Liberon Boiled Linseed Oil is used to give a mellow finish, it restores and enhances the natural wood. It is ideal on new or stripped bare interior woods and is a traditional sealer for terracotta tiles, stone floors and other porous surfaces before waxing. It is excellent for finishing and maintaining wooden furniture as well as wood floors. Liberon Boiled Linseed Oil is a superior quality oil, similar to Raw Linseed but has hot air passed through it to improve the drying times and this helps reduce the possibility of a sticky finish. It is also used as an additive for oil based paints by artists.
It is suitable for use on all types of wood, except exterior oak (for this we recommend Pure Tung Oil)
How to use Liberon Boiled Linseed Oil
For the fists few coats you can dilute Liberon Boiled Linseed Oil with 30 % turpentine mix to apply more thin coats. Rub the Linseed Oil into the wood always in the direction of the grain using a lint-free cotton cloth. After approximately 30 minutes, wipe off the excess with a clean lint-free cloth. Failure to do so will prevent penetration of future coats and leave a sticky surface. For best results lightly rub between coats with Ultra Fine Steel Wool (Grade 0000). You can add additional coats but leave at least 24 hours between coats. Apply a final coat of Boiled Linseed Oil undiluted. Allow this final coat to harden over several days before use.
To get an indication of how the wood will look once oiled, test a similar piece of wood or discrete area by applying a wet cloth to the bare wood.
To maintain, wipe the surface with a damp cloth and buff dry. Re-oil as and when required, depending upon usage.
Store Liberon Boiled Linseed Oil in temperatures above 5°C. Always replace the lid when not in use. Oily cloths can self-combust so do not leave impregnated cloths in bundles. Before discarding the cloths lay them flat outside to dry to avoid a fire hazard. If the excess is not removed and the surface becomes sticky, wipe with white spirit to remove the sticky film and allow drying fully before continuing.