Natural drying oil used as a traditional binder for grinding oil colours.
Has increased wetting power and imparts flexibility to paint films.
Made by crushing the flax seed under great pressure.
Removes the pronounced stroke to the brush mark, so that strokes of different directions and application do not show a marked ‘suede’ effect.
Linseed Oil. Extracted from Flax seed (Linum Usitatissimum) using cold pressing method.
For best results thin with Distilled Gum Turpentine. However, Artists’ White Spirit or Langridge Low Toxic Solvent may be substituted. The use of the latter solvents (petroleum distillates) will tend to reduce the fatness of stroke and the oil film will dry with less richness due to the partial destruction of the paint film.
Langridge Cold Pressed Linseed Oil is a golden colour liquid with a characteristic linseed odour. The colour of the oil will slightly affect the oil colours with which it is mixed.
Clean brushes with any artists’ solvent (eg Gum Turpentine, Low Toxic Solvent, etc.). For further washing apply a small quantity of Sennelier CLeaner, Generals Brush Cleaner or other pure olive oil soap and massage the bristles of the brush to release any remaining colour. Wash thoroughly in warm water. Leave brushes to fully dry before using for oil colours.
12-24 hours to touch dry. Full film drying 3-6 months