Difference between revisions of "Linseed oil"

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'''Linseed oil''' is an [[oil]] derived from the [[flax]] plant. It is obtained by pressing, followed by an optional stage of solvent extraction.
 
'''Linseed oil''' is an [[oil]] derived from the [[flax]] plant. It is obtained by pressing, followed by an optional stage of solvent extraction.
   
Its modern uses include:
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Period uses include:
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*[[polishing|Polish]]es, [[varnish]]es and [[oil painting|oil paints]]
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*Soot from burning linseed oil is used to make the [[pigment]] '''lamp black'''
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*Wood preservation
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Modern uses include:
 
*Animal feeds
 
*Animal feeds
 
*[[Putty]]
 
*[[Putty]]
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*Caulking compounds
 
*Caulking compounds
 
*[[Leather]] treatment
 
*[[Leather]] treatment
*[[polishing|Polish]]es, varnishes and oil paints
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*[[polishing|Polish]]es, varnishes and [[oil painting|oil paints]]
 
*Animal care products
 
*Animal care products
 
*Wood preservation
 
*Wood preservation
''(Please update with the period uses if you know them.)''
 
   
 
The [[linoleic acid]] in linseed oil is used as a dietary supplement.
 
The [[linoleic acid]] in linseed oil is used as a dietary supplement.
   
 
''Safety Note'': Rags soaked in linseed oil can self-ignite if stored in a confined space. They should be washed with water and disposed of carefully.
 
''Safety Note'': Rags soaked in linseed oil can self-ignite if stored in a confined space. They should be washed with water and disposed of carefully.
 
   
 
== External Link ==
 
== External Link ==
 
* [http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Linseed_oil Wikipedia entry for Linseed Oil]
 
* [http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Linseed_oil Wikipedia entry for Linseed Oil]
 
[[category:materials (medieval)]]
 
[[category:materials (medieval)]]
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[[category:painting]]

Latest revision as of 01:59, 29 June 2007

Linseed oil is an oil derived from the flax plant. It is obtained by pressing, followed by an optional stage of solvent extraction.

Period uses include:

Modern uses include:

The linoleic acid in linseed oil is used as a dietary supplement.

Safety Note: Rags soaked in linseed oil can self-ignite if stored in a confined space. They should be washed with water and disposed of carefully.

External Link