How To: Apply a tung oil topcoat over an oil-based wood stain

Apply a tung oil topcoat over an oil-based wood stain

Prefer a clear, hand-rubbed, "antique" finish to the shiny or satin sheen of varnishes? Then you will want to use a tung oil-based topcoat applied over an oil-based stain when you are staining or refinishing your special piece of furniture.

Tung oil is an easy-to-use transparent finish that is resistant to water, most liquids and mildew. However, it does require some upkeep. It is not recommended for a rough and tumble household or in high traffic areas. After a few years, you may want to freshen up your furniture by reapplying the finish. As this is an oil-based finish, it creates some fumes and therefore requires more care in application and clean up. For complete, step-by-step instructions for this DIY project, watch this friendly and straightforward video tutorial.

Apply a tung oil topcoat over an oil-based wood stain

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