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Linseed oil paint?

Hi Neighbours,

We recently moved into 11 WC and one of the jobs we have to tackle is the exterior woodwork. We still have original timber windows, and the frames are in good condition but the paint is flaking.

Something we are considering is linseed oil paint instead of modern petrochemical paint. It looks like there are good reasons for choosing linseed paint - mostly that it can go much longer between repainting, and doesn’t have the same problems with water ingress in cracked paint, which causes rot. The biggest issue is the need to go back to bare wood.

I was wondering if anyone here has any experience or knowledge of linseed paint they can share please?

Thank you!
Jo
 
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