A natural oil derived from the nuts of the Tung tree. Free from solvents, hardeners or quickening agents.
Satin gloss to gloss with an amber color.
Absorbed in the wood, but can also be build up in layers to form a tough, hard and dense protective coat.
Sand the surface u/i grit 600. Remove dust and grease.
Grainfilling for a satin gloss is optional, for a higher gloss recommended. Can be filled with grainfiller or by sanding in the oil with waterproof sandpaper which creates a smudge of sand dust and oil that will cure hard in the pores.
With a brush, sponge or cloth, or for grainfilling with 600 grit waterproof sandpaper or Kovax Assilex. Switch every 1 – 2 layers to a finer grit.
Let the oil set for max up to 20 minutes till still wet and rub well with a lint-free cloth.
Apply the next layer after 2 – 4 hours.
A minimum of 4 layers is required for a good protection, 6 -8 layers will bring a higher gloss.
The last layers are rubbed, or sanded, in the direction of the grain.
Finish and maintain:
This oil requires a longer drying time, usually 48 hours, but can take even a week. Completely cured after 1-2 weeks.
Optionally for extra gloss, a final layer of Lemon oil can be applied.
After time, a new layer of Tung oil can be applied. Clean your guitar with a damp (not wet) cloth or Lemon oil and apply 1 or 2 new layers of Tung Oil.
Let used cloths dry flat outside due to the risk of self-combustion!