Allbäck Linseed Oil Paint is made from Swedish, cold-pressed, cleaned, filtered, sterilized, well-matured, cooked linseed oil. The paint contains no solvents and must not be diluted with solvents. The colours are made from titanium oxide, iron oxides, chromium oxide green and ultramarine blue. Linseed Oil Paint can be painted on all dry and clean surfaces. Allbäck Linseed Oil Paint also covers more than twice the surface area covered by alkyd and plastic paints.
For interior and exterior timber, metal, iron and plastic.
When repainting, the old surface must be clean and dry. Maximum timber moisture content 14 %. To clean painted or unpainted surfaces use Allbäck Linseed Soap Extra or Linseed Soap. Rinse thoroughly. Leave to dry. Avoid washing with products with a high pH. Existing, naturally occurring mildew must be removed from the surface before painting. Otherwise it will grow through from underneath all kinds of paint. Attacks of mould will stop automatically when treated with heated Linseed Oil, for example with a heat gun. Otherwise “sterilize” using chemicals. (See website article on mildew and dirt on linseed paint). Our Linseed Oil Paint is not a pesticide.
Sawn, rough timber needs more paint, takes longer to paint and attracts more dirt than planed timber. The elasticity and friction in the paint means it absorbs more dirt in the initial phase. Gradually, as the surface becomes matte, the grains of pigment slowly fall out and the surface becomes self-cleaning.
White colours yellow more in dark spaces.
Where there is a risk of mould growth outdoors, mix in the pure zinc paint, approximately 15 – 20 %. The colour will not be affected. (Exceptions to this are Verona Brown and English Red).
Things to think about before getting started
- When repainting, the old surface must be clean and dry.
- Max. moisture content 14%.
- Use Allbäck Linseed Soap to clean painted or unpainted surfaces
- Rinse thoroughly.
- Leave to dry.
- Avoid washing with products with a high pH.
- Existing, naturally occurring mildew must be removed from the surface before painting. Otherwise it will grow through from underneath all kinds of paint.
Things to think about when painting
- The paint covers approximately 15 – 25 sq. m. depending on the surface.
- The drying time is 20 – 24 hours at room temperature with good ventilation and low humidity (approx-imately 50% RH).
- Indoors with high humidity, use a dehumidifier.
- When painting on untreated, dried timber outdoors, first impregnate with raw cleaned linseed oil.
- The oil must be well absorbed by the timber.
- Heat with hot air, for example, and paint immediately.
- Remove any skin from the surface. Stir the paint thoroughly before painting,
e.g. with a hand-held blender (see page 31). Where necessary, strain the paint through a nylon stocking to remove flakes of skin. The paint must NOT be diluted with solvents. Where necessary, thin with max. 5% cooked linseed oil.
- When painting interior wood, you can use one or two layers of Primer.
Working with Allbäck Linseed Oil Paint
- Spread the paint well in several directions before the final long brushstroke.
- Use a stiff natural brush. Apart from shine variations, the paint should provide full coverage with one stroke. Paint at least two coats outdoors and at least three coats on very exposed areas.
- The paint can be used in sunshine.
- Use Allbäck Linseed Soap to clean brushes and hands.
- Store brushes hanging in a jar of raw linseed oil. This oil can be used for impregnation.
- The paint can be sprayed on undiluted. High pressure – small nozzle.
- Variations in shine can arise with uneven absorption or application. These will even out over time.
- The matte surface is the end result. One way of reducing variation is to impregnate with linseed oil or
wipe the finished surface with linseed oil.