Linseed Oil Emulsion
Linseed Oil Emulsion
Linseed Oil Emulsion is a oil based paint made primarily of linseed oil and can be mixed to produce a variety of different colours.
Linseed Oil can be obtained by squeezing the seeds of flax, and is extremely environmentally friendly. Unlike other conventional paints that contain solvents and other harmful substances, Linseed Oil Paint is made using natural ingredients that do not contribute to global warming. This product is commonly used by those who wish to promote a ‘greener planet’ because it is made without the use of fossil fuels.
The Traditional Paint Company specialise in bringing you only the best in interior and exterior paints and provide you with products that we would only use ourselves. Linseed Oil Paint is an eco friendly, wood oil, that dries to form a durable, silk, gloss finish, ideal for use on a variety of wooden surfaces. This product can be applied to a wide range of hardwood and softwood surfaces, including exotic surfaces, and can be used on horizontal or vertical surfaces.
Being solvent-free and based on natural oils means you can used Linseed Oil Paint internally as well as externally. There are no harmful ingredients used to produce this paint so you don’t need to worry about ventilation during the application process, as there is little odour. Because no solvent’s have been used to manufacture this paint, the drying time is somewhat longer than conventional wooden paints, and it dries primarily from oxidation. The drying conditions should be warm so the process is faster, as the coating doesn’t cure well in colder conditions.
Unlike conventional paints that will degrade or crack after approximately 5 years, Linseed Oil Paint has a long-lasting life of over 15 years when used internally and anywhere up to 15 years when used externally. You should be careful when applying Linseed Oil Paint as it is different from conventional paints that get thinner during the drying process. Linseed Oil actually gets thicker so you should ensure you apply the coating quite thinly in order to avoid pools of paint, which are more common on horizontal surfaces.