Pale Grinders Oil

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Refined, bleached and dewaxed linseed oil and linseed oil fatty acids, it is exceptionally light in color and well-suited for grinding colors. See more information below

Refined, bleached, and dewaxed linseed oil and linseed oil fatty acids, Pale Grinders, is exceptionally light in color and well-suited for grinding colors. Its high acidity gives it excellent pigment wetting properties for making your own oil paint with dry pigments. High acid value oils make it easier to wet pigments difficult to grind, such as lakes and lamp black and are especially valuable for grinding reactive pigments, such as lead white.


Use to make oil colors, thin oil colors, or prepare varnishes. This oil is excellent for grinding reactive pigments and making and thinning whites and pale colors.

Use turpentine, spike oil, or mineral spirits as the solvent for oil painting mediums and brush and studio clean-up.


Linseed oil is a yellowish drying oil derived from the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, Linaceae).

Product Information
Natural Source:Linseed Linum usitatissimum
CAS No.:8001-26-1
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
Linoleic Acid:24.1%
Linolenic Acid:47.4%
Oleic Acid:19.0%
Palmitic Acid:6.0%
Stearic Acid:2.5%
Typical Properties
Acid Value (mg KOH/g):11–15
Color (Gardner, Maximum):7
Iodine Value:170–190
Viscosity (Gardner-Holt at 25 °C):A1–A
Appearance (at 25 °C):Clear/Transparent
Specific Gravity (at 25 °C):0.923
Weight Per Gallon (at 25 °C):7.71 lbs.

Health and Safety

No acute or known chronic health hazards are associated with this product's anticipated use (most chemicals are not thoroughly tested for chronic toxicity). Always protect yourself against potentially unknown chronic hazards of this and other chemical products by keeping them out of your body. Do this by avoiding ingestion, excessive skin contact, and inhaling spraying mists, sanding dust, and vapors from heating. Conforms to ASTM D-4236.

WARNING: Rags or paper towels contaminated with vegetable drying oils, particularly those containing iron oxide pigments, are susceptible to spontaneous combustion. To prevent unexpected fires, used rags or paper towels contaminated with oil-based materials should be collected in a closable, air-tight container. Store water-dampened rags or paper towels in a metal container with an air-tight top. Alternatively, washing contaminated rags will remove contaminating materials and eliminate risk.

For more information on handling artists' materials safely, please read How to Safely Handle Art Materials and Pigments.


For best results, store in a cool, dry place tightly closed.

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BrandRublev Colours
VendorNatural Pigments
Processing TimeUsually ships the next business day.
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