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Linseed

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Oil 8 Plant-based 177 Vegan 96 Flaxseed 2 Linseed 5

Linseed

Raw linseed oil for oil painting

Untreated linseed oil is a pure natural product, the oil dries slowly, so will penetrate deep into the wood.

Organic Swedish Linseed Oil is cold-pressed from linseeds, this hardening oil is used for the ecological protection of wood. Highly transparent, chemical-free and food safe with only minimal odour. Linolja can be used directly in its pure form. It is also suitable for producing linseed-oil paint (with iron oxide pigment), as well as being mixed with tar oil for use outdoors.

Linseed oil is derived from the seeds of the flax plant and is sometimes referred to as flaxseed oil. What makes linseed oil unique is that it is considered a “drying oil” in that it will solidify through a process that is known as polymerisation. Because of this property, linseed oil makes a perfect vehicle for pigments.

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Ingredients

Flaxseed, linseed

Physical samples

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Accessible to participants at the Jan van Eyck Academie and on appointment.