Diggers Anti-Mould Linseed Oil

Diggers Anti-Mould Linseed Oil is a READY-TO-USE low cost alternative to conventional decking oils – a unique product. Internal and external trials have shown this product to provide mould and mildew resistance.

Typical Uses:

  • Natural oil for decking.
  • Outdoor timber sealer and protector.
  • Decks, fences and retaining walls.

Features:

• Mould, mildew and water resistant.
• Ready to use – no mixing required.
• Reduces the greying effect of timber.
• Coverage: Softwoods/ Hardwoods: 6-8/8-10m² per litre (dependant on porosity and application technique).
• Will produce a warm, golden tone to pine and maple. Porous woods like walnut will darken considerably. Dense cabinet hardwoods will not absorb readily.

Application:

New Timber
1. Clean surface with Diggers Timber Cleaner. Remove heavy deposits of wax and grease with Diggers Wax & Grease Remover or Diggers Mineral Turpentine.
2. Once dry coat with Diggers Anti-Mould Linseed Oil. Drying time is dependant on weather conditions but as a guideline allow approximately 24 hours between coats. Clean excess oil with a clean lint free cloth to avoid the surface drying sticky.

Previously Coated/ Weathered Timber
1. Clean and remove previous coating by sanding the surface. Wash and coat as indicated
above.

How does Linseed Oil work?
When linseed oil is applied to a porous surface it fills the pores and as it is exposed to the
air it gels to form a protective film. The film is generally impervious to water, heat, scratches
and most stains.

NOTE: Timber exposed to the elements will have higher absorption rate.

NOTE: Soak rags in water as spontaneous ignition may occur on drying. Dispose of rags by
controlled incineration or at an approved landfill.

Safety:

Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye / face protection when using this product.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is linseed oil and why should I use it?
A: Linseed Oil is natural oil used to seal timber fencing, furniture, tools and sporting equipment.
Linseed Oil is a ‘cost effective’ alternative to expensive timber treatments that doesn’t require
sanding upon reapplication and is generally impervious to water, heat, scratches and most stains.

Q: There are 3 different kinds of Linseed Oil available in the Diggers range – what are the differences?
A: Raw Linseed Oil is 100% natural (raw) linseed oil and requires thinning with mineral turpentine.
Mix at a 50:50 ratio and remove any excess with a lint free cloth.
A: Pale Boiled is ‘Raw Linseed Oil boiled’ with an added ‘drying agent’ that makes it dry faster. It
requires mixing with Mineral Turpentine (50:50) before application. The boiling process removes any
impurities.
A: Anti-Mould Linseed Oil is a ‘Ready to Use’ Linseed Oil that doesn’t require thinning. It has ‘anti-
mould’ additives that help reduce mould growth.

Q: Why do I need to add Mineral Turpentine?
A: Mineral Turpentine serves as a ‘vehicle’ that allows Linseed Oil to penetrate deeply into the timber.
When applying oils to timber a better result will be obtained if the oil can penetrate the timber surface.

Q: I’ve applied ‘linseed oil’ and it has gone grey – Why?
A: Timber surfaces will grey over time as part of a natural ageing process. The greying effect comes
from mould/ spore growth in the timber grain. Natural timbers with no protection will also fade or change
colour (grey) over time.

Q: I’ve applied Linseed Oil and it’s gone sticky – Why is this and what can I do?
A: Linseed Oil becoming sticky means that too much has been applied and left to dry before it had a
chance to penetrate the timber surface. Excess oil can present if the timber isn’t absorbing the Linseed
Oil readily and should be removed with a lint free cloth after approximately 20 minutes (this should be
enough time for the Linseed Oil to penetrate the timber adequately). If sticky, use Diggers Lacquer
Thinner and a lint free cloth.

Tip: Apply multiple thin coats rather than a single ‘thick’ coat.

   

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