Look at how Waterlox
compares to linseed oil.
- Waterlox seals wood fibers beneath the surface.
- Water resistant and will not water spot.
- Does not yellow like linseed oil
Linseed oil is a drying oil pressed from the flax seed. While linseed
oil will penetrate into the pores of the wood, it will not really
protect the wood substrate and will remain tacky like fly paper until
Linseed oil molecules are also larger than Tung oil and will
therefore have limited penetrating ability. Because of this it requires
frequent and time-consuming reapplication, will water spot and is
usually not recommended for working surfaces such as floors or counter
tops or for use in water-sensitive areas. Linseed oil also contains
linoleic and linolenic acids, which cause it to yellow over time.
Waterlox provides deeper penetration to seal wood fibers beneath the
surface because the molecules are smaller. Waterlox is water resistant
and will not water spot like linseed oil, nor will it yellow like pure
linseed or linseed oil modified coatings (e.g.: oil-modified urethanes).