Boiled Linseed oil can be used as a thinner for oil based paints and as a coating to beautify fine wood and antiques. Boiled linseed oil helps bring out tones and grain patterns of natural wood. Boiled linseed oil will penetrate, seal and protect unfinished wood surfaces. When added to oil based paints as a thinner, boiled linseed oil will improve flow, leveling and durability.
Clear liquid and brown/yellow of color.
Brush or cloth. 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.
¼ US Gallon (0.945 Liters).
1 US Gallon (3.785 Liters).
Clean brushes with thinner #902 after use.
Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes and repeated contact with skin. Wear eye protection and gloves during application.
If you experience difficulty in breathing, leave area immediately. In case of eye contact, flush with plenty of water. In case of ingestion, do not induce vomiting. Get medical help immediately.
Oil finishes bring out the natural colors of timber. A wet surface will be an indication of the final color. Always test product on a spare surface or inconspicuous area for color, compatibility and end result. Surface must be clean, dry and free of dirt, mildew, oil or grease. Remove all contaminants and residue by washing with a multi-purpose cleaner. If mildew is evident it must be removed by scrubbing, or it will continue to grow through fresh coating. If mildew is widespread, the use of power wash spray equipment is suggested. Previously painted or varnished wood can be restored by sanding or by using paint remover. All traces of paint remover should be washed off with water. For best results remove previous coating completely. Wood glaze has to be eliminated to allow proper penetration of oil. Weathered wood must be sanded until a sound surface is obtained. WARNING! Scraping or sanding of old paint may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD AVOID EXPOSURE.