Linseed oil, cold pressed

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Linseed oil that is extracted from the ripe seeds by crushing in hydraulic or screw-type press. Cold-pressing is extracts a smaller portion of oil than hot-pressing for extraction, but it produces a higher quality oil that is clear, colorless and has few impurities. Cold pressed linseed oil is the best for artists' use. It is thin, flows well and produces brilliant, true colors.

Synonyms and Related Terms

aceite de lino prensado en frio (Esp.); aceite de linaza prensado en frío (Esp.)

Resources and Citations

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • M. Doerner, The Materials of the Artist, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1934
  • Reed Kay, The Painter's Guide To Studio Methods and Materials, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)