Linseed oil paint will transform the way you paint. It lasts pretty much forever without needing to be reapplied, and doesn’t flake or peel. It’s environmentally friendly, doesn’t have a strong smell, dries in 24 hours, and is extremely cost-effective. It doesn’t even need primers or undercoats. Plus, it comes in a rich palette of beautiful colours.
Is linseed paint expensive?
Linseed paint is cheaper than many more commonly known brands you would consider for exterior paint. The coverage is great, so you’ll cover anything from 15-22m2 per litre, depending on the material you’re painting. You'll generally only need a 1 litre tin of linseed paint for 3 coats on 10 windows, compared to a 2.5 litre tin you'd use of conventional paint. We don’t know of any other paint which offers such cost-effective coverage. And there’s less waste, because the same tin of paint will paint any surface (no need for different versions). It's even better value when you consider that it doesn't need to be reapplied every few years.
What’s linseed paint made from?
Flax seed is pressed to make raw linseed oil, which is boiled to make it more durable and quick-drying. We then add a small amount of drying agent and powdered pigments – which are all entirely natural. That’s it: no solvents, binders or synthetic emulsifiers.
What’s the history of linseed oil paint?
In Sweden, Denmark and many other parts of Europe, there’s a long tradition of painting the interiors and exteriors of buildings with linseed oil paint. Original coats of linseed paint have survived perfectly well on houses which are well over 500 years old.
Does linseed paint protect from mould?
Linseed oil paint includes zinc white oxide, the active ingredient for tackling mould growth.
What surfaces can I paint on?
Linseed oil paint can be applied to any surface, including wood, masonry, plaster and metal. It's especially popular for exteriors because it's so durable and strong, and doesn't need reapplying after a few years (so it's ideal for difficult to reach places). The finished paint has an eggshell sheen level, and the paint cannot be applied by roller.