Linus matte paint contains linseed oil, water, cellulose glue, shellac and natural pigments. The paint can be used on all indoor surfaces: wood, painted surfaces, plaster, wallpaper, distemper, plasterboard, woven materials, cardboard walls and ceilings. It produces a completely matte finish that is easy to touch up. Linus can withstand heat and is well-suited for fireplaces and behind stoves.
- You can easily vary the shade of white by adding our ready-made pigment blends to the paint.
- The surface is washable.
- The paint can be applied with a paint sprayer. Use high pressure and a small nozzle.
- Store in a place where the paint will not freeze.
- One litre of paint covers 10–12 sq. m. depending on the surface and desired texture.
- Linus Wall Paint is quite thick in the tin and can be used in a wide variety of ways. It is therefore important to decide in advance what you want the painted surface to look like and to test a small area.
- On highly absorbent surfaces the paint may “chalk” after the first coat. THIS WILL DISAPPEAR ONCE YOU HAVE FINISHED PAINTING.
- Stir in the water on the surface.
- A yarn roller works well on all surfaces and holds plenty of paint. More compact rollers do not release enough paint and leave streaks at the edges. Test the roller first.
- Do a test to obtain the desired texture. Dilute with water if you want a smoother ,surface.
- If streaks appear or the finish is more textured than you would like, allow the paint to dry thoroughly and sand down the surface with sandpaper. Paint again with thinner paint.
- Paint the edges of the wall first. Then use a roller or brush to paint the whole wall. Paint in sections of about 1 metre at a time. The paint will dry fairly quickly so it is a good idea to keep the room cool while you paint. The roller/brush should be filled with plenty of paint.
- As the paint dries there may be a strong smell of linseed oil. A lot of oil and water needs to oxidize and evaporate. This may irritate the eyes. Make sure the space is well ventilated! The odour will disappear.
- Allow the first coat to dry properly before applying the next one, after about 24 hours. Ventilate.
- Sometimes the first coat will take longer to dry if the linseed oil in the paint reacts with the surface. Wash and dry the roller between coats or leave it in the paint until the next day. Water that squeezes out of the roller while painting leaves light marks. This also applies if the paint is not stirred enough during thinning. Finish painting!
- Pour new surface water on top of the paint in the tin and tightly secure the lid.
- Store in a place where it will not freeze. The paint can be stored for many years. Paint that has been standing for a long time may, however, need to be strained to make it as good as new again.
- It will take a few days for the paint to be fully hardened, so be careful with wear and tear and cleaning in the beginning.
- Wash rollers and brushes first in a bucket of soapy water. Avoid pouring this water straight down the drain. Finish washing rollers and brushes thoroughly with soap in the sink. Let the bucket you washed them in stand for a while so the paint residue sinks to the bottom. Pour out the water and throw the paint residue away with your general rubbish.
Linus and Primer
If the surface is highly absorbent, such as raw plaster, woven material etc., you can pre-treat it with Primer. Primer reduces the risk of water, soot or nicotine penetration.
Linus as filler
- Pour off the surface water. Mix in about 50% ground pumice.
- Always use filler on a painted surface.
- Smooth over wallpaper seams, uneven surfaces or the whole wall.
- Linus filler can be rolled onto the surface.
- It is a good idea to smooth out the surface when it is half dry with a damp sponge.
- Finish painting 1–2 coats.
Linus for stencilling
Linus Wall Paint that has not been thinned or that has chalk added is excellent for stencilling.
Linus and Linseed Oil Wax for furniture
Provides a durable, washable and silky matte finish.
- Paint with Linus Wall Paint to achieve the desired coverage.
- Use a brush or roller.
- Let the paint dry thoroughly.
- Sand the surface with fine 180–220 sandpaper.
- Apply coloured or natural Linseed Oil Wax.
- Wipe down within an hour.
- Allow to dry.
- Surfaces painted with white Linus paint should be waxed using white Linseed Oil
- The colourless wax may turn slightly yellow.
Creating different shades with Linus
All colours of Linus Wall Paint can be mixed with each other. Linus paint can not be mixed with Linseed Oil Paint to create different shades.
Linus Wall Paint and yellowing
Yellowing of the paint will occur if it is not exposed to light. It is a good idea to add a little grey to Linus paint that will be used in darker spaces. Behind paintings, furniture etc. there will be a yellow patch. This will disappear by itself when the area is exposed to light again. Yellow patches can of course be painted over.
Linus Wall Paint may have a chemical reaction with certain plastic surfaces. If this happens, there will be a stronger smell when the first coat is applied. Ventilate! After this the paint will behave as normal.