Bleached linseed oil
Bleached linseed oil is extracted from pressed flax seeds. The oil is then refined to remove impurities and then bleached. The bleached linseed oil has several different uses. It is used extensively by artists to tear down their own oil paints. The bleaching reduces the golden color of linseed oil, which is why it is particularly useful for tearing light colors. It is also widely used as the base in a linseed oil paint. Furthermore, it can be used to prime woodwork.
The oil is applied very thinly with a brush or cloth 1-2 times depending on the absorbency and nature of the wood. Regardless of the technique, it is very crucial that the oil is worked completely into the wood before drying, as otherwise the surface may stick. Excess oil is removed with a lint-free cloth. Be aware that linseed oil cloths can self-ignite !!!!!
The wood must be raw, clean, dry and absorbent. Can evt. basic cleaning with wood cleaner before treatment.
10-20 m2 / liter depending on the absorbency of the wood.
1-3 days depending on the absorbency of the wood.
Tools used during work are cleaned in liquid brown soap and washed in warm water.
Bleached linseed oil can last a long time, as long as it is stored airtight and frost-free.
The product can be added siccative, fungicide & pigments.
Cloths used during work can be self-igniting !!! They must therefore either be packed airtight, spread out so that the heat can escape during drying or be destroyed. Linseed oil dries by oxygen uptake. In that process, heat is developed. If the heat cannot escape, such as from a crumpled cloth, it can ignite spontaneously.