Linseed oil is not drying. It does not lose water or another solvent. Instead, it undergoes an irreversible chemical reaction with oxygen (that's why air is important, and why several thin coats are better, and why one must wait for the previous layer to cure completely before applying another, etc etc).
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Linseed oil evaporates very rapidly causing an exothermic reaction, which accelerates as the temperature of the rags increases. When the accumulated heat exceeds the rate of heat dissipation, the temperature increases and may eventually become hot enough to cause the rags to spontaneously combust .
Mar 18, 2013 · The raw linseed oil will be a little thick, so try to apply thin coats rubbing it into the wood with a rag on the outside only. Raw Linseed Oil cures very slowly (even weeks) but the end result is your using a non toxic wood preservative. Repeat the treatment periodically until the wood is well saturated.
May 25, 2007 · Oil paintings take longer to dry when stand oil is involved, up to a week (or longer even) depending on your location’s humidity and temperature. If waiting that long is out of the question, you can substitute sun-thickened linseed oil for the stand oil and gain a few days.
Do not use boiled linseed oil. It is considered toxic and not food-safe. Walnut oil, made of pressed walnuts, is available as a salad oil. It is easy to apply, but requires frequent reapplication. Walnut oil is not recommended for those with nut allergies. Tip: Olive oil or vegetable oil can go rancid if left at room temperature for extended ...
Apr 01, 2016 · Also 2-3 coats are recommended (2 for everywhere except table tops and high traffic areas) where as 3-5 coats are recommended for Linseed oil, Danish oil and Tung oil. Q. I have an old oak floor that has been finely sanded, is the hard wax oil a good choice for it?
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