Water and Waterlox® ORIGINAL Tung oil products.

The origin of our name, Waterlox®, stands for “locks out water.” Therefore, we think our Waterlox® tung oil finishes are the perfect solution for any and all wood finishing project(s). When you add to that your plans to finish a known water-related area like a bathroom, kitchen, counter top or table top, we think Waterlox® should be the only finishing choice since no other clear finishes or surface finishes available on the market today have our superior water resistance properties. Waterlox® tung oil finishes are waterproof, stand up to household spills and are non-toxic1 and food-safe when dry. Waterlox® Original Tung oil finishes have good heat resistance, can be used around stoves and are unaffected by boiling water and liquids.2

Both our interior and exterior Tung Oil finishing systems provide a waterproof surface when applied properly following all the guidelines for spread rate, number of coats, dry time and surface preparation.  Our project guides can be found at the top of the FAQ page of our website.


Avoid puddling of water for long periods of time; wipe up spills immediately.

1 Tung oil is non-toxic and food-safe, although, Tung oil is steamed and pressed from the nut of the Tung tree which would be considered a tree nut oil. If you or someone who will be living with the finish has a tree nut allergy, consider whether or not this is a factor in finishing your wood project.

2 Waterlox® has good heat resistance; however, avoid placing hot pots or pans directly on the finish. Always use a potholder, trivet or some other type of insulating material under hot utensils and pots and pans.