Japanese tung oil


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tung oil

A drying oil which oxidizes very rapidly, at almost twice the rate of linseed oil; forms a hard dry film when used in paints and varnishes; although “China wood oil” and “wood oil” sometimes are used as synonyms, tung oil never is extracted from wood.
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