Raw and Boiled Linseed Oil
  • Raw and Boiled Linseed Oil

Linseed Oil

Raw Linseed Oil is 100% pure, non-edible and slow-drying. Raw Linseed Oil helps wood retain its natural moisture content which retards cracking, checking, shrinking, and aids water repellency.

Boiled Linseed Oil contains driers to speed film drying and hardness. Linseed oil without this additive can take over a week to dry. Enhances brushing and leveling when added to oil based paints. Linseed Oil is a yellowish oil extracted from the seeds of flax and used as a drying oil in paints and varnishes and in linoleum, printing inks, and synthetic resin.

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"Raw" linseed oil is just that - linseed oil mercilessly squeezed from flax seed and packaged with no additional additives or preservatives. Raw linseed oil dries very slowly, taking weeks to fully cure. You should limit its use to the insides of wood gutters, chopping blocks, sawhorses, and other items exposed to the elements where drying time is not an important consideration.

Slow drying is a mixed blessing. For oil-based paints and varnishes, slow drying is a benefit, since this allows the paint to "level" itself, giving a smoother finish with fewer brush marks. The best looking paint jobs are invariably oil paint jobs, without question. However, when used as a wood preservative for items that are handled or walked on, such as tool handles, furniture, or wood decks, long drying times are undesirable. 100% Pure, this slow drying oil has multiple uses. It helps wood retain its natural moisture, aids in water repellency, retards cracking, checking and shrinking.

"Boiled" linseed oil, though, is not boiled. The actual boiling of some varnish oils changes their drying characteristics. With linseed oil, though, it is the addition of certain solvents that causes linseed oil to dry more quickly, acting as if it were boiled. This makes it a better product for preserving tool handles, decks, and furniture. I suppose they should have named it "sort-of-boiled linseed oil", or "kinda-like-boiled-but-not-really-boiled linseed oil". Boiled Linseed Oil is used as a natural wood finish and preservative, either alone or with other oils and solvents. Mixed with oil based paints and varnishes, it increases gloss and improves leveling and durability. A mixture of 2 parts boiled linseed oil to one part turpentine creates a semi-gloss wood polish for furniture. Can also be mixed with mineral spirits.

Varnish can also be made at home. Our JD Homemade Varnish Recipe is an old Down East deck coating formula traditionally used on wooden decks for schooners, fishing boats, and porch decks. Makes for an amber finish. To customize the mixture, add more pine tar for a darker color or add less for a lighter color. Allow more drying time for the darker mixture. You will need 1 qt of Turpentine, 1 qt Boiled Linseed Oil, 1/2 pt Pine Tar, and 1/2 pt Japan Drier.

BRAND: Recochem
Type: Linseed Oil
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GREAT Product!


Must thin to spray by 50%. 1 gallon Linseed oil and 1/2 gallon Turpentine, or Mineral spirits, or TRPS, (Turpentine replacement)It thins very well with any of these thinning products. MIX WELL by shaking mixture.

P. the Plumber

Maine Woods


good product would have used before and would again!!!


good product

Sunny Day



Pure and simple


I used this product, mixed with with melted beeswax, to naturally finish some beehives and it worked great.


Northwest Connecticut


Very happpy with the product!


I was looking for something I could apply to cedar that would have no chemicals, and to give the wood an extra layer of protection. It was very easy to apply, a little goes a long way. Overnight the wood will dry to the touch, but it will eventually dry and change colors from a yellowish to a more nicer darker wood finish once it dries completely. Applied to rough cedar lumber with almost no sanding.


Boca Raton FL


A satisfied artist


I am an artist/teacher and was buying Linseed Oil from our local craft store. It was getting very expensive. I discovered your product while searching the internet and decided to try it. I bought a gallon of your linseed oil and began using it for my own oil paintings and my students. What a wonderful product! It's consistency is just as good as the oil I bought from the art store and the price cannot be beat. Thank you for offering this product to the public. I will pass on your website link to other fellow artist and my students!

Susan Clement NH Artitst

Allenstown, NH


wood pottery tools


I've so far only used it on some wood pottery tools and a support for an outdoor amateur weather system . Easy to use and easy to clean up . Put a small amont in a cottage cheese container with just a small amount left in the bottom to solidify and toss in the garbage .Also just used some paper towels to let dry and toss.




Raw Linseed Oil


Great for surfaces, that come in close contact with food, like breakfast boards, bows and countertops.

Trevor the woodworm

South Amboy, NJ


linseed oil


a little goes a long way. i use this for new as well as old finishes. does an excellent job.


west virginia


A great source for linseed oil.


I like the bottle size and the great price [...]. It is very easy to appy and my wood products look so much better!


Lakeport, CA


Great product


No one locally sells Raw Linseed oil around here. They only carry 'boiled' product that has added dryers in it. I use one part Raw linseed to 2 parts thinner to touch up military firearms. At least 10 coats with a rub of steel wool (0000) between coats. Gives the wood a nice old time look without hurting the valve of the firearm. Finish off by using 'gunny paste' which is a mixture of bee's wax / linseed oil / turpentine.


Northwestern Illinois


Linseed Oil



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