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Millie's All Purpose Penetrating Tung Oil

Millie's All-Purpose Penetrating OilA foolproof, easy-to-use, low-toxic, earth-friendly Polymerized Tung Oil.

Millie's All-Purpose Penetrating Tung Oil is safe to use on all types of unfinished wood surfaces such as salad bowls, butcher blocks, cutting boards and tool handles.

  • Millie's cures faster - in just 72 hours.

  • Millie's is 100% botanical. It is made from biodegradable, all natural and plant-derived ingredients!

  • Millie's provides extended durability.

Millie's All-Purpose Penetrating Oil is made with pure polymerized tung oil, a unique citrus-derived solvent, and beeswax. There are no petroleum distillates or driers added to Millie’s tung oil formulation.

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Millie's Polymerization And Formulation

The advantage of tung oil is that as it dries and cures the molecules form a tight bond. The tight bonding makes the surface waterproof and impervious to many chemicals. The bonding also gives flexibility to the surface, making it capable of withstanding wear and tear.

Wood Bowl FinishedWith Millie'sSutherland Welles Ltd., the maker of Millie's finishes, has created a unique proprietary process of polymerization that strengthens the tung oil’s natural bonding.

There are other manufacturers of polymerized tung oil. But they don't do it like Millie's and as a result many of them need to add varnishes and urethanes to improve the hardness, durability, and luster of the finish. This adds toxicity to the finish, inhibits the penetration of the oil into the wood, and slows the drying and curing time.

The polymerization process used for Millie's All-Purpose Penetrating Oil require precision control and is highly sophisticated. It "cooks" the pure tung oil to its maximum thermal threshold. Controlling the 'cooking" and the "cooling" must be done precisely and is an expensive process. But the result is a finishing oil with maximum durability and a gorgeous sheen.

Not only is the polymerizing process expensive, if the process isn’t precisely controlled, the oil solidifies and the entire batch is lost. Because of the difficulty and expense most other companies formulate their tung oil using modifiers. It's the easy way, but not the way to have an all natural finish. With a cheaper process and formulation, over time the varnishes and urethanes discolor and deteriorate, and the quality of the finish is lost.

There are no driers in Millie's All-Purpose Penetrating Oil, therefore there is no set-up time or cure time between applications. The surface is treated as a sponge. Multiple coats of Millie’s can be is applied until the surface is saturated and the oil accumulates on the surface. No wiping or rubbing is required until the final coat.

Millie’s All Purpose Penetrating Tung Oil

Quart $43.26
$14.70 Shipping Charge
For up to two quarts.

Prices above do not include shipping. Please use the above shipping button to add the shipping charge to cover up to two quarts of Millies Tung Oil. This shipping charge covers U.S. destinations only. (No additional shipping charge needs to be added when checking out.)

Using Millie's All Purpose Penetrating Oil

These are the bowls before the application of Millie's All Purpose Penetrating Oil.
Applying the first coat.
Applying a second coat.
Millie's All Purpose Penetrating Oil has been applied to all of the bowls.
Eight bowls have received three flood coats of Millie's and then been wiped off. Total elapsed time was 50 minutes, and this application 'can not fail.' Three days later the pieces are hand buffed with a cotton cloth and are ready for sale.


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