Teak Oil vs. Tung Oil – Which Wood Finish is Best?

Using oils in wood finishing has been around forever – so it seems.

It is perhaps the most common method for finishing. Oils bring out the luster and character of the wood much better than varnish, which is why people have trusted them for years. woodworking supplies woodworking tools woodworking classes

They are made of natural products and there are easy to apply. There are many types of wood oils with the likes of tung oil, teak oil, Danish oil, linseed oil and mineral oil being the most popular. Here is a short video that shows the end result of various oils on wood:  woodworking supplies woodworking tools woodworking classes

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Today we’ll take a look at teak oil vs. tung oil and hopefully help you decide which finish is right for your next project.​

Teak Oil Overview

Pros

  • Works well with dense woods woodworking supplies woodworking tools woodworking classes
  • Easy application with brush or rag woodworking supplies woodworking tools woodworking classes
  • Won’t crack or chip woodworking supplies woodworking tools woodworking classes
  • Interior or exterior uses woodworking supplies woodworking tools woodworking classes
  • Provides UV protection from sun woodworking supplies woodworking tools woodworking classes

Cons

  • Can affect original color woodworking supplies woodworking tools woodworking classes
  • Can’t glue wood after it’s applied woodworking supplies woodworking tools woodworking classes
  • May not extend furniture’s life woodworking supplies woodworking tools woodworking classes
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