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1 qt. Tung Oil

  • Protects and enhances natural wood beauty with a hand rubbed look
  • Fast dry finish does not darken, reapply for long lasting luster
  • Protective drying oil covers up to 200 sq. ft. per quart
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Product Overview

Watco 1 qt. Tung Oil Finish will quickly and easily enhance the natural color and warmth of interior wood surfaces. Fast drying formula provides superior protection against moisture and penetrates deeply into the surface of stained or unfinished wood for a genuine, hand rubbed finish. Watco Tung Oil will not darken with age and can be reapplied periodically for increased gloss or to refresh wood luster over time.
  • Enhances natural wood tone of stained or unfinished interior wood surfaces
  • Covers up to 200 sq. ft. depending on wood type and porosity
  • Gloss finish will not darken with age and can be reapplied to restore luster of wood
  • Drying oil protects wood from moisture with a hand rubbed look
  • Apply 2 light coats to refresh the character of wood surfaces with easy application
  • Dries to the touch in 30 minutes, allow to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before use
  • Fast drying formula penetrates deeply into surfaces to enhance wood grain
  • Clean up with mineral spirits
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
200

Details

Application Method
Brush
Color/Finish
Clear
Dry to touch (min.)
30
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type
Oil/Conditioner
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
2
Number per Package
1
Paint Tool Product Type
Interior Paint/Stain
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Features
No additional features
Product Form
Liquid
Substrate Condition
Bare Wood,Finished Wood,Unfinished Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
.25
Transparency
Transparent
Vertical/Horizontal
Vertical / Horizontal
Wood Oil Type
Tung

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

28Questions29Answers

Can this be used on Western Red Cedar fence pickets? What is better Tung Oil or Boiled Linseed Oi...

Asked by KathyH May 30, 2021
2
Answers

We appreciate your interest, Kathy! Rust-Oleum Watco Tung Oil is intended for use on interior surfaces. We do not recommend it for outdoor surfaces as it will not provide full protection. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Is tung oil safe to use on a baby cradle?

Asked by Debra May 16, 2021
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Answers

Thank you for reaching out, Debra! Our recommendation is to leave items in a well ventilated area for one week after coating with Rust-Oleum Watco Tung Oil. This allows for the most complete curing as well as maximum coating hardness. As with any coating product, care should be taken to ensure that accidental ingestion does not occur. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Is this recommended for use on hardwood floors?

Asked by Ferol April 17, 2021
2
Answers

Rust-Oleum Watco Tung Oil is not recommended for floors. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 4

Can this be applied over sanding sealer?

Asked by Dan71 March 22, 2021
2
Answers

Yes it can.

Can you use this on a pressure treated trailer floor. Wood is new and has been entirely pressure ...

Asked by BillMac1959 March 5, 2021
3
Answers

I used on new wood

it says it will not darken -- does that mean it will not darken with age or that it will not dar...

Asked by justme February 27, 2021
4
Answers

On my acacia patio set, it did not darkened, but remained shiny & had a wet look.

the product specs specify brush for application -- does using a cloth to wipe it on compromise th...

Asked by lking February 21, 2021
5
Answers

I used a brush, but, on some areas of my floor where it needed a second application (different areas on my 60 year old wood floor absorb the oil differently), I just didnt feel like cleaning the paint thinner from the brush so I used paper towels that if folded a few sheets and wiped the oil with that. It made no difference. The paper towels applied the oil just as easily as the brush.

formbys tung oil finish was my favorite finishing product -- now unavailable -- if you have ever ...

Asked by lking February 21, 2021
4
Answers

We appreciate your interest, Larry. Rust-Oleum Watco Tung Oil will restore and enhance the natural color and warmth of wood in only a few steps. It deeply penetrates into the surface of stained and unfinished wood to protect from moisture and provides the look of a hand-rubbed finish. It is a fast-drying ready to use formula that will not darken over time and can be reapplied as needed to bring back the luster and refresh the character of interior wood furniture, trim, molding, and more. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

can this be applied over minwax stain

Asked by rick September 18, 2020
3
Answers

Most definitely!!

