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Linseed Oil

Post by Byrchwood » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 5:48 pm

Does anyone know where I could find Linseed Oil in Singapore? I have checked out a couple of hardware like stores but when I say Linseed oil they have no idea what I am saying. Maybe there is another product that is the same, but I have no idea. I would normally go to my local Bunnings but there does not seem to be a large hardware outlet here.
Any ideas welcome here!
Thanks Donna

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Post by road.not.taken » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 6:21 pm

Pretty sure I've seen it at Handyman Centre at Shaw Centre.

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Post by Byrchwood » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 6:23 pm

Where is the Shaw Centre?
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Post by ksl » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 9:30 pm

Also known as flax seed oil, although it depends what you are going to use it for, if it's for wood out here, think of the humidity, linseed oil is prone to mildew and mold spores. So you may wish to use a more local mix, check with hardwareshop. or explain on the forum what it's for.
Maybe some DIY guru can advise.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linseed_oil

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 01 Apr 2009 9:48 pm

If this is for furniture, consider tung? oil. Thick, long lasting.

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Post by durain » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 12:15 am

ronseal or cuprinol for me.

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Post by Girl_Next_Door » Thu, 09 Apr 2009 3:29 pm

Have you try art friend? There is a branch in Ngee Ann City (4th floor) and Bras Basah. They sell art materials, and linseed oil is a common art material. Not sure how much linseed oil you need though.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 09 Apr 2009 3:59 pm

Byrchwood wrote:Where is the Shaw Centre?
Donna
Corner of Orchard & Scotts Road. Behind Shaw House (that's where Isetan is) It's in the back block behind the main building on the 4th floor at the top of the escalator and turn right it at the corner/end of the row. Entrance is on Claymore Hill Rd. They have just about everything you can desire when it comes to hard-to-find hardware items, and he can get it for you if he doesn't have it in stock if you can describe it to him.

Been using them for quarter of a century now. Address/Contacts on my links page in my signature under D.I.Y./Hardware in the centre column.

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2013 update

Post by welda » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 1:02 pm

A quick update as I was searching all over SG for this. There's at least 3 places you can get it:

$6.40 / 75mL @ Art Friend in Taka SC
$10/ 100mL @ Indian Association
$11.90/ 250mL @ Handyman Centre (temporarily at 16th Floor of Shaw Centre)

Linseed is used to prepare a cricket bat, hence it is at the IA. The oil at Handyman is boiled, which Internet searches say you shouldn't use on a cricket bat.

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