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Forum topic by Drillbit posted 05-01-2008 03:49 AM 753 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2008 03:49 AM

Can i poly over tung oil?

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#1 posted 05-01-2008 06:22 AM


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#2 posted 05-01-2008 08:13 AM

I dunno…if it’s just regular Tung oil then yes…using an oil based poly. But I’ve got some Formby’s Tung Oil and it contains shellac as well. Actually, I guess you can poly over just about anything, just about. Except…

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#3 posted 05-01-2008 12:08 PM

Absolutely. Just give it a light scuff sanding with 220 before applying the poly.

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#4 posted 05-02-2008 12:33 AM

Thanks alot guys i appreicaite the info

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#5 posted 05-02-2008 01:05 AM

ya you can, they are both oils so they are compatible. to be safe though whenever i put anything under poly i put a coat of dewaxed shellac (bullseye sealsoat). its just precautionary but i like to do it.

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#6 posted 05-02-2008 02:29 PM

I mix poly with tung oil. It helps the tung oil to dry faster and gives a little more protection.
You can also mix equal parts poly, pure tung oil, and boilded linseed oil. It’s easy to wipe on and off and according to my 7 year old daughter, has the best feel of any finish that I use.

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