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bowdog
08-11-2002, 10:59 PM
I've been using it for about a year now.
Anyone got any horror stories ?

It's just so cheap....

G.L. Hoff
08-12-2002, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by bowdog
I've been using it for about a year now.
Anyone got any horror stories ?

It's just so cheap....

You might take a look at the archives. Here's one thread: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=28948&highlight=boiled+linseed

If you're using boiled linseed oil from the hardware store, you can probably expect an enormous amount of yellowing. That stuff is used for exterior paint (mostly), altered with metallic driers, and is intended to last less than 10 years. Artist grade linseed oil is clarified of mucilage (impurities), and intended to last decades or even centuries with much less deterioration.

On the other hand, if you're just sketching and pitching the results, boiled linseed oil is a very cheap alternative. But not for work you'd keep or sell.

Regards

alva
08-13-2002, 10:12 AM
Try the 'raw linseed oil' version instead...it is the same price, and it can be washed...regards, alva