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Gilly's Australia

Pure Tung Oil

  • $77.00
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100% natural
Food safe
Zero VOC
No additives
No petro-chemicals


Pure Tung Oil


250mL, 1L, 10L, 20L


First coat: diluted at a rate of 50/50 (oil/solvent) 18 - 20m2

Subsequent coats: diluted 50/50 25-30m2


Tung oil is a transparent or slightly turbid liquid, extracted from the seeds of the tung nut (tung tree).

Used For

Ideal for timber treatments where water repellency is required. Food safe finish when used pure/undiluted.

◦ Timber sealer
◦ Decking oils
◦ Concrete sealer
◦ Furniture & floor oils
◦ Chopping blocks & kitchen utensils
◦ Woodwork finishes

Surface Preparation

Ensure the surface is clean and dry before application. Gilly’s LoThin can be used for a vigorous clean. For a lighter clean, you can use an all purpose cleaner. 

If there is any oil, wax, grease, dirt or similar residue on the surface, it may affect the tung oil’s ability to cure - so a thorough clean is important.

How to Apply

To Raw Timber

  1. Blend with Gilly’s Lothin, d-limonene or turpentine at a ratio of 50/50.
  2. Rub or brush oil into the timber. Lighter coats are better. For floors and large areas, you can use a floor applicator with lambswool pad.
  3. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Wipe on more oil to areas that become dull, as the oil soaks in.
  4. Wipe off any excess oil within 10 minutes, and buff back firmly. This ensures even coverage and no ‘sticky spots’. You can lightly sand back whilst still damp, but it is not a necessary step. Use 320 grit or finer if you choose to do so.
  5. Apply 3 coats, repeating the same procedure. Best to wait 24 hours between coats. Apply more coats if desired or necessary. Lighter coats are best, especially after the first coat.
  6. Hang out any rags or soak in water. Don’t leave scrunched up, due to risk of combustion.

Dry Time

24 hours to dry between coats. As there are no driers, it can take 4 weeks to completely cure. Light usage is however perfectly fine within this time frame. There should be general water repellency within the first week if the conditions are right.


For general maintenance and wear, you can assess as you see fit.  We would recommend reapplying a light coat every 12 months to keep your timber looking fresh. Over time, with the right maintenance, the finish will only get stronger. When damaged, no sanding is required, you can reapply as needed, even to small areas.

Clean Up

Cleanup with Gilly’s Lothin. Warm, soapy water for hand washing.


  • Do not eat, drink or smoke around product. Wash hands after use.
  • Hang out rags to dry, or soak in water. Don’t leave scrunched up, due to risk of combustion.
  • Contact Gilly’s for SDS


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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Catherine Galea

Pure Tung Oil

Tracey Macnaughton
Perfect for bee hives

I’ve used this Tung oil on my bee hives when constructing them. As a natural product it doesn’t cause any problems to my bees, they move in and start making honey. Great product.

Great product and great service.

The only product I use to finish my woodworking projects. 50/50 Tung Oil & LoThin 👌

Paul Houching
Thanks Team

Went through the A to Zs of Tung oil and lm 100 percent confident in using it .

Kevin Deboer
Tung oil

Very well packaged. Highly recommended company to order from.