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An easy-to-apply hand-rubbed finish that goes on in minutes.

Minwax® Tung Oil Finish

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Tried and true, tung oil has served to protect and beautify wood products for centuries. Hand-rubbed, oil-based finish goes on in minutes. Ideal for refinishing because it soaks into parched pores and restores the wood. A fresh coat will really make wood tones on an older piece "pop." Recommended for all interior wood surfaces, including furniture, antiques, woodwork, cabinets, doors and paneling. Can be brushed onto raw wood, or over Minwax Wood Finishes and other Minwax wood stains.

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(1) Quart Minwax® Tung Oil Finish
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Brand Minwax
Manufacturer Part Number 67500
Weight 2.1000
Tech Spec
  • Apply with cloth or brush
  • 5-10 minute dry time prior to buffing
  • Re-coat after 24 hours; 2-3 coats recommended
  • Clean up with mineral spirits
Technical Documents
Coverage 125-150 sq ft
Dry Time 24 hrs
Size Quart
Use Interior
4.8 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Works for me
I took five years of woodworking classes at a junior college. When we first got into various finishes to use on projects, our instructor said, "Whenever woodworkers get together, they talk about the finish they use and the method that they prefer for applying it. All of those stories start with the same line: 'Well, this works for me.'"

That's a perfect illustration of my experiences with Minwax Tung Oil Finish. I learned how to use tung oil in that particular class, and Minwax was the first tung oil I ever used. Also, the only. I cannot say that it is better or worse than others because it is the only one I have ever used. But I always get perfect results with it, so I never put any effort into finding something better. If something better exists.
June 8, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Tung oil finish
I use on turning projects and get great results.
March 4, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Tung Oil Finish
Great product! I have used it on several projects and love the finish. Works great over their stains and easy to apply.
March 22, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent Oil
I have used this Tung oil for years now and it really brings out the beauty of the wood. I often don't use any other finish on my projects unless it will be exposed to moisture and then I put some wipe on polyurethane on top.
March 25, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Minwax Tung Oil a great product
I use Minwax Tung Oil for most non-table top applications. It is easy to apply creating a beautiful renewable surface.
May 1, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Tung Oil Finish
Tung Oil is one of my favorite finishes. It is very easy to use and very forgiving for new woodworkers. You rub it on with a lint free cloth and wipe off the excess before it dries. The more coats you apply the glossier the finish. It takes two coats and drying time that some people may not want to wait for but in regards to ease of finish it is the best. Besides you can always come back a year or two later and add a coat.
December 15, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
This the most perfect finish I've...
This the most perfect finish I've found for nice furniture. 100 % tung oil is difficult to work with. Minwax makes tung oil finishes easy. Easy to repair a finish. Like James from Idaho, I apply with 0000 steel wool. Leaves a low lustre finish that is beautiful to touch and really makes the wood grain "pop". Many, many comments from customers about the beauty of the finishes on my pieces.
February 28, 2010
I use this on almost everything...
I use this on almost everything I build. I've used it on walnut, cherry, maple, jatoba, alder, pine, birch and red oak: decorative items and furniture.My recipe: Sand the bare wood surfaces with 150 and then 220 grit sandpaper. Wear rubber gloves and apply with 0000 steel wool dipped in the finish. Rub the finish into the wood with the steel wool, let it sit for about three minutes and then wipe off the excess with a lint-free cloth. Repeat at 24-hour intervals for a total of 4-6 coats for a nice gloss. The first couple of coats seal up the wood and subsequent coats build up a hard finish on the surface. Be sure not to wipe *everything* off on the last few coats.The steel wool buffs out any imperfections or dust embedded in the previous coats and the result is a silky finish that is almost sensual to the touch. It's especially nice on walnut.
January 4, 2009
My finish of choice for most...
My finish of choice for most projects. Minwax Tung Oil is the only brand of tung oil I have found that provides a glossy, hard protective finish similar to a poly without the harmful and stinky outgassing associated with polyeurethane-type finishes. On the first coat, the wood soaks up a lot of tung oil. But on additional coats the product goes much farther. I have also used this product over one coat of boiled linseed oil as a first coat to make the tung oil go farther. This works great, but make sure the linseed oil has plenty of time to dry thoroughly before going back with a coat of tung oil. Lightly sand with 220 or finer and wipe off sanding dust with tack cloth between coats, and after 3-6 coats you'll have a deep, lustrous, glossy, hard protective finish that's all natural. And if you ever need to touch up or refinish, just lightly sand with a fine grit paper and add a fresh coat of tung oil right over the old tun oil finish--no stripping necessary.
August 9, 2008
