Sandpaper between Applications?

When applying multiple coats of tung oil, does the wood need to be sanded between each coat?

Not really. This is a hive after all, rather than a piece of interior furniture, and the grain of the wood is open and fairly coarse.

Jerry (@Gerald_Nickel) wire wool rubbed his hives between coats, I think. Was it 000 Wire Wool, Jerry? I think he did 3 coats too, and his look beautiful. However, I didn’t rub or sand mine and it still looks fine.

@paws n @Dawn_SD, yes ! I used three coats of Tung Oil letting dry between costs. Then used 000 steel wool n wiped clean n re coated. It lasted well thru our winter 2016-17 here near Seattle Paws. I’ve got two more full cedar wood 8 frames hive setup to build n assemble now. Going to cost with 3 Coats of Tung Oil using steel wool again.


PS didn’t get the triple on the landing SBBboard n it looks like it too.


Thanks so much for your input. I think we only put two coats on our brood boxes and they look like your landing board. Maybe the sanding and the third coat would have done the trick.

Thanks for sharing this.