Japan driers and Waterlox.

Most wood enthusiasts ask this question because they are trying to speed up and/or accelerate the dry time from our recommended 24 hours. There is no known way to accelerate the dry time of Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes by using accelerants such as Japan driers, since the products dry through oxidation. Therefore, the only way to accelerate the dry time is by following the recommended cross-ventilation procedures.

Further, we do NOT recommend using accelerants such as Japan driers in Waterlox Original Tung oil finishes because they can wrinkle the film while it is drying and curing. Waterlox Original Tung Oil formulations have the appropriate amount of driers and therefore, no more are needed.

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