it works well
It worked well on pine with 2 coats.
January 12, 2017
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Good for lathe items
Mark P on Sep 6, 2019
Best finish for wood bowls and chopping boards.
JOSE U on Jul 15, 2017
Good for lathe items
Mark P on Sep 6, 2019
Used many times before. Excellent finish
Bill C on Apr 3, 2019
Best finish for wood bowls and chopping boards.
JOSE U on Jul 15, 2017
I have experience<br /> with Minwax Tung Oil and it is a good product.
James L on Apr 2, 2016
I've used this for years and it's my no. 1 choice for finishing on all woods. It gives a professional look to all your furniture.
William M on Nov 22, 2015
I am a professional wood artist and have been using Tung oil my finished pieces for 38 years. I used to use the 100% Tung oil, but have been using the Tung Oil finish for over 10 years now. I like how it goes into the wood a little. Two coats is usually enough. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to finishes, this seems like a minimum of effort.
Tom R on Jun 22, 2015
Used many times before. Excellent finish
Bill C on Apr 3, 2019
I have experience<br /> with Minwax Tung Oil and it is a good product.
James L on Apr 2, 2016
How long does tung oil finish last in the can? Can you put it in top of a piece already done in pure tung oil? Will it get rid of streaks left by pure tung oil?
A shopper on May 30, 2015
I have 2 coats of Minwax tung oil finish on a table and it looks streaked. What do I do?
Greg C on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It would seem your tabletop is still absorbing the finish, and at different rates. Fine steel wool, then another coat of finish. Let dry, then steel wool again, finally a cotton cloth, or paper towel to buff. Do this until you get the finish you want. A coat or two more should do it.
is a Tung oil finish glossy or satin? I looking for semi gloss finish.
miguel v on Dec 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Tung Oil will give you a satin finish. It will take several coats to achieve that finish as well. Other brands sell "high gloss" tung oil but I've had poor results with those. If you require anything much past a satin finish I would recommend another finish.
how long does it take for the smell to dissipate once applied?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Generally takes a couple of days. If your piece has a lid let it air out for a a day or so add well. This is my favorite finish but with all finished it takes at least 24 to 48 hours to cure completly.
Is this safe to apply it to a wooden spoon then use the spoon to eat?
funny8us2 f on Apr 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not use it for that. Tung oil "Finish"is mostly Poly varnish which contains mineral spirits - not a tasty or safe food additive. Use mineral oil and renew it often or try walnut oil or a commercial "butcher block oil". The Tung oil "finish" container has a harmful volatiles warning on it and I would not count on it polymerizing completely when dry.
I make outside furniture out of wine barrel slaves white oak is Tung oil ok??
lonestargordy on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: REAL tung oil was invented/discovered in China and used to waterproof boats so TUNG OIL would make a great finish for wooden outdoor furniture.
Unfortunately this is 'tung oil FINISH' (a legal technicality) it's 'finish' not 'oil' and therefore need not legally contain ANY tung oil.
So NO this product won't work since it's not really TUNG OIL!
How well does tung oil finish work on a chainsaw carving left outside?
Steve V on Oct 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: REAL tung oil was invented/discovered in China and used to waterproof boats so TUNG OIL makes a great finish for most raw wood, indoors or out. It doesn't protect against things like heat, scratches, chemicals... but if you want a beautiful finish TUNG OIL will definitely give you one.
Unfortunately Minwax doesn't sell tung oil. They sell 'tung oil FINISH' (a legal technicality) it's 'finish' not 'oil' and therefore somehow legally it need not contain ANY tung oil.
So NO this product won't work since it's not really TUNG OIL!
I’m doing a walnut fireplace mantel and wanted to use tung oil to bring out the grain. Would it work good for me?
Jerry on Dec 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes this product will work, though it is not pure tung oil. Definitely make sure you have air flow as the off-gassing of the solvent is quite strong. Rockler’s pure tung oil is expensive, but far less smelly.
On raw unfinished wood, do I stain for color first, then top with tung oil, or visa versa?
Krazo S on Feb 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I always stain and let it dry a minimum 24 hours before appling tung oil.
is this Tung Oil finish resistant to alcohol contact? ... As in wine or liquor?
JimFannin on Jan 8, 2019
I've used tung oil finish on salad bowls, it stands up well to vinegar and wine vinegar, but I don't know about alcohol.
Is it Good for out door chairs? Uv rays?
Fred R on Mar 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No I don't think it will be strong enough unless you use more than several coats
Does this Tung Oil Finish dry like a regular varnish ? Does it build up layer over layer like varnish? Or is it a soft blend that dries in the wood only? Does it get gummy if let thicker on surface like a varnish ?
Julian J on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Tung oil is a penetrating oil finish. It is not a surface film like varnish. It will get gummy if you put it on too thick and do not wipe it off.
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