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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ThatJoeGuy THIS IS NOT TUNG OIL.
This is NOT real tung oil... it is filled with chemicals. Do not use this near or around children. For sure do not use anywhere near your garden. Including planter boxes.
April 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by gsdpero Deception irritates me
In researching oils finishes for wood, I discovered that "tung oil finish" products may contain a mixture of tung oil with other thinning/finishing agents. I learned this after I paid 20 bucks for this product, which I thought was 100 % "Tung Oil." After using this to finish 2 cane projects, I kept wondering why it smelled strongly of mineral spirits, so I looked on the can. It doesn't tell you the ingredients. I looked at the online MSDS sheet and it contains 65% mineral spirits. O.K. It does not show having any tung oil, at all. I did more research and wikipedia says: "It should be noted that many products labelled as "tung oil finishes" are deceptively labelled: polymerized oils, wiping varnishes, and oil/varnish blends have all been known to be sold as tung oil finishes (sometimes containing no tung oil at all)." More research tells me I can use boiled linseed oil as well as tung oil (more expensive) and make my own blend of "tung oil finish" product for a lot less. Marketing deception is very irritating--thus far, I cannot find anything that states this product has any tung oil in it. Such deception causes me to want to boycott all miniwax products. Regarding quality of product, I'll have to wait and compare it to use of real tung oil/linseed oil. My guess is, that when i create my own mixture it will far exceed this product, as my research also indicates the veteran experts on oil finishes create there own mix as oppossed to being duped by some marketing ploy. This product label should read: Tung oil "like" finish, and clearly state it does not contain tung oil. Wonder how that would effect sales. See my point.
February 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by htfme2 Min-wax "Tung Oil" Is an excellent product for finishing wood projects with ease. Correctly applied, this product will enhance the wood's grain with a smooth satin luster.
I have used this product on many woodworking projects over the years and the finish it gives to the wood is fantastic. After it has fully cured I also apply a light coat of wax with a hand rubbed finish. If you are wondering what finish to use for your next woodworking project, I recommend this one. Of course you understand that this product has its limits as far as protection from the elements. That said, I've actually used it on some wood railing with the final wax application and it has held up very nicely after two years !
December 12, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Madartist One star for deceptive labeling
Like another reviewer, I also bought this product thinking it was pure tung oil. However it does say "Tung Oil Finish" so I should have figured it was more of a varnish product and not a pure product. Please note: A Tung Oil Finish product should not be used as a flooring finish, use only for woodworking projects. And if you have nut allergies (tung oil is made from nuts) - be careful when and where you use this. And if you need the real deal 100% Tung Oil - it will be labeled as such and Home Depot does not carry the pure Tung Oil.
May 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lucorb Great Results
Easy to rag on, wipe off. Application takes at least two coats (depending on how much of a sheen you're looking for) and 24 hours of dry time in between coats. Used this to finish an 1850's barn beam for a mantel. Only needed to wipe clean with mineral spirits to prep. This tung oil really brings out the color of the oak, without looking too finished. great to work with, love the results.
August 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jimm DISOPINTED WITH INGREDIENTS
I also thought this had at least a part tung oil mixed in with the minerial spirits. the coverage works but if you're doing regular finishing rethink your options.
May 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnG easy to use, great results
I've been using this product for years, and was nearly scared off by the hyperventilating labeling police. It still works as it has always promised. If you want to use tung oil, pay $70 a quart. If you want a reasonably priced, extremely easy to apply product that produces an excellent finish when you follow the simple directions, use this one.
August 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Very dissapointing performance.
If you want the performance of Tung Oil i.e. a solvent free, oxidizing oil wood finish then this is NOT the product for you. It is a deceptively labelled wiping varnish containing no tung oil but containing 65% mineral spirits.
If you have experience with real tung oil you will be greatly disappointed with the fumes and poor results.
February 17, 2013