Easy to apply
Will not cloud, yellow or crack
Tru-Oil is sold as a gun stock finish, but it has found its way into the guitar kit building world thanks to its ease of application, fast drying time and the fact it doesn’t change the underlying colour of the wood or stain. It builds up layers and if you desire, you can achieve a high gloss finish. Unlike some other products, it’s not sticky to work with and is very forgiving. For beginners and veterans alike, Tru-Oil is a popular choice that you’ll find yourself coming back to every time.
Available in 3oz (90ml) and 8oz (240ml) sizes.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTES
- This item is considered a dangerous good and it cannot be shipped by air. All orders are sent by road transport which can take longer than usual.
- If your order contains this item plus other items, the entire order will be sent by road. Don’t worry if you’re buying a guitar kit as these go by road anyway.
- It cannot be shipped outside of Australia
Q: How can I increase the shelf life of Tru-Oil?
A: To increase the shelf life of Tru-Oil poke, a small hole in the foil instead of pulling it all the way off and store the bottle upside down after opening.
Q: Can Tru-Oil be thinned out?
A: Tru-Oil can be thinned out using mineral spirits. Please note: Adding mineral spirits will increase drying time.
Q: Will Tru-Oil change the color of the wood?
A: No, Tru-Oil will not change the color, however it does have a golden hue amber tint that will enhance the wood.
Q: Are Tru-Oil and lacquer compatible?
Q: Before using Tru-Oil should I use a water-based stain or an oil-based stain?
A: We recommend using a water-based stain. If using an oil-based stain, allow extra dry time.
Q: How do I apply Tru-Oil?
A: Apply Tru-Oil using your finger or a lint free cloth.
Q: How long until Tru-Oil is dry to the touch?
A: Tru-Oil will be dry to the touch in approximately 2-4 hours, depending on climate.
Q: How long is recommended between coats of Tru-Oil?
A: We recommending allowing 12 + hours between coats.
Q: What temperature works best for applying Tru-Oil?
A: Room temperature is ideal for applying Tru-Oil. It will dry faster in low humidity as well.
Q: Can I add linseed to increase dry time?
A: Not recommended.