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Liberon Boiled Linseed Oil is use used to give a mellow, patinated and hardwearing finish to new or stripped bare wood. A superior quality oil, similar to Raw Linseed, but having had hot air passed through to improve drying times, it is suitable for use on all types of wood, except exterior oak. It is also recommended as a sealer for terracotta tiles and other porous surfaces before waxing.
Before using Boiled Linseed Oil ensure that the surface to be treated is clean and dry. Any previous finish must be thoroughly removed before using Boiled Linseed Oil.
Boiled Linseed Oil is supplied ready to use but for ease of application you can dilute the first few coats with pure turpentine (up to 30%). Rub well into the wood using a lint free cotton cloth. After about 20 minutes, wipe off the excess with a clean lint-free cloth. Failure to do so will prevent penetration of future coats and leave a sticky surface. Repeat the previous steps once or twice at 24 hour intervals. Apply a final coat of Boiled Linseed Oil, again wiping off any excess. Allow this final coat to harden for a few days before use. A light rubbing in between coats with !!<ultra-fine steel wool (0000)>!! will improve results. If the surface becomes damaged, work in a new coat.
After being treated with Boiled Linseed Oil the surface can be cleaned by wiping it down with a damp cloth before buffing it dry. The finish will fade over time depending on wear and tear, re-oil as required.
Important: Oil finishes bring out the natural colours of timber. A wet surface will be an indication of the final colour. Always test product on a spare surface or inconspicuous area for colour, compatibility and end result.