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#1 posted 02-17-2010 09:56 PM

Dear Mr. Goodwood:

Did you click on the link above and read the info sheets or review the products available there? ? NONE of the Tung Oil there contains any kind of VARNISH. Paint is a ”Finish” Polyurethane is a ”Finish” Shellec is a Finish etc.etc. When you ”FINISH something with “PURE TUNG OIL” it’s been Finished with Pure Tung Oil.

Maybe it’s different in your area and no doubt somewhere, somebody sells something that is called “Tung Oil Finish” that might contain Varnish.

Yes. You can “Thin” Pure Tung Oil but you use Mineral Spirits up to 50% for the First Coat as a Sealer. If PURE Tung Oil thickens which it does just by it’s nature you can restore it’s “Original Viscosity” by adding Mineral Spirits. NOT Varnish.

Varnish is Varnish. PURE Tung Oil is Just That… PURE Tung Oil. Simple as that. Now I’m “FINISHED”.

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