Pale double boiled linseed oil 62120
By Waxine inc. in Oils
Size: Metal can 473ml
Coverage: 1 litre = ±130 to 220 ft²
Pale double boiled linseed oil is ideal for reviving furniture, woodwork, beams and flooring that have been previously finished with linseed oil. It can easily give untreated pale woods (pine, spruce, birch, ash) an aged, amber coloured finish. Linseed oil can be used as a sealant before applying wax or lacquer and is often present in the preparation of oil-based varnishes. Linseed oil has long been used by local craftsmen to coat handmade furniture, floors and woodwork.
On new or stripped wood, diluting the oil will allow for better penetration. The recommended dilution is 2/3 oil to 1/3 turpentine.
The wood surface must be clean and dry. Wear gloves. Shake the contents and mix well before application. Following the grain, apply a generous quantity of the oil using a brush, cloth or woodworker's polishing cotton mesh. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes then wipe off the excess. For best results plan on applying between 4 and 7 coats. The application of one coat gives a low-sheen finish. Each additional coat will accentuate it.
Wait 24 hours between each coat (or longer if weather is hot and humid). To obtain a perfectly smooth finish, it may be necessary to sand the surface with very fine steel wool or 600 sandpaper in between coats.
Oil should be completely dry within 24 to 48 hours.
CAUTION: To prevent the risk of spontaneous combustion, all cloths, brushes and tools must be dried in a well-ventilated place before being disposed of or stored. Otherwise store them in a container of water.
Work in a well ventilated space and wear gloves and protective glasses. Keep out of reach of children.