True oil finishes like Teak/Tung oil are never sticky. If the 'oil' finish is sticky it is probably thinned varnish not an oil finish. Most "Tung oil finish" products do not contain any Tung oil, including Formby's. I don't always wait 24 hours but the parts are in a warm very dry room. When there is no oil residue left when I wipe my finger across the surface I apply another coat. I've never had a problem, but to be safe it is always best to follow the manufacturer's instructions.
You can apply a second coat as long as there is no sticky residue from the first..
Would this work for oak or hickory wood flooring?
Not sure it would give a durable finish for a floor.
It would if you want a natural unfinished look
I can't imagine why it would not... however it would be an expensive choice and would require multiple coats. Usually a good quality urethane would be the preference for flooring.
Dear Dave, I use tung and teak on oak and hickory FURNITURE ... I have never used it on a floor. on the furniture I have seen excellent results .. smooth and after the second coat a light shine .. 4 coats makes my work glow. In reading the description on line ( at their website) I did not find this product reccomended for the floor as it penetrates and bonds to the wood internaly ,,, great for water protection not for wear ... If I needed to protect a floor I would suggest/use a "surface bonding" product like polyurethane or a hard surface finish like a spar varnish as both of these would hold up to foot traffic...Hope this helps Joe K
JJSEPH P. KORUP
Is this safe to use on Butcher Block or oak kitchen island counter top?
I wouldn't. I don't know what the health issues might be using it where food is but mineral oil works well for food/butcher block. Tung and teak leaves a beautiful finish. I use it on floors (pine) and every summer I coat with two or three coats. It is beautiful but I find that ammonia and citrus eat through the finish. When I get spots I just touch up with stain and then the tung and teak. Good luck!Betsy
I can't image that the Tung n' Teak is food safe...I wouldn't put it on our countertops (we have mahogany counters). For our counters, we use Howard Feed-n-Wax - a beeswax and orange oil polish and conditioner. I've used it for years and the counters are beautiful. Hope this helps!
J. MICHAEL ROBERTS
I WOULD NOT THINK SO AS FOOD WILL BE DIRECTLY IN CONTACT WITH THE OIL..
I don't think you want to use this on a surface you intend to eat off. I would stick with mineral oil for butcher block finish.
can i put bees wax over the oil ?
i'm not an expert, but i would think it would be fine as soon as the oil soaks in
I would not recommend using bees wax over Tung Oil.
NORMA R. CAUBLE
Not sure. We refresh with a light coat of oil.
I don't know. Sorry. I don't use anything other than the oil.
I use Circa 1850 tung and teak for everything I make.. alone it leaves a nice soft shine at 2 coats and begins to really shine a 3+..... then finish with 2 thin coats of MinWax Paste Finishing Wax ... more shine and now no worries about spills... and I have 5 kids. just remember that if you want to "re-oil" you will need to remove the wax, turpentine will do that , and then a light steel wool buffing , reoil .. then reaply wax.
JJSEPH P. KORUP
What about this product for INTERIOR TEAK?
We used this teak oil on a very dry teak dining room table that had come from Denmark in about 1968. My husband applied about five layers of oil and, after each layer had dried, polished the wood with a very fine steel wool. The table looks wonderful. It doesn't look like brand new but the oil filled in most distressed areas from spills, water rings, etc. It made a big improvement for us and we would recommend the product for folks with a similar problem.Colleen WarnerFredericksburg, Va
Circa 1850 Tung 'n Teak oil product is primarily for new wood but can be used to rejuvenate and touch up itself or other finishes. Since it is oil with solvent it can be used over any type of paint but always test in an inconspicuous place first. Solvent can damage some types of finishes.We use Circa 1850 Tung 'n Teak oil or Circa 1850 Tung oil on everything we make, from rental house kitchen cabinets to toys. These are the only finishes we use for 99% of our projects. The mix is slightly darker and makes red oak absolutely gorgeous. We use this stuff by the gallonsIf your project is teak wood with an oil finish you probably would be happier with StarBright or Amazon teak oil also found on this site.Rule of thumb. "Oil floats on water" so you can use oil over water based finishes but you cannot put water based finishes over oil.
H DALE HELLEWELL
the smell is pretty strong i dont think it would be practical for indoors
It's pretty smelly. I bought some of the pure tung oil and it was much, much nicer.
I will be buying more of this product.
I use this on reclaimed Oak works great, brings the wood back to life. It takes a number of coats but they are quick and easy to apply. Let them dry
Rubbing in with a rag did very well to weatherize our new outdoor glider. Rubbing it in with a cloth, as opposed to using a brush, seemed so easy, and the coverage seemed to be even throughout. We did two coats and buffed to a wonderful feeling finish. I didn't see any down-side to this - and rubbing on another coat next year seems way easier than sanding the whole thing down again to 'update' other types of finish . . .
Mr Outside Project
Mold develops under
I've tried this for 2 years and I'm going to look for a product that inhibits mold, sand and start over
Punta Gorda, Florida
I will buy this every few years as long
A teak patio furniture set was previuosly varnished:-( After sanding Teak & Tung hasprovided a beautiful finish. Plan to use again.
Deep Creek, MD
Xactly the protection the wood needed
Great product. worked as advertised. would reccomend wearing plastic gloves - while the product smells great to me, it is sticky between the fingers if you're applying bare handed.
Don the boatbuilder
Best finish out there.
Apply with small pieces of white cotton such as t-shirts.I usually only use one or two heavy coats, wiped off after about 10 minutes. (caution don't use too much on ring porous wood like oak for the first coat because it will expand the wood and weep).I've used it on cabinets (even in rental houses), stair treads, balusters,hand rail,furniture,CNC carvings, trivets,house molding, doors, picnic tables, etc. Outdoors, somewhat protected from sun and rain the finish lasts for years.
Royal Slope, WA
So far so good. Time will tell.
Used with your furniture cleaner, this product was easy to apply but a little messy. My only negative comment is when I went to remove the tape to open the container, the directions on the side came off with the tape. I taped them back on, but they are now hard to read. This also happened with the furniture cleaner.
Kennett Square, PA
Goes on easy / even and looks great. Time will be the real test though - will have to see how it looks after 4 months and how often it has to be replied, etc. So far seems like a great teak product (though you don't have to put anything on teak).