Paints based on Linseed Oil have been used for centuries. Linseed Oil is pressed from the flax seeds, its the same plant which gives us the fibres used to weave linen. So its not only an environmental and ecological choice. But with no Added VOC’s or other petrochemical based polymers. Earles Linseed Oil Gloss is safe to use in our homes.
Find out more about the benefits of using Earles Linseed Oil Gloss paint. Whether you have a period property or something more contemporary our Linseed Oil Gloss will add a touch of elegance wherever it is used. It’s a breathable decorative coating suitable for interior and exterior use mainly on wood and primed metal but can be applied to most surfaces.
Our Linseed Oil Gloss nourishes bare wood and offers water resistant and flexible protection to both interior and exterior surfaces. It has exceptional opacity and a natural gloss finish, adding character to old and new properties alike. Containing a natural biocide to guard against mould, Linseed Oil Gloss will look good for years and can be refreshed periodically with a coat of pure boiled linseed.
Linseed Oil Gloss can be used on any wooden surface such as doors, door frames and architraves, windows, skirting boards, staircases and balustrades. It can also be used on primed metalwork for gates and railings, gutters and downpipes, door furniture, radiators and more.
COLOUR RANGE: As per colour card
PAINT FINISH: Natural gloss
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: Very slow drying, up to two weeks for full drying, weather dependant.
OVERCOATING TIME: 24 hours minimum
THEORETICAL SPREAD RATE: Conservative spread rate of 8m2-10m2 per litre per coat on a porous bare substrate, potential spread rate up to 15m2-20m2 per litre per coat.
COATS: A minimum of 2 coats are required. See application guidelines.
PACK SIZE: 1 Litre and 2.5 Litre tins
THINNER: Pure boiled linseed oil or genuine turpentine
APPLICATION METHOD: Brush
CLEANING: Clean brushes and other painting equipment using a solvent such as genuine turpentine. Brushes can be stored in pure boiled linseed oil.
Before application, apply a test patch to ensure product compatibility and colour satisfaction.
It is important to take into account the paints slow drying times when planning an application.
All surfaces to be coated must be clean, dry and free from any contaminants including dirt, algae, grease, wax and loose or flaking paint.
Sand down previously painted or varnished surfaces prior to paint application.
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 or poor finish.
For application onto old bare timber apply pure boiled linseed oil as a sealer coat and wipe off any excess.
Depending on the porosity of the wood a priming/mist coat may need to be applied.
Apply a priming/mist coat by thinning using one of the following methods.
Method 1 – Stand the tin of paint in a container of very hot water.
Method 2 – Add up to 20% by weight of pure boiled linseed oil.
Method 3 – Add up to 20% by weight of genuine turpentine.
Method 4 – Add up to 20% by weight of pure boiled linseed oil and genuine turpentine.
Note: adding genuine turpentine does reduce the solids content and introduces solvent and flammability.
Once all of the surface preparation is complete apply a very thin coat with a good quality brush, making sure to brush out well.
Apply a further thin coat as above.
A minimum of 24 hours must be observed between coats. Please Earles Linseed Oil Gloss Paint is very slow drying, up to two weeks for full drying, weather dependant.
A minimum of 24 hours must be observed between coats – longer if possible.
Once all coats have been applied allow up to two full weeks for the paint to fully dry, weather dependent.
Where possible application should take place off site/not in situ so the paint has sufficient time to cure before installation of doors, window frames etc.
Use solvent to clean application tools.
Application cloths and soiled rags may self ignite without warning. Dispose of safely by laying flat and allowing to dry or clean with warm soapy water to avoid fire risks.
REPAINT & TOUCH UP APPLICATION
We strongly recommend applying a full single coat to the damaged areas to achieve best results and to help avoid any visible variation in colour tones and finish.
If a touch up approach is chosen then we recommend ensuring the same preparation and application techniques are used making sure the touch ups are feathered in to make the transition from new paint to old paint less noticeable.
OUR PAINTS ARE HAND CRAFTED
Each batch of paint is manufactured to tight specifications and quality control guidelines. Slight variations in colour and sheen may occur between batches. We therefore recommend that where possible paint from the same batch is used for any repair or touch up.
If a new batch is required intermix paint with any remaining paint from the original batch. This will help to avoid any visible variation in colour tones and finish.
TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF THE PAINT
Pure Linseed Oil Gloss can be rejuvinated by simply applying a coat of pure boiled linseed oil to the surface periodically.