Linseed oil varnish

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A processed Linseed oil that has been heated (100-200C) for several hours. Small amounts of driers, such as cobalt or lead salts may be added, such as for linoleate varnish. Linseed oil varnish dries with a high glossy sheen and is used for industrial paints, varnishes, enamels, and for Patent leather.

Synonyms and Related Terms

linoleate varnish; barniz de aceite de lino (Esp.); barniz de aceite de linaza (Esp.); vernis brun

Resources and Citations

  • M. Doerner, The Materials of the Artist, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1934