Boiled Linseed Oil Available From Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire
Natural oil finishes are a traditional way of treating floors, decks and wood furniture. Linseed oil is pressed from dried flaxseed and then heated and treated with chemicals. The benefits of linseed oils are numerous.
Linseed oil is slow drying, so it retains some flexibility for a while. Also, if it is not dried properly, it can be sticky. Linseed oil requires at least a couple of days to dry sufficiently before adding a second coat (which is recommended). Linseed oil darkens the colour of the wood considerably more than a teak oil will, but drips or "globs" of oil will leave a stain.
Linseed oil penetrates most woods well. Linseed oil keeps its finish longer than a teak oil but removing it from wood furniture or floors in order to refinish is difficult.
Linseed oil is recommended for use on indoor flooring and wood furniture. It does have preservative properties, but it doesn't protect from sun damage. The long drying time makes it difficult to use on outdoor projects such as wood decks or outdoor furniture. Linseed is used in linoleum, because of its durability and flexibility, and makes an ideal interior floor finish.
Boiled linseed is not actually boiled. It is mixed with solvents like chromium, arsenic and cadmium, and is also toxic. Boiled linseed is also combustible, so rags should be stored in water in a metal container or they should be washed.Linseed oil should be used in a well-ventilated area.
Greengates Builders Merchants sells boiled Linseed Oil, for preserving the wood around your home.
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