Tung Oil

Tung oil, also known as China Wood Oil, Lumbang oil, Noix d'abrasin (fr.) or simply wood oil, is made from the seed kernels of the Tung tree (Aleurites fordii and Aleurites montana, family Euphorbiaceae).


Tung oil was used as a preservative for wood ships. The oil penetrates the wood, then hardens to form an impermeable hydrophobic layer (repels water) up to 5 mm into the wood. As a preservative it is effective for exterior work above and below ground, but the thin layer makes it less useful in practice.

CAS: 8001-20-5
EINECS: 232-272-3
HS Code: 151590


  • Accentuates the texture and grain of the wood
  • Easy to apply (rub on, rub off)
  • Easy to re-apply if the original finish becomes worn or damaged
  • Flexible. Oil finishes continue to protect as the wood expands and contract
  • Non-toxic and food-safe
  • Resistant to acetone
  • Resistant to alcohol
  • Resistant to fruit acids and vegetable acids
  • Very forgiving during application
  • Waterproof, at least highly water resistant on a well maintained surface

  • Used as a preservative for wood ships


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