Boiled Linseed Oil is a traditional, natural penetrating oil finish for use on interior timber joinery and furniture. Although not actually ‘boiled’ the oil has been treated to increase the drying time, allowing consecutive coats to be reapplied in a shorter time frame. This process produces a denser and typically thicker, darker end product than Raw Linseed Oil. Boiled Linseed Oil can also be added to paints, resins and inks because it promotes rapid, even drying.
Boiled Linseed Oil
The term "Boiled Oil" is a misnomer; it is, of course, not boiled in the accepted sense of the term. The term "Boiled" generally only applied to linseed oils.
The treatment involves the incorporation of driers and subsequent oxidation under controlled conditions to a defined relative density, giving an oil with drying time of 8 to 16 hours.
The drying time and colour of the product are governed by the selection and quantity of driers, and the temperature of processing, together with the quality of the parent oil. Boiled oils are used in oil paints, enamels and oil based primers. The boiled linseed oil becomes thicker and darker than Raw Linseed Oil.
Sizes: 1L, 5L (20L available on request)
Oily cloths or rags can self combust. (i.e.. burst into flames). Do not leave impregnated cloths in bundles. Before discarding, lay them flat to dry outside to avoid a potential fire hazard.
Suitable for interior use only.