Linseed Oil Protects Wood
Linseed oil, derived from flax, is a major ingredient in many fine oil paints, varnishes and stains. However, because coatings’ labels seldom carry ingredient lists, the linseed oil content may not be visible on these products. Nevertheless, linseed oil preserves and beautifies, providing superior protection on wooden surfaces, from decks to marine products.
Raw or Boiled Linseed Oil?
Raw linseed oil dries very slowly, compared to boiled linseed oil which is simply raw oil with chemical accelerators, called driers, added. Because boiled linseed oil has a faster drying time, people generally prefer it for most uses.