Finishing Wormy Chestnut
I would really like some opinions from all of you, please.
I will probably be buying some wormy chestnut reclaimed from a 100 year old church floor. The finish on it isn't the best, so that will all have to be sanded off and start new. I don't have a spray room, so I need advice on how to finish this type wood with DIY tools.
I put a couple layers of 100% Pure Tung Oil from Real Milk Paint on a sample board. It is GORGEOUS! But, will this be enough to protect kitchen cabinets?(water will bead up on it) Should I dilute the first layer or two, then put a third undiluted layer on, and then would this be enough? The guy at the place I am getting this from showed me a board with General Arm-R-Seal on it, and it just wasn't rich looking like the tung oil. Would a wax layer on top of the tung oil be protective enough? And what kind of wax?
Obviously I am new to finishing, but am willing to try anything. I just hate the thought of wrapping this beautiful wood in plastic by using polyacrylic, but would that be the best?
Thanks for any advice!