Tung Oil

Penetrating Tung Oil, Natural Matt Finish.

*Previously known as China Wood Oil

Containing pure tung oil that has been prepared to the perfect consistency for coating interior timber, Feast Watson Tung Oil penetrates deeply to nourish timber resulting in a natural matt finish that can be burnished or waxed if desired.

It’s quick and easy to apply, and regular maintenance coats can be added very simply, without the need for sanding. Tung Oil is resistant to water and spills and once applied, is very easy to maintain

Tung Oil can be burnished or waxed if desired and is suitable for use on all interior timber including bench tops, panelling, furniture, architraves, doors and trim.

surface preparation

Note: If staining of the timber is desired we recommend soft porous timber is sealed with one coat of Tung Oil prior to staining and that a blend of Tung Oil and Prooftint (up to 10%) is used to stain the timber.

New or Bare Timber/Cork
Punch exposed nails below the surface. Note that holes and imperfections should be filled with timber putty after the first coat of Tung Oil to match the putty colour with the coated timber colour. Sand timber to an even, smooth surface. Vacuum and wipe to remove dust.

Previously Coated Surfaces
Clean surface with Feast Watson Floorclean and allow to dry. Previous polyurethane coatings or varnishes need to be removed by sanding surface back to bare timber. Previous coatings of Tung Oil can be recoated without resanding.



Surfaces to be coated must be dry and free from all dirt, dust, grease, wax, polish and oil.

Tung Oil should be stirred thoroughly before and during application with a flat blade stirrer taking care not to introduce bubbles.

Apply a liberal coat of Tung Oil to the timber with a brush, roller, cloth or Feast Watson Floor Finish Applicator. Ensure the surface is evenly covered. Leave the Tung Oil to soak into timber for approximately 60 minutes and then wipe off any excess product with a clean cloth.

When the first coat is thoroughly dry, apply a second coat of Tung Oil following the application process outlined above.

When applying Tung Oil to floors, buff the floor after the final coat using a buffing machine (300 revs/minute). Allow 24 hours before buffing.

Stain bare timber after sanding using Prooftint as per the application instructions. Seal soft porous timbers such as pine with one coat of Tung Oil before staining to ensure even absorption of the stain.

To stain flooring, mix Prooftint with Feast Watson Prooftint Colour Reducer to allow time to evenly work the stain across the floor. Test the mixture rate on off-cuts of flooring to confirm the colour before staining the whole area.

Apply stain to the floor with a Floor Finish Applicator as per Prooftint instructions. Allow 12 hours to dry before applying Tung Oil. To tint Tung Oil, add up to 10% Prooftint and apply as per the application directions outlined above


Allow Tung Oil to cure for a minimum of 4 weeks before polishing. Regularly clean floors using Floorclean.

When surface requires an additional coat, clean with Floorclean and apply one coat of Tung Oil as per application directions.

  • Where to useTimber and cork flooring, parquetry, timber benchtops, stairways, handrails, furniture, doors and trim
  • Coverage m2/L10
  • Mix ratio: (optional)To tint Tung Oil, add up to 10% Prooftint
  • Number of coats2
  • Recoat time24 hours
  • Dry time24 hours. For floors allow 24 hours before light foot traffic, full curing 7 days
  • Clean upMineral Turpentine
  • Sizes available1L, 4L, 10L