The following steps are required to achieve a durable outdoor paint. The description mentions the minimum drying times of linseed oil. In practice, the work can also be divided into larger intervals.



The first layer of primer should be applied with heated linseed oil (approx. 70 gr.p.c.) in a fairly rich layer. It is recommended to add up to 20% of the relevant linseed oil paint and 15% balsamic turpentine to the first layer of oil (turpentine is added to the already heated mixture). The first layer is usually completely absorbed into the wood. If this does not happen, the excess linseed oil should be smoothed out after about 4 hours with a brush or cotton cloth. Such processing can be performed in a workshop by processing the board on both sides. After the first layer of primer, the wood surface will be matte. Allow to dry for 3 days.

The second layer of primer, already a little more stingy, should be applied with untinted (if the rest can also be used tinted) linseed oil at room temperature. The second layer is no longer completely absorbed and the excess oil must be wiped off or leveled off with smoothing movements. The result will still be unevenly impregnated wood, which in some places will be completely matte, in some places already a little shiny. Allow to dry for 3 days. (For repainted surfaces, two coats are usually sufficient)

The third layer should be applied in the same way as the second. Efforts should be made to level or remove unabsorbed oil. The result should be an equally semi-gloss surface throughout. Excess oil should not be wiped off for the next day. The only exception could be if the ambient temperature is extremely cool (not lower than + 10). Dried oil is extremely difficult to level or remove.


The first layer of paint should be diluted by approx. or 10 percent. balsamic turpentine or, in the worst case, white spirit. The paint should be applied in a thin layer, rubbing only as much as it sticks. The first layer does not have to completely cover the surface. Dry for 3 days.

The second and final layer of paint should be supplemented with 10 percent. linseed oil and also apply a thin layer, only in the direction of the wood fiber. If the second layer of paint is applied with a different shade, it is possible to achieve various decorative effects (eg lining).


Rags wiped with linseed oil must be carefully cared for, as pure linseed oil can ignite spontaneously in cotton !!!

Oily brushes can be stored immersed in linseed oil indefinitely.

The word linseed oil means cold pressed linseed oil pernica.


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