Diggers Pale Boiled Linseed Oil
Diggers Pale Boiled Linseed Oil is a TREATED linseed oil with ADDED DRYING AGENTS to speed up drying time.
- Timber sealer and protector for indoor furniture and cabinets.
- Wooden tool handles and sporting equipment.
- Thinner for artists’ oil paints.
- Sealer and protective coating for concrete paths, floors, flagstones and interlocking stones.
- Added drying agents (dries faster than Diggers Raw Linseed Oil).
- Creates a finish that is generally impervious to water, heat, scratches and most stains.
- Helps aid brushing when added to oil based paints.
- Dries lighter in colour than Diggers Raw Linseed Oil.
1. Clean and dry surface. Mix Diggers Pale Boiled Linseed Oil 50:50 with Diggers Mineral Turpentine for increased timber protection.
2. Apply two coats with a brush, roller or spray gun. Diggers Pale Boiled Linseed Oil should be applied in very thin coats and rubbed well into the wood. It is important to allow drying time between coats. Clean excess oil with a clean lint free cloth to avoid the surface drying sticky.
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: Soak rags in water as spontaneous ignition may occur on drying. Dispose of rags by
controlled incineration or at an approved landfill.
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
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.