Apply tung oil with a clean, dry cloth. Or, pour it onto the wood and work it in with your hand.
Leave the wood to dry for 10 minutes. Wipe off the excess oil with a clean dry cloth. Leave the mahogany piece to dry for an hour.
Apply a second coat as you did the first. Wait 10 minutes and wipe off the excess oil.
Wait three hours and apply a third coat of tung oil. Leave it on for 10 minutes before wiping the excess away.
Apply another coat of tung oil the next day. Leave the wood to dry for 10 minutes before wiping off the excess oil with a clean dry cloth. Leave the mahogany piece to dry overnight.
Repeat Step 5 on the third day.
Wait one week and apply yet another coat of tung oil, wiping it off after 10 minutes.
Things You Will Need
- Tung oil
- Clean cloth
- The wood is ready to use when no more oil comes off after an application.
- Do not scrub the surface until the tung oil has been on the wood for at least a week.
- Repeat with another coat or two of tung oil when the board begins to look dull or dry.