Mold and mildew and Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes.

None of our products contain a fungicide, biocide or other agent to stop the growth of mold or mildew. These types of additives can be purchased from your local hardware retailer and post added to Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes. We recommend following the instructions on the fungicide/biocide label and adding these products to the last and final coat of Waterlox Original Marine Finish applied on any outdoor application (other than any surfaces that need to be non-toxic and food-safe) where these types of challenges may be an issue.

If a surface finished with our Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes has mold or mildew on the surface, it can be cleaned with a solution of water mixed with 5 or 10% of Bleach (this is the maximum). The surface can be wiped down, and as soon as the Bleach solution remedies the area, they should be rinsed immediately with clear water. This method will soften the finish if used repeatedly or left on the surface for too long. Care and attention should be used when using this method. Eventually a re-coat will be in required to maintain protection.

TIP: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Waterlox will alter the appearance of the wood. Apply all intended coats to a small, inconspicuous area or scrap piece of wood from the project and allow to dry properly prior to the actual application. Final color effect is always influenced by the grain, texture, porosity, species of wood and by the method of application.

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