General Instructions: Contractor Grade
Swedish Linseed Oil Paint
Painting with linseed oil paint on porous wood:
Linseed oil has a great capillary ability to penetrate deep into
the wood grain. This makes it an excellent application to saturate
the entire thickness of the wood grain to prevent any moisture from
absorbing and becoming stagnant that would feed any mildew spores.
When you are painting with linseed oil paint, you will experience
that the linseed oil paint will penetrate into the wood grain until
the wood grain is saturated. It is therefore very important to apply
multiple thin coats before the final top coat is applied. The last
coat is the wear coat that will create the most durable finish.
On new wood ( cleaned and dry): Start by adding 20% boiled linseed
oil to the linseed oil paint to building up linseed oil inside the
wood grain. This first coat will be your primer coat.
If the wood grain is very absorbing, repeat the primer coat to
satisfy the wood. Make sure the primer coat is completely dry before
applying the top coat.
Finish by applying 2 coats of undiluted linseed oil paint. Make
sure the linseed oil paint is completely dry between coats. The
linseed oil paint should not stick to you hand when you touch it.
Linseed oil paint will dry by absorbing oxygen in the air. Temperatures
around 65 degrees F is when the drying process is best. Access to
oxygen is also important. Make sure you spread the paint well with
a stiff natural paint brush to avoid an ”orange peel”
effect. This is important for all top coats. The primer coats can
be applied more generously as you are saturating the wood grain
as deep as possible
Best weather condition for painting with linseed oil paint will
be around (64-68 Degrees F).
Dry time: Expect dry time approximately 1 ½ to 2 days between
Rain, high humidity and wide temperature swings will increase dry
Avoid applying the linseed oil paint in direct peak sunlight.
Always keep in mind to soak any rags containing linseed oil in
water, this include vacuum bags. Suck water into the vacuum to eliminate
risk of fire.
Clean brushes and tools in linseed oil soap or any natural soap
depending on the situation.
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