Selder linseed oil paints remain durable and fine when you prime and paint according to the work manual and perform the simple maintenance measures described there.
We manufacture the paints as zinc based primer, semi-gloss and semi-matte topcoat, white and tinting bases A-, B- and C for tinting with certified and modern pigments.
The paints are applied:
The paints dry in less than 24 hours at 20 °C and good ventilation.
The white paints are packed in 0.5-, 1- and 5 litre tin cans, the primer and the tinting bases in 0.45, 0.9 and 4.5 litre tin cans to leave room for tinting pastes. Where to buy.
Rich, durable and mould resistant
The paints contain a lot of pigment – a brushstroke of paint covers a large area. The viscosity of the colors is nevertheless optimal as the pigment is extremely finely divided.
The binder - linseed oil from which the non-drying ingredients have been removed with our unique refining method – is biologically non-degradable and water-repellent. It penetrates the substrate and dries by a reaction with the oxygen in the air to linoxyn, a natural polymer with excellent adhesion.
Our linseed oil paints adhere permanently and "breathe", i. e., lets water vapor through but not liquid water. Therefore, condensate does not collect under the paint layer and the paint does not flake off.
Unlimited lifespan with easy maintenance
Our paints age as the molecular chains in the polymerized binder are slowly broken down by UV radiation. When this happens, after a couple of decades in shady locations in the North down to after a few years in sun-drenched locations in the tropics, the surface becomes dull and fades; the paint becomes "chalky".
A thin layer of LINSEED VARNISH OIL replaces the lost binder and instantly gives the surface its original color and shine. With this simple maintenance measure, the life of the paints is unlimited.
If maintenance is neglected for a long time, cracks eventually form in the paint layer - a typical crocodile skin pattern is formed, and individual squares of paint begin to come loose from the substrate. Such paint surfaces from the first half of the 20th century are not uncommon.
Download the work manual in PDF here or read it below.
The Technical Datasheet and the Safety Datasheet for each paint is under the heading ”Datasheets” in the main menu.
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WORK MANUAL FOR LINSEED OIL PAINTS
The work differs significantly both from painting with synthetic paints and with other linseed oil paints. READ CAREFULLY FOR A GOOD RESULT.
First read the summary and then check the chapters that are of relevance to you by clicking the respective headlines in the TABLE OF CONTENTS below.
Selder’s linseed oil paints can be painted with a brush, a sprayer or a roller on any surface - from wood to metal.
Do not paint on a damp substrate, if there is risk of rain or if the daily temperature is expected to drop below 41°C / 5°C.
The substrate must be dry, clean and closed, not porous.
Paint only on at least air-dry wood, i. e, such with a moisture content of less than 12 %.
Before you prime with Selder’s LINSEED OIL PAINT PRIMER
Paint with a good result
Do not dilute the paint, paint "directly from the can".
Painting with a brush: Work out the paint, even out the coat with long brushstrokes in the perpendicular direction for a smooth surface.
Painting with a sprayer or roller: Observe special care for an even surface.
First paint a covering but not thick layer of Selder’s LINSEED OIL PAINT PRIMER, i. e., of 70 - 120 μm (0.07 - 0.12 mm) thickness. It adheres especially well as it is particularly oily, and it counteracts the growth of mold, algae and lichens for decades on the finished paint surface as it contains 0.5 kg of zinc oxide / litre. However, it is not as weatherproof as the topcoats.
Let the paint dry thoroughly between coats.
Wash brushes, tools and utensils with strong soft soap before the paint dries.
Safety: The paint contains oxidizing fatty acids that can ignite spontaneously. Cloths, shavings and other porous materials moistened with LINSEED OIL PAINT must be soaked in water without delay.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRE-TREATING THE SUBSTRATE
CLEAN THE SUBSTRATE (click to read the chapter)
SEAL KNOTS AND RESIN POCKETS WITH SHELLAC (click to read the chapter)
SURFACES OF UNTREATED SOFTWOOD AND HARDWOOD IN PROTECTED LOCATIONS (click to read the chapter)
OLD PAINTED SURFACES TO WHICH THE PAINT STILL ADHERES, STUCCO AND CONCRETE (click to read the chapter)
SURFACES FROM WHICH THE PAINT HAS BEEN REMOVED WITH A HOT AIR GUN OR AN IR HEATER (click to read the chapter)
MDF BOARDS, PRESSURE IMPREGNATED WOOD, POROUS ROOFING TILES OF FIBRE CEMENT OR CONCRETE (click to read the chapter)
WOOD IN EXPOSED LOCATIONS OUTDOORS (click to read the chapter)
RUSTED (CORRODED) METAL (click to read the chapter)
GALVANIZED, PLASTIC LAMINATED TIN ROOF (click to read the chapter)
CLEAN METAL (click to read the chapter)
GLASS (click to read the chapter)
PAINT WITH A FINE AND DURABLE RESULT
GENERAL (click to read the chapter)
HALF SHEEN (HM) OR SEMI-GLOSS (HB) TOPCOAT (click to read the chapter)
MIX SO THAT THE PAINT BECOMES HOMOGENOUS (click to read the chapter)
DON’T DILUTE THE PAINT (click to read the chapter)
PAINT CORRECTLY WITH A BRUSH (click to read the chapter)
PAINT SMOOTH SURFACES WITH A FINE RESULT (click to read the chapter)
PAINTING WITH A SPRAYER OR A ROLLER (click to read the chapter)
THE DRYING TIME VARIES (click to read the chapter)
LINSEED OIL PAINT HARDENS SLOWLY AFTER IT HAS DRIED (click to read the chapter)
MAINTENANCE (click to read the chapter)