How to paint with linseed oil paint
These instructions are general methods that describe how to paint with linseed oil paint from Ottosson Färgmakeri (other manufacturers may have other instructions). These methods have been proven through years of use, and if these instructions are followed, even the novice painter has good chances of success.
The versatility of linseed oil paint makes it difficult to describe in words how one should paint to achieve a good result. Example: A painting technique instruction such as “apply a thin layer” can be difficult for a beginner to understand. It’s easy to be uncertain, and wonder “how thin is thin”?
Painting is very visual. It must be seen and experienced for the user to fully absorb the information, so as a complement to these written instructions, we have produced short instructional videos that are available on our website.
Linseed oil paint offers possibilities for variation that no other type of paint can achieve. It can be used on a variety of materials both indoors and outdoors, and with increasing experience, the user can adapt the paint to any requirement.
Paint and enjoy!
- untreated wood
- sheet metal
- untreated joinery
- linseed oil paint
- one coat
3-coat painting on new, untreated, exterior wood
1. Primer/1st coat application Mix your own primer as follows: 35% volume linseed oil paint, 50% volume raw linseed oil,
Painting with extra-durable linseed oil paint (Antique White) on new carpentry
Ottosson’s Antique white linseed oil paint offers a higher gloss and makes the painted surface extra-resistant to wear and tear.
Repainting with antique white on previously painted surfaces
Scrape off loose paint and wash the surface with an exterior cleaning solution. Sand lightly with fine sandpaper to roughen
Single-coat painting on newly sawn interior surfaces
This treatment is labor-saving and comes in handy on large areas of sawn wood. Thin the linseed oil paint with
Glaze painting, interiors
By glaze, we mean a transparent color that allows the substrate to contribute to the color experience. All of our
Matte linseed oil paint, interiors
Matte linseed oil paint is intended for use on interior ceilings and walls and can replace many of today’s plastic-based
Maintenance and aging, exteriors
What can you expect from a linseed oil paint on exterior surfaces? Depending on how much the painted surface is
Maintenance and aging, interiors
What can you expect from a linseed oil paint on interior surfaces? Interior painted surfaces are not degraded by sunlight,
Painting of previously painted exterior surfaces
There is a general perception that when using linseed oil paint, the surface must be new, untreated wood, or that
Painting with one coat on sawn, untreated wood
This simple, labor-saving treatment was developed as an alternative to painting with calcimine paint, especially in weather-exposed and humid environments.
Linseed oil paint on exterior plaster/stucco
Linseed oil paint on plaster has a long tradition and was often used on facades in urban environments in the
Painting on sheet metal and metal, exterior
Linseed oil paint has a long tradition of use on different types of metals. For example, in the 17th century,
Painting new, untreated interior joinery
1. Preparation and priming Two coats of shellac solution (knot sealer) are applied to knots before painting. Drying time 30
Repainting previously painted interior surfaces
Linseed oil paint adheres to almost all substrates and paint types, and indoors, you can paint on previously painted carpentry