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  • Flax seed harvest | Brouns & Co

    10th Nov 2020

    Flax seed harvest | Brouns & Co

    This year has seen a good flax crop in the UK, and we've been out in the fields near Wetherby to watch the harvesting take place.Although the way Linseed Paint is produced hasn't fundamentally ch…

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  • Linseed Paint and VOC's | Brouns & Co

    10th Sep 2018

    Linseed Paint and VOC's | Brouns & Co

    You may have heard about VOC's....but do you know exactly what they are and how harmful they can be to you and the environment ?VOC's (or Volatile Organic Compounds to give them their full name) are s…

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  • Drying times and UV light | Brouns & Co

    3rd May 2017

    Drying times and UV light | Brouns & Co

    Conventional paints dry by the activation of synthetic drying agents. These drying agents force the drying to take place very quickly once exposed to oxygen within the right temperature range.Not so f…

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  • The role of Zinc White | Brouns & Co

    11th Aug 2016

    The role of Zinc White | Brouns & Co

    Historically, lead was very often added to linseed paint to combat mould growth. Whilst it's fair to say that it was a very effective addition, we of course now realise that its use is not d…

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  • Which timber works best | Brouns & Co

    18th Feb 2014

    Which timber works best | Brouns & Co

    Pine vs HardwoodFor clarity, this article was written from a point of view of timber used in Northern Europe and North America. When referring to hardwood, it refers to tropical / exotic hardwoods, ra…

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