Linseed Oil Varnish


Solvent-free surface protection for low-impact indoor surfaces traditionally oiled surfaces: furniture, doors, beams, cladding and much more. Suitable for use as a primer for subsequent coats with KREIDEZEIT Stand Oil Paints and Wood Lazures. Suitable for creating oil paints according to your own recipes.

The primary raw material for oil-based natural paints is linseed oil, which is obtained from the flax or linseed plant. The seeds of the flax plant are cold pressed under high pressure, giving an oil yield of up to 90%.
Linseed oil dries by absorbing oxygen from the air.
Wood treated with pure linseed oil takes several weeks to dry out, so to accelerate the drying process, drying agents are added to the linseed oil. This produces linseed oil varnish, which requires just 24-48 hours to dry at moderate temperatures.

Used in its pure form as solvent-free surface protection for low-impact indoor surfaces traditionally oiled surfaces: furniture, doors, beams, cladding and much more.

Suitable for use as a primer for subsequent coats with:

  • opaque Stand Oil Paints on all untreated wood
  • pigmented Wood Lazure on highly absorbent or weathered wood
  • if diluted 1:1 with Balsamic Turpentine dilute (=> half oil).

Suitable for creating oil paints according to your own recipes.
A light dilution with natural Balsamic Turpentine is recommended if applying to very dense, poorly-absorbent and tannin-rich wood.
Linseed oil deeply penetrates into the tiniest of pores thanks to the small size of the molecules. This ensures subsequent oil paint coats stick well to the substrate.



  • Dirt and water repellent
  • Resin-free, solvent-free
  • Oil paint sticks well to the substrate as a result
  • Doesn’t tear or become brittle
  • Diffusible, antistatic and warm to touch
  • Transparent, honey-toned and colour-deepening
  • Excellent penetration
  • Easy to work with and touch up
  • suitable for children’s toys according to EN 71-3
  • Saliva and sweat-resistant according to DIN 53160
  • Cobalt, lead and barium-free
  • Vegan


Full Declaration

Linseed oil and manganese drier

When using the product, the complete Product information must be observed.

Warning! There is a risk of self-ignition when working materials are soaked with product.

Shake product briefly before application.
Apply one or two coats of KREIDEZEIT Linseed Oil Varnish, allowing the first coat to dry before applying the second. The substrate may require sanding before applying the second coat.
If using containers with different batch numbers, mix and stir together prior to application. The product must not be poured onto surfaces!
Clean and dust down untreated substrates.
To ensure good penetration, it is recommended to dilute the product with at least 20% Balsamic Turpentine for the first coat on very dense, poorly-absorbent and tannin-rich wood (such as oak).
Please note:
wood in outdoor areas should be fitted with non-rusting metal screws and fittings, otherwise dark stains may appear after applying oil.
Processing and drying temperatures:
at least 10°C for a minimum of 48 hours.

1. First coat
Apply KREIDEZEIT Linseed Oil Varnish evenly with a brush, short-pile roller, cloth or sponge. After 10-20 minutes, thoroughly wipe the entire treated area with a dry, lint-free cloth until the surface has a uniform satin appearance.
Ensure that all unabsorbed oil has been completely removed, as otherwise shiny or sticky patches may remain.
KREIDEZEIT Linseed Oil Varnish must fully penetrate into the wood. It must not form a layer on the wood.

2. Re-sanding between coats (optional)
Re-sanding between coats is only required if the surface has dried rough, for example if wood fibres have dried proud of the surface. Use sand paper (grit P100-120) in the direction of the fibre.
Dust down thoroughly after sanding.

3. Second coat (optional)
A second coat is required if the product is applied indoors on its own or if subsequently using Stand Oil Paint on highly absorbent or weathered wood. Repeat as per the first coat.

4. Subsequent coats
For subsequent coats, please see the product information on Stand Oil Paint or Wood Lazure.

5. Wax treatment
Oiled surfaces generally do not require wax treatment. To improve the gloss, you can finish with KREIDEZEIT Carnauba Wax Emulsion after at least 48 hours. To do this, dilute 1 part emulsion with 2 parts water. Apply evenly and thinly, allow to dry and polish as needed.

Drying Times
Dry and re-coatable at 20°C and 60% relative humidity after approx. 24 hours (48 hours for substrates containing tannin, e.g. oak, etc.).
High humidity, cold temperatures and substrates containing tannin significantly extend the drying time.
Hardened after approx. 4 weeks. Use the surface gently and protect from water during this time.

Suitable Tools
Paint brush / flat brush, Short-pile roller (Magic felt, article no. 6517), Lint-free cloth and solvent-resistant synthetic sponges.

Cleaning the Tools
Clean immediately after use with Balsamic Turpentine and then with Olive Care Soap or Corfu Soap.

Product information Linseed Oil Varnish

Material Safety Data Sheet Linseed Oil Varnish

Cleaning and Care of oiled/waxed Floors

– Instruction Application of Oils

Due to the content of natural oils, a yellowing occurs on surfaces with low exposure to light. A typical odour is emitted when natural oils dry; this disappears with time. Failure to remove iron filings on the surface can cause discolouration when applying the product. Not recommended for use on inside surfaces of cupboards; these are best treated with Shellac Varnish, Carnauba Wax Emulsion or Corfu Soap.

The product can be tinted with any KREIDEZEIT Pigment.

Pigments in Oil

Start by stirring the pigments into a small amount of the product until it forms a lump-free paste, and then stir into the main mixture. Instruction

The pigments can be mixed freely with each other.

Colour samples are available from our retailers.

Alternatively, the product can be tinted in any ratio with Stand Oil Paint -half rich-.

We would like to point out that the color tones cannot always be displayed correctly by different monitors and their settings. The same applies to self-produced prints of these colours. In order to get a better or true-to-original impression of our colours, we recommend the purchase of our colour cards with original coats or our printed, free flyers.

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