Monday, June 2, 2014

Table Top Finish

It was time to slap some oil on the table top. I remain convinced that a finish should always be non-toxic. I confess to investigating wipe-on poly for this top, but couldn't bring myself to do it. I've been impressed with how well the pure Tung oil finish on my kitchen countertops has held up, so decided it was worth the time investment. I'm using citrus solvent as a thinner, shooting for 10 coats (progressively thicker) with about 3 days drying time between coats. The citrus solvent (not to be confused with citrus cleaner which can't be used as a thinner) does an excellent job, and unlike toxic thinners, only has two ingredients, it's basically orange peel oil.

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