BOILED LINSEED OIL
Boiled Linseed Oil is used to give a mellow, patinated finish to new or stripped bare interior wood. It is a superior quality oil, similar to Raw Linseed, but has had hot air passed through it to improve drying times. Suitable for use on all types of wood, except exterior oak, it can also be used as a traditional sealer for terracotta tiles, stone floors and other porous surfaces before waxing.
- Superior quality oil, similar to Raw Linseed, but has had hot air passed through to improve drying times
- Ideal for use with all types of wood (except exterior oak)
- Provides a traditional hard wearing finish
- Traditional sealer for terracotta and stone floors
HOW TO USE
For ease of application dilute the first few coats with turpentine (up to 30%). Rub well into the wood using a lint-free cotton cloth. After about 20 minutes, wipe off the excess with a clean lint-free cloth. Failure to do so will prevent penetration of future coats and leave a sticky surface. Repeat the previous steps once or twice at 24 hour intervals. Apply a final coat of Boiled Linseed Oil, again wiping off any excess. Allow this final coat to harden for a few days before use. A light rubbing in between coats with Ultra Fine Steel Wool (Grade 0000) will improve results. If the surface becomes damaged, work in a new coat.
Oil finishes bring out the natural colours of timber. A wet surface will be an indication of the final colour. Always test the product on a spare surface or inconspicuous area for colour, compatibility and end result.
Cleaning and maintenance
Wipe the surface with a damp cloth and buff dry. Re-oil as and when required depending upon usage.
Store Boiled Linseed Oil at a temperature above 5°C. Always replace the lid otherwise the oil can deteriorate. Oily cloths can self-combust. Do not leave impregnated cloths in bundles. Before discarding the cloths lay them flat outside to dry to avoid a fire hazard. If the excess is not removed and the surface becomes sticky, wipe with white spirit to remove the sticky film and allow to dry before continuing.