Tung Oil is a kind of vegetable oil originated from Tung Tree fruit seeds that grow in South-East Asia especially in China. Pure tung oil is extracted from the nut of the China wood tree. CLEANUP: Use mineral spirits or paint thinner following manufacturer's safety instructions. The mineral oil soaks in and the wax gives the board a nice little easy to clean up finish on it. So, is Tung oil food safe? Some of these are pure tung oil, raw linseed oil, mineral oil, walnut oil, beeswax, carnauba wax, and certain shellac. I was also under the impression that nearly all finished, once cured, were food safe. This protection will need monthly re-application to offer a high level of protection. What is Tung Oil? Nut allergies are quite common. Save 5% more with Subscribe & Save. -- Stephen Kirk in Quakertown, PA -- 10/31/2009, 7:14 pm. There are essentially two types of finish: oil, which penetrates the wood, and film forming, which lies on top of the wood. This is the question we need to answer first. Xanthorrhoeas. Yep minwax "tung oil" isn't really tung oil at all ... Once it's cured, it is food safe, but pure tung oil can take weeks to cure. Tung Oil Walnut Oil Linseed Oil. I haven't opened the can, but I suppose I can use it on some furniture projects coming up, or take it back. Again....and please feel free to do the reasearch on your own...any finish once cured is food safe. $24.99 $ 24. (Ned's "hangover" is from the fumes of the uncured product. But if one is really concerned about chemicals and food safeness, they will be happier with tung oil.” So let’s recap: tung oil is more expensive than BLO, and it takes longer to dry. Powered by Tetra-WebBBS 6.21 / TetraBB PRO 0.22 © 2006-2012 tetrabb.com, 1 wallclock secs ( 0.22 usr + 0.03 sys = 0.25 CPU), PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS! I wouldn't want to put any kind of a curing finish on a cutting board, as the knife action would 'cut it up' and damage it quite quickly. Copyright © U-Beaut Enterprises 1999 - 2016. Some of these are pure tung oil, raw linseed oil, mineral oil, walnut oil, beeswax, carnauba wax, and certain shellac. I had thought that was food safe, but now I can't seem to find anything that tells me it is. For a list of specific food safe finishes that I recommend, please take a … I melt just a little paraffin wax in some mineral oil. The Real Milk Paint PTO-G Pure Tung Oil does not give its users a glossy finish but it rather penetrates sealing all the grains of the wood protecting it from certain factors. It is available in most hardware stores and catalogs. For a list of specific food safe finishes that I recommend, please take a look at this page. It looks like Tung oil is out as far as cutting boards are concerned. IF I was also under the impression that nearly all finished, once cured, were food safe. It penetrates the wood deeply to prevent chalking and cracking. I finished it, so far, with one coat of Minwax Polycrylic. Minwax Polycrylic - food safe? We still recommend it for some applications – especially around sinks and water sources where it seems to hold up a bit better to standing water. Yep minwax "tung oil" isn't really tung oil at all - it. I haven't opened the can, but I suppose I can use it on some furniture projects coming up, or take it back. I had thought that was food safe, but now I can't seem to find anything that tells me it is. That said, the turnings look real nice! Minwax Tung Oil is perfect for pieces that are already finished and need reconditioning. I'm a little fuzzy on the topic and hoped someone else had some good info. 11th Oct 2017, 11:55 AM #34. This website and its content is copyright of U-Beaut Enterprises. But, we will know it later as we progress in the next part of this article. With Minwax® Tung Oil you can control the brightness of the finish because the surface gains more gloss with each coat you apply. Tung oil makes my list here as it is food-safe after three days of curing and repels food particles that can stick in the pores on wood surfaces. Roger, Is the can you have real tung oil or is it a "Tung oil finish". You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. THIS IS YOUR FIRST VISIT - PLEASE NOTE: © 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. Coverage: Approximately 125-150 square feet per quart. That's why the "once cured" keeps flying around. The chances of allergy to tung oil are remote, and tung oil has several other advantages over linseed oil. Stephen Kirk in Quakertown, PA OK, it is Minwax Tung Oil Protective Finish. It’s important to use caution with tung oil because it is made from the tung tree which produces nuts. 99. If I use it as a furniture polish, can I put paste wax on it once it cures? OK, it is Minwax Tung Oil Protective Finish. Watco Danish Oil and Minwax Tung Oil Finish are both basically the same thing. They are basically a mix of varnish, boiled linseed oil, and mineral spirits. SEE THEM ALL ON OUR, Minwax Polycrylic - food safe? I use TOPF on all the dishes that I carve, hardwoods and soft woods. JavaScript is disabled. All rights reserved. WOP is very durable and is very toxic in raw form. REGISTER before you can post, view all the pictures, see all threads 99 ($0.62/Ounce) Get it as soon as Wed, Nov 25. View Profile View Forum Posts View Articles GOLD MEMBER Join Date Nov 2012 Location Brisbane Posts 1,750. This finish will repel food … I'm betting he would have no reaction to cured tung oil.) So, I bought a can of Tung oil, but was then afraid to use it because it has a great big 'poison' sign on it, and I couldn't find any authority telling me it was safe. So, I used the mineral oil. It will dry to a slight golden, satin tint. 4.8 out of 5 stars 277. or I finished a few cutting boards yesterday, and was giving some to my kids and the LOML, but I wanted something that might last a little longer than my usual mineral oil finish.