Re: finishes in the kitchen

From: George
Date: 13 Jul 1999
Time: 18:38:45
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Karen, I've found tung oil to be adequate for all but the most abusive situations, plus having the added benefit of being able to rework (recoat) easily and quickly when wear becomes apparent. Depending on the type of wood involved however, you may want to consider 'old fashioned' varnish. It has much more moisture resistance than lacquer and is more durable. It helps fill the grain on species such as oak and walnut, which tung oil does not. If the hutch is maple or pine or another 'close grained' wood, tung oil should work just fine.