I love the feel of Formby's tung oil, but it hides too much of the grain.
I have used spar varnish and boiled linseed oil recently and the grain did better with those.
Could those be used with tung oil as the top coat on pine?
Formby's tung oil on top of spar varnish or on top of linseed oil?
Note: The actual product name is "Formby's Tung Oil Finish", and not "Tung Oil."
This product DOES contain Tung Oil, despite the Internet Echoes that say otherwise.
Specifically, Formby's Tung Oil Finish is a wiping varnish made with real Tung Oil/Alkyd varnish that has been diluted with solvents to a wiping varnish consistency.
Again, this product is NOT a type of Tung Oil, but it IS a Tung Oil Varnish.
For absolute proof ask the company that makes it, not Netties that echo non-facts.
(I knew Homer Formby and I'm a chemist with experience in the wood finishing products industry.)
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