Cold-pressed linseed oil is ideally suited for priming wood. Our linseed oil of northern origin of (Sweden) is free of mucilage and of the highest quality on the market.
Cold-pressed linseed oil dries much slower than linseed oil varnish, thus it needs less time to penetrate the subsoil, without forming a film on the surface. It is, therefore, safe to say that after allowing only one day to elapse following treatment, any excess oil should be wiped with a cloth. Highly absorbent areas should be treated with multiple coats of linseed oil. When the wood is dry, the next layer can be applied, even if the oil is not yet cured.
Linseed oil hardens naturally by absorbing oxygen. Through this process, it gains about 15-20% in volume. The crude linseed oil penetrates deeply into the wood pores making it water repellant.
Important: Cloth that has been soaked in this particular oil cloth are self-inflammable.