If you haven’t tried this product you are missing out….. It makes wood so incredibly happy. If you are refinishing an heirloom wooden piece, or you are like me and just want the wood to shine, then invest in this. I use it now on all the dresser drawers and the backs of pieces I sell, as well. You can seal the milk paint with it, too ( just not over the white colors as it may add a slight yellow tint).
I sell the The Real Milk Paint Co. brand which is PURE Tung Oil.. don’t be fooled by imitations.. the information below is snipped from their site.
Now let me show you an example from an old wooden box… No filters applied..
<–before Tung oil — Now here is an after–>
“The Tung Oil offered by Real Milk Paint is actually a pure tung oil meaning it comes without any additives or distillates. The tung oil offered by most other companies can be anything from a thinned down varnish to polymerized tung oil, and most have petroleum distillates added. Our pure Tung Oil will not build a gloss finish or heavy finish, but will penetrate deeply into the wood to enhance character and water resistance while creating a great wood finish.
This makes our pure tung oil perfect for uses such as wood bowls, counter tops, outdoor furniture, decks, wood siding, wood flooring, concrete, brick and just about any porous surface that needs an environmentally friendly product.
Pure Tung Oil comes from cold pressing of the seeds or nuts of the Tung tree. Tung trees mainly grow in the mountainous regions of China away from industrialization and pollution. Climate, soil and air quality are essential for high quality oil. Our 100% Pure Chinese Tung Oil or China wood oil is an all-natural finish manufactured by pressing the tung nut, no petroleum distillates or other additives – just Pure Tung Oil. All Pure Tung Oils are not the same. Some low priced marketers will package South American Tung Oil (dark, greenish in color) and sell it as the higher quality Chinese Tung Oils. Chinese Pure Tung Oil is available in 3 grades, we only offer the best available, Grade 1 yellow. A better quality Pure Chinese Tung Oil will offer superior color, faster drying and a long term elastic finish. Elasticity is an important factor as the oil must continue to flex with the expansion and contraction of the substrate on which it is applied.”
The proof is in the pudding, or the wood in this case
You can buy some locally at
Yankee Girl Antiques
SewZanne: Milk Paint Girl