Boiled Linseed Oil
Similar to linseed oil, our Boiled Linseed Oil is a superior quality oil that has been treated with hot air so it dries quicker forming a tough, hard wearing & slightly glossy finish.
Suitable for use on almost all wooden surfaces, terracotta tiles and all porous stone, the oil penetrates and seals the surface providing protection for interior and exterior surfaces.
Boiled Linseed Oil is Suitable For
Our Boiled Linseed oil is completely safe to use on all types of wood, apart from exterior items made from oak.
Suitable for sealing and protecting wood situated both in the home and externally it can be used for an endless variety of wooden surfaces including;
Kitchen & dining room furniture
Boiled Linseed Oil Coverage and Shelf Life
8.5 fl. oz. / 250ml will cover roughly 50ft2
17.0 fl.oz. / 500ml will cover roughly 100ft2
1 Litre will cover roughly 200ft2
5 Litres will cover roughly 1,000ft2
If kept in a cool, dry place, in the original container and with the lid tightly closed Boiled Linseed Oil has a shelf life of many years.
Ensure the surface is clean and dry before application.
Apply onto a lint free cotton cloth and wipe over the wooden surface following the direction of the grain, leave for 20 minutes and wipe off any surplus oil with the same cloth.
Leave for 24 hours for the oil to dry and apply a second coat wiping off any excess after 20 minutes.
The surface can be gently rubbed with fine steel wool in between coats to improve final results.
Apply a final coat of oil and leave for 48 hours before use. Additional coats can be applied depending on your requirements. For maintenance, re-apply once a year or more frequently for heavily used surfaces.
Instructional VideoWatch the video below to see what boiled linseed oil looks like when applied to wood, and learn how to apply.
Photos of Boiled Linseed Oil on Wood
The below image shows how the Boiled Linseed Oil enhances the natural beauty of various shades of wood. In the examples below we have applied it to Beech, Oak and Walnut so you can see how it looks on light, medium and dark coloured woods.
FAQ - Oiling Wood with Boiled Linseed Oil
Q. What is the difference between Boiled Linseed Oil and raw Linseed Oil?
Boiled Linseed Oil is heat treated with metallic driers. The benefit of this is that once treated it has a much faster drying time. Raw Linseed Oil can take around three days to dry, whereas our Boiled Linseed Oil dries within 24 hours. Overall results of protection do not differ.
Q. Can I use this on food preparation areas?
A. Boiled Linseed oil is safe for food preparation areas. However, as the water repellence of Boiled Linseed Oil is only moderate, we would recommend using our Danish Oil for food preparation areas.
Q. Is Boiled Linseed Oil safe to use on toys, or items used by children?
A. Yes, once dry our Boiled Linseed Oil is completely safe and is fine for toys and products used by children. It is also compliant with the Articles in Contact with Food Regulations.
Q. What effect does Boiled Linseed Oil have on wood?
A. Our Boiled Linseed Oil leaves a nice natural lustre finish to the wood, protecting it against water staining.
Q. Will the Boiled Linseed Oil darken wood?
A. Boiled Linseed Oil is not a stain and carries no colour properties in it. However, it will slightly darken your wood when it is applied; we see this as enhancing the natural beauty of the wood and bringing out the wood’s grain.
Q. If Boiled Linseed Oil is safe to use on outdoor wood, why can it not be used on exterior items made from oak?
A. Oak is extremely porous, so the Boiled Linseed Oil soaks in deep and takes a long time to dry. If the exterior conditions are damp, this can increase the drying time further allowing mould to develop on the oil before it dries.
Q. How should I dispose of used cloths with Boiled Linseed Oil on?
A. Your cloth / applicator used for oiling may spontaneously combust. It should be cleaned in warm soapy water to remove any excess oil and placed in an outside bin.
Q. What are the uses for boiled linseed oil?
A. Boiled Linseed Oil uses are far stretching. It is best known as a wood oil, for protecting and enhancing wooden surfaces, but it can also be used on terracotta tiles, porous stone and metal. Not to be confused with raw linseed oil, which is often used for thinning oil paints.