Linseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil, is a colourless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant. The oil is obtained by pressing followed by solvent extraction. Linseed oil is a drying oil, meaning it can polymerise into a solid form. Owing to its polymer forming properties, linseed oil can be used on its own or blended with combinations of other oils, resins, or solvents as an impregnator, drying oil finish or varnish in wood finishing, as a pigment binder in oil paints, as a plasticiser and hardener in putty, and in manufacture of linoleum.
“Boiled Linseed Oil” refers to a combination of raw linseed oil with additives (catalysts to accelerate drying). Please refer to The Traditional Paint Company Linseed Oil Paint or The Traditional Paint Company Waterborne Emulsified Linseed Oil Paint for application instructions.
Drying time can take 2 weeks at 20°C or longer depending on weather, substrate and humidity levels. Contact our technical team for further advice.
Available in 2.5 and 5 Litres
The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.
Customer further agrees that Promain have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets and are not liable for failure due to misapplication or inadequate substrate cleaning and preparation. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions.
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