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Uula Linseed Oil Paint

The environmentally friendly UULA Linseed Oil Paint is a non-toxic and safe natural product smelling of linseed oil and it contains no solvents.

Tested by several generations and atmospheric conditions
Linseed oil paint has been used in Finland since the 18th century. Initially only valuable buildings like churches and mansions were painted with linseed oil paint and later on wooden city houses. In addition to exteriors, linseed oil paint has been used both in interiors and furniture, doors, windows and even covering floor boards. The shades of colour are pleasingly soft.

Best alternative even today
In addition to renovation projects, the natural appearance of UULA Linseed Oil Paint is also suitable for new buildings. When selecting a paint one should also consider durability, hiding power and the possibility to repaint. A cheap paint may prove to be more costly after a few years if it has to be removed before repainting or if the wooden parts are rotted and damaged by the use of impermeable paint and need to be repaired.

Best raw materials
The genuine UULA Linseed Oil Paint is made in the traditional way from pressed and boiled linseed oil and colour pigments. People often think that oil paint smells strongly of solvents. A genuine linseed oil paint, however, contains no solvents but smells of linseed oil. A traditional linseed oil paint contains no plastic or alkyd binding medium.

Uula Linseed Oil Paint works properly with a wooden structure
A surface painted with UULA Linseed Oil Paint breathes; therefore the wood does not decay or rot under the paint. Even repainting is easy as Uula Linseed Oil Paint can always be applied on top of a genuine oil paint without difficult and expensive paint removal. Zinc white primer is used as the primer for linseed oil paint. It should be repainted within one month. Thinned linseed oil paint is used for undercoating and unthinned linseed oil for finishing. An oil paint is always applied as a thin coat with tight strokes. Too thick a coat wrinkles because oil paint expands when drying. Due to high-quality raw materials, the weather resistance of Uula Linseed Oil Paint is good.

Intended use: Exterior wood surfaces that are untreated or have previously been painted
with paints containing oil, alkyd or plastic as binder, e.g. exterior walls, doors, window frames, furniture.
Technical qualities: 
Semi-glossy surface that is characteristic of linseed oil paint, which over the years becomes
Density approx. 1.6 kg/L. Contains low amount of solvent.
VOC emissions under 80g/l. EU VOC -limit value: (cat A/d) 300g/L (2010).
See Uula Colour Chart. Linseed Oil Paint is tinted with colour pastes made from genuine colour pigments. Other colours are available on special orders.
Application & conditions:
Apply by paint brush or levelling paint brush.
The surface must be dry and the moisture content of the wood below 15 %.
The relative air humidity must be below 80 % and the temperature at least +10°C.
Drying time:
At 20°C and <80 % relative humidity: tack free in 2–3 days, depending on the circumstances. A new coat can be applied after four days at earliest. Heat and light is required for the paint to dry (min +10°C).
Planed timber 10–15 m2/L, rough sawn timber 8–12 m2/L.
On exterior surfaces thin with Uula Oil Paint Thinner. In interiors use Uula Universal Thinner.
Container sizes:
0.9 L, 2.7 L, 9 L
Cleaning of equipment:
Clean the equipment with Uula Universal Thinner or petroleum spirit and rinse with soap
and water.
Storage & disposal:
Keep in a cool and dry place. Keep out of the reach of children. Does not freeze.
Always stir well before use as the pigment settles during storage.
Dry and empty containers can be taken to a refuse dump.
Liquid waste must be taken to a municipal hazardous waste collection point.
Fire classification: Non-flammable.
Caution: Linseed oil on cleaning rags etc. may catch fire by itself. Oily rags and cloths etc
should be burned or rinsed in water before putting into refuse bins.

Painting Instructions

Preparation: Wash surfaces with Uula Mould Cleaning Agent. Remove peeling and flaking old paint with a wire brush and scraper. Remove old paint as thoroughly as possible.
Old, thick paint layers can be removed efficiently by using Uula Paint Remover. Sand grey wood surfaces.
Previously painted wood surfaces: Patch-prime with Uula Primer.
Unpainted wood surfaces: Prime new exterior surfaces with Uula Primer. New, industrially primed wood surface does not need to be primed with Uula Exterior
Metal surfaces: Prime with anti-rust primer before painting. Remove possible resin runoffs before painting.
If the surface is very smooth planed timber, sand the surface to ensure adhesion.
Paint the primed exterior surfaces with Uula Linseed Oil Paint thinned 10–15 % with Uula
Oil Paint Thinner. Let dry for at least 3 days.
Paint tightly with thin layers. Thin the paint 10% at maximum if necessary.
Painting exterior metal surfaces
Prime with anti-rust paint, otherwise follow the instructions above.

Points to note

  • Reserve enough paint for a large surface in order to avoid potential colour
    variations in different batches.
  • The paint must always be stirred well before and during use.
  • Check the colour before painting. Do a test painting to a separate piece of wood e.g.
  • The paint must be applied thinly and tightly. If the paint coat is too thick it may wrinkle when drying. Also heating the paint makes the paint easier to be applied thinly.
  • The paint brush or levelling paint brush must be stiff enough.
  • Paint also the cross-sectional surfaces of the timber carefully.
  • It is distinctive of oil paints to turn yellowish in the dark.
  • Do not paint in the rain, in direct sunlight or a sun heated surface.
  • If the paint is sprayed to the surface, spread the paint with a brush after spraying.
  • If there is mould and dirt in the surface, the surface should be washed.
  • In case of uncertainty, submit to the manufacturer or to a competent distributor before starting the painting process.




0,9 L, 2,7 L, 9 L


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