Earles Linseed Oil Matt is a waterbased linseed oil emulsion paint, with no need for an undercoat and a beautiful matt finish, our most versatile paint is both easy to apply and pleasing to the eye. Compatible with most surfaces, it can be used indoors to create a unified look on skirting, doors and walls or outdoors for hard wearing, breathable protection wherever you choose to use it. Find out more about where to use and how to apply Earles Linseed Oil Matt.
Linseed Oil Matt is a water-based emulsified linseed oil paint. Easy to apply and supremely versatile, it can be used on all interior and exterior woodwork, masonry and primed steel. It provides a water resistant and flexible coating with depth of colour, longevity and an attractive matt finish.
Linseed Oil Matt can be used on almost any interior or exterior surface including fences, sheds, plinths, doors, window frames, architraves, concrete floors, walls, metal, masonry and more. It can also be thinned with water and used as a wash on timber.
COLOUR RANGE: As per colour card
PAINT FINISH: Matt finish
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE: Store in a dry location in original containers between 5°C and 25°C.
Indefinite shelf life in unopened containers.
DRYING TIME: Water resistant in 1 hour at 20°C, 3-7 days for full drying, weather dependent.
OVERCOATING TIME: 4 hours
THEORETICAL SPREAD RATE: Conservative spread rate of 8m2-10m2 per litre per coat.
COATS: Minimum of 2 coats is required. See application guidelines.
PACK SIZE: 2.5 and 5 Litre tins
APPLICATION METHOD: Brush, roller or airless sprayer – please refer to manufacturers datasheets
CLEANING: Clean all equipment with fresh water immediately after use.
Before full application apply a test patch to ensure product compatibility and colour satisfaction. If guidance is required please do not hesitate to contact us for advice.
All surfaces to be coated must be clean, dry and free from any contaminants including dirt, algae, grease, wax and loose or flaking paint.
Preparation for wooden surfaces
Sand down previously painted or varnished surfaces prior to paint application.
Depending on the porosity of the wood a priming/mist coat may need to be applied. Apply a priming/mist coat by diluting with approximately 10% of clean water by weight.
It is important to note that wooden surfaces that are not properly prepared can cause difficulties during application and may lead to an uneven colour finish.
Preparation for internal & external rendered walls/floors
If repairs are required use fillers of same porosity and density as main substrate. This will help to achieve a uniform finish and reduce any chance of visible differences in colour or tone. Follow manufacturers instructions regarding application guides and drying times.
If the wall or floor to be painted is uneven or highly porous then a priming/mist coat may need to be applied. Apply a priming/mist coat by diluting with approximately 10% of clean water by weight.
It is important to note that highly porous surfaces that are not properly prepared can cause difficulties during application and may lead to an uneven colour finish.
Preparation for lining papered surfaces
For unpainted surfaces, a priming/mist coat may need to be applied. Apply a priming/mist coat by diluting with approximately 10% of clean water by weight.
It is important to note that porous papers that are not properly prepared can cause difficulties during application and may lead to an uneven colour finish.
Failing to properly prepare surfaces can cause difficulties during application and may lead to an uneven colour finish.
If using more than one tin, check that the batch numbers of each tin match, if batch numbers vary ensure you intermix tins before use.
Ensure to stir all tins thoroughly before use.
Before full application paint out a small test patch and allow to dry to ensure colour satisfaction.
Apply only when temperatures are above 5°C, failure to observe minimum temperature will result in poor film formation and poor adhesion.
Surfaces should not be painted when the relative humidity is above 65%. A good test is to moisten the surface and if it dries within 10-15 minutes painting can begin.
Paint interiors in this order: ceiling, walls, windows, doors, and finally, the trim. Apply 2 coats.
Although the paint should be touch dry within 1 hour. The recommended over coating time is 4 hours, this will give enough time for the coating to fully dry out and reduce any dragging/rippling of previous coat and ensure the best finish.
Brush – Using a good quality brush apply the paint vertically and evenly spread the paint by brushing horizontally. To avoid hard edges from paint lines, gently smooth out, or “feather,” edges with the brush and always maintain a wet edge.
Roller – Using a medium pile roller apply paint in vertical and diagonal lines and repeat strokes to evenly spread the paint over the area. Repeat process working in small sections. Remember that the roller should not drip after being loaded and being moved. The roller should not require you to apply force against a surface when painting and again remember to always maintain a wet edge.
Airless Sprayer – Please refer to manufacturer’s advice sheets. Paint can be thinned up to a MAXIMUM of 10% by weight with clean water.
There may be a time when walls and surfaces have been marked or damaged and a repaint or a touch up may be required.
We strongly recommend applying a full single coat to the damaged wall or walls to achieve best results and to help avoid any visible variation in colour, tone and finish.
Although every batch of material is weighed to within 0.1g and tight specification and quality control guidelines are always observed, slight variations in colour may occur between batches and we recommend where possible paint from the same batch is used for the repair/touch up coat.