Linseed oil has been used for many years as a wood finish and preservative. The oil is obtained from dried flax seeds through a chemical process. Linseed oil is water resistant and when applied to wooden materials, fills... More »

Linseed oil, also called flaxseed oil, serves a variety of purposes, including enhancing medicines to alleviate symptoms associated with various medical conditions, to soothe and soften skin, and to produce a range of ma... More » Food Food Facts

Linseed oil finishes take more time to dry than teak oil finishes. Linseed oil isn't appropriate for finishing outdoor woodworking projects and is better for older projects already finished with the oil. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Linseed oil is used as an ingredient in paints, stains and varnishes, as well as a preservative for concrete and wood. It is also used in many inks, soaps and aids in the production of linoleum. Food-grade linseed oil is... More » Food Food Facts

Linseed oil is used as a carrier in oil paints used for oil painting. Artist's refined linseed oil is the most common type of oil used in oil paints. As a painting medium, it can make the oil paints more glossy, transpar... More »

Although wood varnish is supposed to help the wood finish, there are a few disadvantages to using it. The disadvantages of wood varnish include drying too slowly, being difficult to clean up, susceptibility to dust build... More »

Lemon oil does not harm furniture and it is easier to rub into wood than a paste wax. However, when comparing the two products, lemon oil does have some disadvantages. More »