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Forum topic by Enormous_Earl posted 02-10-2014 12:19 AM 678 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Enormous_Earl

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02-10-2014 12:19 AM

Greetings, everyone. Novice woodworker here.
I made a keepsake box out of oak and decided to try finishing it with tung oil for the first time instead of stain/polyurethane. Without much thinking, I grabbed the first tin that said “tung oil” on it at Lowe’s. It’s Formby’s tung oil. I didn’t realize until after I put on a coat that it says “low gloss”. I’m pleased with the way it brought out some of the color, but I love glossy finishes and I think it’d look good on my box.

If I give it a second and third coat with the high gloss finish (same brand), do you think I’ll get the glossy result I want or is it too late now that I already have the first coat on?


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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 12:35 AM

Let it cure for a week and top with rattlecan lacquer.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 12:50 AM

Yes, Clint is right, like Teak oil, let it dry out and if you want it to be more glossy, use poly on top of it. Don’t forget the pics.

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