I am building a bathroom vanity out of white cedar and I want to use Tung oil to give it a nice golden color. After that I want to use the thick bar top pour on sealer (EnviroTex Lite) to keep water from ruining the wood. The sealer directions say it can't be used over oil so I'm assuming that the Tung oil will be a problem. Anybody tried using bar top sealer over Tung oil?
From contributor B:
I know that you use shellac in the US. In England we have one called button shellac, and this would give a golden color. I would never use oil under a bar top finish.
I would heat it up in a Dutch Oven and apply the first few coats while its warm. Remember the cedar is a soft wood and it will soak up the first few coats of oil. Eventually you will reach the saturation point and the coats from there on in wonít just soak into the wood but they will soak into each other Ė thatís when the buildup begins. You can add color to the Tung oil be they in a powder form or a UTC type color. Just make sure the powder is an Analine type made for oil's. The UTC's can be mixed right into the Tung oil.