How to strip off the finish? I applied it only a few days ago? I heard mineral spirit will make t...

Asked by Cassie July 27, 2020
2
Answers

Hi Cassie, once our Watco Tung Oil has dried on the surface, mineral spirits will not remove it from the wood. The best way to remove this finish from the wood is to sand using 220 grit sandpaper, or you can also use a varnish stripper alternately. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

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Customer Reviews

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  • 66% recommend this product
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Not what I expected
Wanted to add a light protect to a pine vanity, for a bathroom, without a heavy sheen. After researching, tung oil seemed to provided this. After 1 coat, which went on easy, and a buffing, the piece ended up quite different than anticipated. It went from light colored wood to almost black in color. The feel is very satiny which is nice. After 4 days the smell is very strong with a fan running and the color hasn't lightened, as I hoped it would, while drying.
by Diyer
Response from Rust-OleumSupportApr 13, 2021
That's odd! Please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with us further about your application with Rust-Oleum Watco Tung Oil. We want to gather more details and try to make things right with you!
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
It looks great on a new oak bookcase I built. I applied 2 coats per the instructions. It does hav...
It looks great on a new oak bookcase I built. I applied 2 coats per the instructions. It does have a strong odor. It looks like it may take a week or more to dissipate the smell. I don't know yet how well it will hold up with time.
by Martinezguy
1 person found this helpful
Very good product for wood I like the way it...
Very good product for wood I like the way it makes the wood look
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
It did a nice job on some raw cedar wood for a book rack that I made for my grandsons bunk bed.
It did a nice job on some raw cedar wood for a book rack that I made for my grandsons bunk bed.
by Ohiowoodtech
1 person found this helpful
Used this on a reclaimed for beam for mantle. Added much more detail to the wood, darkened it ju...
Used this on a reclaimed for beam for mantle. Added much more detail to the wood, darkened it just a bit.
by Shave
Found the tung oil very easy to apply to new butcher block countertops and it dried to a very acc...
Found the tung oil very easy to apply to new butcher block countertops and it dried to a very acceptable result and color. Used a french polishing-style applicator comprising a lint-free cloth wrapped around a wad of cotton wool. Applied initial coats outside, so that attracted some minor dust, etc during prolonged drying period. Would be better applied inside in a relatively dust-free environment. Counters required minor sanding before the final coat - applied inside. Multiple coats will take some time to dry and harden, so don't expect a 5 minute end result. Expect days rather than minutes for the finish to dry to a usable state.
by ClassicMusclecars
4 people found this helpful
I have been using Tung Oil for over 45 years and love it. Yes it is much slower than a spray BUT ...
I have been using Tung Oil for over 45 years and love it. Yes it is much slower than a spray BUT it is so much more durable and you have much better control over the shine. I used to use it on gun stocks for high shine and durability. Now I make wood projects. I have photos of 3 projects. The one with the cactus is a napkin holder not quite finished with 3 coats on it. The vase has 4 coats and the bowel has 5 coats. Yes, you rub it in, let it set and wipe off each application. It takes work but so what? if you have pride in your work it is well worth it.
by PaulCoMat
4 people found this helpful
I needed to refinish some outdoor mahogany and wrought iron furniture chairs. I sanded the wood ...
I needed to refinish some outdoor mahogany and wrought iron furniture chairs. I sanded the wood and then used the tung oil. The tung oil was easy to apply and the furniture looks great.
by Viking
3 people found this helpful
When the wood it self is the showpiece, this product makes it pop. Used for an old growth redwood...
When the wood it self is the showpiece, this product makes it pop. Used for an old growth redwood mantel and couldn't be happier.
by Jpsc
3 people found this helpful
Nice finish but remains tacky. First time using this product....
Nice finish but remains tacky. First time using this product. Probably won't use it again
by HomeDepotCustomer
Response from Rust-OleumSupportJun 10, 2021
Let's talk about this! To ensure proper drying, all excess Rust-Oleum Watco Tung Oil needs to be wiped away after briefly penetrating the surface. If excess, tacky product remains on the surface, we recommend wiping the surface down with a clean rag and some mineral spirits to help remove it.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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