The Botanical Polymerized Tung Oils were created to be environmentally and finisher friendly option for a hand rubbed oil finish. The polymerization process remains the same, however the solvent used is our proprietary, all botanical, citrus solvent, DiCitrusol™. This formulation contains no petroleum solvents.
Polymerized Tung Oil is a process to encourage polymerization, or in other words, quicker initial drying. The process includes additional heat treatment and UV additives when combined provides a deep, almost wet look, gorgeous protection against the elements. The Botanical Polymerized Tung Oil takes on few steps more by adding a citrus solvent, derived from orange peels. This solvent is DiCitrusol™.
The Botanical Polymerized Tung Oils are offered in Low Lustre, Medium Lustre and High Lustre.
Low Lustre is the perfect choice when a very low sheen is desired on a project. It’s not possible to add flattening agents to an oil only finish, so the way to control the sheen as you apply several coats for protection is to keep the amount of oil in each coat appropriate to the eventual sheen you want to create. For most wood species, four coats create a satin finish.
Solid: Polymerized Tung Oil
Solvent: DiCitrusol™ (Citrus based solvent)
Average Finish Longevity: 5 years
Spot Repairable: Yes
Coverage: (per gallon)
Coat 1= 600sqf
Coat 2= 800sqf
Coat 3= 1,000sqf
Coat 4= 1,000sqf
Dry Time: 12-24 hours per coat.