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Boiled Linseed Oil

Get a classic oil finish without the long dry times.
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Get a classic oil finish without the long dry times! Derived from flax seeds, "Boiled" Linseed Oil contains additives that make it dry faster than raw linseed oil. Great for all wood surfaces. Can also be used as an additive to improve the flow and gloss of oil-based paint.


  • A small amount of Boiled Linseed Oil may be added to oil-based paint to improve flow, lessen brush drag, and increase the gloss and durability of the paint
  • May also be used to condition farm and garden implements and protect against rust
  • Clean tools and equipment with Mineral Spirits or Turpentine
(1) Boiled Linseed Oil
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Brand Klean Strip
Manufacturer Part Number BCQL045
Weight 2.3000
Tech Spec
  • Can cause spontaneous combustion - dispose of all rags properly.
  • Rub Boiled Linseed Oil into the surface and allow 5 to 10 minutes to penetrate the wood. Remove excess oil with a clean, dry cloth.
Size Quart
4.9 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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Rockler Linseed Oil
Nice! Three coats went on easy and I have a weather-protected wine barrel.
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July 24, 2019
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great for old wood and wooden handles
Shovels hoes and picks with wood handles really benefit from linseed oi. Keeps handles smooth and in good condition. My old windows 1890 really benefit from linseed oil before repainting.
July 20, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
It looks great on my project! Thanks!
December 9, 2017
over 2 years ago
Perfect preservative for Shovels and other metal garden tools. Also used on mower blade after sharpened.
May 30, 2017
over 3 years ago
Smooth and easy to apply
Smooth and easy to use.
Just the beginning, varnish is next.
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May 16, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice product
I originally got this to finish a gun stock. It worked well and penetrated the wood deep to bring the grain and color back on a piece that was made in the 60's. I have also been walking around my house touching up scratches on furniture and molding. One excellent test was rubbing it on the top of my kids wooden stools they use as TV trays. It has helped protect and made clean up easier. Application has little fumes and does not dry to fast leaving enough time to add a second quick spread for even coating on a spot that has been missed or has a blotch.
November 27, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
It does exactly what it is supposed to do and it's very easy to use
April 21, 2016
over 5 years ago
I mixed it equal parts with...
I mixed it equal parts with spar varnish and mineral spirits for mahogany and it turned out beautifully.
June 4, 2008
worked well..
I generally use Danish wood oil, but linseed oil can be used on wood that will be in contact with food. It dried quickly so I could start waxing the same day.
December 8, 2019
7 months ago
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Rockler Store
Ran out needed to replace.
GENE E on Apr 26, 2020
I used it the U.S.M.C. back in 1965. thank you Jack
Jack I on Jul 26, 2018
Ran out needed to replace.
GENE E on Apr 26, 2020
needed for mixing friction polish
Anthony V on Mar 16, 2020
I used it the U.S.M.C. back in 1965. thank you Jack
Jack I on Jul 26, 2018
shine juice
michael r on Apr 12, 2017
Staining stairs and want to use instead of polyurethane
Linda L on Mar 20, 2017
I needed it.
Rob S on Mar 15, 2016
Best for walnut finishing
mike w on Jan 7, 2016
For project finish work
Rick on Jan 7, 2016
usually use tung oil but did not want to darken the finish
michael i on Dec 9, 2015
Needed to replenish
Daniel R G on May 23, 2015
Needed it.
Keith B on Apr 12, 2015
needed for mixing friction polish
Anthony V on Mar 16, 2020
shine juice
michael r on Apr 12, 2017
I have a stripped cedar chest that is walnut wood. Can I just apply Linseed oil to the stripped wood and then apply a coat of polyurethane for finish?
A shopper on May 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: yes you can, however it is crucial that you let the linseed oil cure completely or you risk fading and odd looking areas. If you are looking to preserve the natural wood color itself, a reliable alternative that I use on my hardwood furniture is to apply 2-3 coats of polyurethane to seal the wood, and then rub in a couple of coats of Briwax (clear). This not only provides a beautiful surface shine, but protects the wood surface from daily use.
Can you add tint to this to stain the project?
Richard P on Sep 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know. I used it straight up. I did notice, however, that there was a slight yellowish coloring to the wood after use.
Can I used this for the outside of cedar raised garden bed for vegetables?
L9141 on Apr 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have used it on my raised bed garden with no problems and the wood sides are 3 years old and in great shape
How long can you keep linseed oil?
Bruce H on Apr 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have already answered but here’s an other idea. Check YouTube... ask different questions and there is a good chance that you’ll find the answer.
Can I use linseed oil to seal old.metal?
Cheryl C on Nov 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you may used boiled linseed oil as a sealer. You might want to clean as much of the metal first and then seal.
Can i use your product on wood to make a plant box to plant vegatables?
turin on Apr 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would not use this in a plant box for vegetables...
I would be afraid that the oil would leach into the plants.
Make your box out of redwood or teak (expensive)
Can I use boiled linseed oil to remove paint from my wood trim boards, I got paint on them when painting my walls?
Cherri C on Dec 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, go to were you bought the paint and check with them the best thing to use requires more info like what type of paint used what type of trim is it on they will guide you .
I applied Boiled Linseed Oil to pine but I realize it is a mistake because I can't wait 3 days or a week for it to dry. I made a mistake. Could I wipe it with Lacquer Thinner or Other Paint Strippers to remove any residue and apply a stain afterwards? Thank you very much for your help!
Julian J on Mar 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Julian, you really should not have to remove all the linseed oil to add stain to your pine project. If it's still wet, wipe all the excess oil from the wood then just apply an oil based stain. Pine tends to be blotchy when stained; having the linseed oil there to seal the wood a little should reduce the amount of blotching you get
Does it provide some uv protection for outdoor acacia furniture ?
Rosemarie K on Mar 15, 2017