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#1 posted 09-10-2010 06:18 AM

Does the Tung Oil have a sheen to it all ready? I just helped my dad refinish his oak floors a few months ago and he used Tung Oil. I don’t think it was pure Tung Oil though. It was called Waterlox and had a Satin finish to it. The floors turned out great with 3 coats and IMO its more of a semi gloss. I think the more coats you do the more gloss you will get. The oil needs 12 or 24 hours to dry before adding another coat, I cant remember exact time and has a strong smell. If you have not done this before your going to find that your not going to want to apply more then a few coats, especially if your staying in the house as you do this. I also think they advise not putting any weight on the floors for a couple days after. Like I said though we used something called Waterlox Tung oil which may not have been pure so it could be a little different.

Once its done your going to want to wax it good. I think 3 coats and a good wax and you will have a real nice shine/gloss.

Hope this helps a little

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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