Boiled Linseed Oil

Boiled Linseed Oil Natural Wood Protection and Beauty

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Boiled Linseed Oil is heat treated so it dries faster than regular linseed oil. It penetrates wood to form a tough finish, producing a natural lustre.

  • Superior quality oil forms hard-wearing finish
  • Enhances the natural grain and colour of the wood
  • Suitable for all types of wood (except exterior oak)
  • Forms an attractive, subtle, natural lustre
  • Seals and protects interior or exterior wood
  • Helps prevent drying and deterioration
  • Can also be used on stone, terracotta, and metal

About Boiled Linseed Oil

Similar to raw linseed oil, our Boiled Linseed Oil is a superior quality oil that has been treated with hot air, so it dries more quickly, forming a tough and hard-wearing finish, imparting a natural lustre.

A traditional treatment that is suitable for use on all wooden surfaces (except exterior Oak), and can also be used on all porous stone, terracotta tiles and metal. Boiled Linseed Oil penetrates and seals the surface, providing protection for all interior and exterior surfaces. It provides an attractive, long lasting, and slightly glossy sheen.

Compliant with Articles in Contact with Food Regulations, Boiled Linseed Oil is also ideal for the treatment of wooden furniture and utensils used in the kitchen and dining areas, where contact with food, spills, and exposure to water and other liquids are a frequent hazard to unprotected surfaces.

Linseed oil is extracted from the seeds of the flax plant and then boiled to produce a high quality wood oil.

Boiled Linseed Oil Features

Drying Time: 24 hours
Coverage: 20m² per litre
Coats: 3 coats to bare wood
Re-coat time: Once previous has dried
Maintenance: Once a year, or when showing signs of ‘drying’
Application: Apply with a Foam Brush or Lint Free Cloth

Boiled Linseed Oil is Suitable For

Boiled Linseed Oil can be use on all wooden surfaces both inside and outside. It can be used on every type of wood too, except exterior oak. It’s great for:

  • Interior & Exterior Wood
  • Hardwoods and Softwoods
  • Kitchen Worktops & Utensils
  • Furniture
  • Doors and Windows
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Toys
  • Turned Wood
  • Untreated timber, stripped and bare wood
  • Stained but unfinished wood

It is suitable for use in sealing terracotta tiles and porous stone prior to waxing; and it can also be used to preserve metal by preventing oxidation. Boiled Linseed Oil is not suitable for use on lacquered or varnished wood, as these types of finish would prevent the oil from soaking in.

Boiled Linseed Oil Coverage and Shelf Life

Coverage: Up to 20m2 per litre.

Store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Store between 10°C and 25°C.

Once opened, used within 3 years.

How to use Boiled Linseed Oil

Maintaining Wood with Boiled Linseed Oil

For maintenance of new or used items, simply re-oiling once a year is sufficient for all year-round protection. Further coats can be applied to high use areas more frequently, if required.

Restoring Older Wood with Boiled Linseed Oil

When restoring old items of wood, it is important that you remove all previous oils, waxes or finishes before applying the Boiled Linseed Oil. If the surface feels rough, it should be sanded smooth first, for best results.

Boiled Linseed Oil Instructions

Shake the Oil well before use. If you are unsure of the finish, test it on an unseen area first. As standard though, Boiled Linseed Oil will produce a natural looking finish with a satin sheen.

Ensure the surface is clean and dry before applying the oil, and any old oils or waxes have been removed if restoring an item.

We recommend applying three coats of Boiled Linseed Oil for overall protection.

Apply the oil liberally onto a Lint Free Cotton Cloth or Foam Brush and wipe over the wooden surface following the direction of the grain. Leave it for 20 minutes to allow the oil to penetrate into the wood, then wipe off any surplus oil with the same cloth. Removing the excess oil at this stage will help the wood dry more quickly but, more importantly, it will help to produce a more even and natural finish.

Leave for 24 hours for the oil to dry. For best results, sand the wood in-between coats of Oil using a De-nibbing Pad. This will remove any imperfections in the finish (from dust or dirt that may have settled on the wood as it dried), creating a lovely smooth finish once sanded.

Then apply a second coat wiping off any excess after 20 minutes.

Apply a final coat of Boiled Linseed Oil, following the same instructions. Leave for 48 hours before use.

Caution: Cloths used for oiling may spontaneously combust. Dispose of cloth safely after use by washing it in warm soapy water before disposal.

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.


Trustpilot Reviews for the Boiled Linseed Oil 5*

Reviews from manufacturer.

customer, 14 December
Brought the wood up to a natural glow
Tracy Joy Green, 17 October
Rubbed in well and left a nice warm sheen to our wood …looks brand new … lovely product x
James, 17 August
Does what it states on the bottle, easy to apply and enhances the appearance of the furniture.
Brian Fitzgerald, 24 June
Used for treating our dining room furniture and it gives it a healthy look
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Packages to be delivered within the U.S. are shipped from our U.S. warehouse through USPS. Packages to be delivered to other countries are shipped from our warehouse in China by ePacket or EMS depending on the weight and size of the product.

How long does shipping take?

Shipping time varies by location. These are our estimates:
Location Estimated Shipping Time*
United States 1-3 Business days
Canada, Europe 10-20 Business days
Australia, New Zealand 10-30 Business days
Mexico, Central America, South America 15-30 Business days
*This doesn’t include our 1 day processing time for shipping within the U.S. and 2-5 days processing time for shipping to other locations.

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Yes, once your order is shipped you will receive an email that contains your tracking information. If you have any other questions, please contact us and we will do our best to help you out.


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