Sudbury Boiled Linseed Oil

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Product Overview:

Sudbury® Boiled Linseed Oil is a classic wood finish that protects and seals unfinished wood surfaces and produces a beautiful hand-rubbed finish. It also enhances brushing and leveling when added to certain oil based paints.

Linseed oil is a natural product that is produced from the seed of the flax plant. Boiled linseed oil is processed so it dries faster and harder than raw linseed oil. 

Features and Benefits:

  • Classic wood finish that protects and seals unfinished wood surfaces
  • Produces a beautiful hand-rubbed finish
  • Enhances brushing and leveling when added to certain oil based paints
  • Available in 1 quart and 1 gallon containers

Suggested Usage Tips:

Oil Finish: A Boiled Linseed Oil finish is excellent for most woods because it creates a coating that is impervious to water, heat, scratches and most stains. Maintenance is easy, once a year simply wipe down with a coat of Boiled Linseed Oil and rub off excess; otherwise dust with a damp cloth.

  1. Mix 2:1 volume ratio of Boiled Linseed Oil to Pure Turpentine
  2. Make sure wood is completely free of old finish, wax or dust by wiping with a tack cloth to pick up all traces of dust
  3. Apply the mixture to a small area with a rag and rub vigorously, DO NOT USE A SPONGE
  4. Wipe off all excess oil with a soft, lint-free cloth 
  5. After all areas have been coated and rubbed with oil, rub each surface vigorously with a coarse cloth (e.g. burlap) for ten minutes; this rubbing creates heat by friction and produces the warm luster known as a “hand-rubbed finish”
  6. Apply 5 to 20 coats of the Boiled Linseed Oil and Pure Turpentine mixture as described above. Excess oil must be wiped off each time and the surface rubbed vigorously. Allow 2 days between first 2 coats and a week or longer between each additional coat. DO NOT RUSH as mixture does not dry or evaporate quickly. If the second coat is applied too soon, the finish will remain tacky or sticky permanently.
  7. For maintenance of this oiled finish, rub with Boiled Linseed Oil once a year

Furniture Finishing: Staining with Boiled Linseed Oil will give a warm golden tone to pine and maple. Porous woods and walnut will darken considerably if treated with Boiled Linseed Oil.

  1. Mix equal parts of Boiled Linseed Oil and Pure Turpentine
  2. Saturate clean cloth with mixture and apply to entire area and rub in well
  3. Wait half hour then wipe off any excess oil that has not penetrated to prevent surface from becoming tacky
  4. Allow the wood to dry for a minimum of 24 hours or until the turpentine odor is no longer detectable
  5. When dry, rub surface with a 0000 grade steel wool

Protecting Log Cabins and Wood Paneling: Mix 1:3 volume ratio of Paint Thinner to Boiled Linseed Oil. Apply with stiff push broom brush and make sure to brush out excess oil.