of Falun Red Paint | Pigment | Painting
exterior paint used for centuries in Scandinavia for under $40.00/gallon.
Never scrape this paint - and it never peels. It lasts for decades.
Falun Red paint is for new wood or wood that has all paint removed
with the Silent
Paint Remover. Surface should be clean and dry for optimum penetration.
On previously painted surfaces: use the Allback
linseed oil exterior paint. Brick Red color (# 50014) is quite
close to the falun red paint but will have a semi gloss surface.
Maintain the Falun paint with the organic boiled linseed oil when
the surface looks dry. Brush the surface off or clean with the linseed
oil soap if needed. How often the surface has to be maintained depends
on how dry the wood is. *Always use the Purified
Organic Boiled Linseed Oil to avoid any mildew issues in the
future. Standard boiled linseed oil from a paint store is not cleaned
and can cause mildew.
INCLUDES THE TRADITIONAL FALUN RED PAINT BRUSH WITH EACH
11lb BOX! 5 1/4" wide & 1 1/2" thick. Wood handle.
Makes 6 gallons of paint and covers approximately 650 square feet
- 4 - 5 gallon of water
- 4 Quarts of Purified Organic Boiled Linseed Oil
- 1 Quart of linseed oil soap or any natural hand- or dish washing
Note: We discourage using linseed oil from a regular paint store
due to issues with mildew. Using Organic purified linseed oil will
significantly reduce the risk of mildew.
|Red Classic Paint Powder - Includes traditional Falun
Red paint brush. 11 lbs.
Black Paint Powder
- Includes traditional Falun Red paint
brush. 11 1bs.
|Purified Boiled Linseed
Oil (Allback) - 1 qt.
|Linseed Oil Soap - 1.05 qt.
History of Falun Red
first evidence of the use of Falun Red Paint leads as far back as
the 1500s. Timber houses painted red were symbols of wealth and
status. The red brick buildings found on the continent served as
models for this style. City governments ordered street facades to
be painted red before royal visits.
red-paint techniques spread from the cities and throughout the countryside,
and manor estates were built using the cross-beamed method and painted
red. From the manor estates, the fashion spread to wealthy master-miner
estates, farms and clergy residences. At the same time, it became
more common that buildings in cities were paneled and painted with
light-colored oil-based paints.
Farmers painted their dwelling houses and sheds. Towards the end
of the 1800s Falun Red Paint had reached the common citizen. National
romanticism swept the country and Carl Larsson’s Sundborn estate
contributed to the dream of the little red cottage.
The homestead movement and the homeowner movement of the 1930s
contributed to an upswing in red paint usage. The postwar era saw
the introduction of acrylic and modern oil paints. In recent years,
however, an increasing number of young architects have used Falun
Red Paint in modern architecture. At the same time, the general
interest in building preservation has increased, and thereby even
the interest in Sweden’s national color and its time-tested characteristics.
Genuine Falun Red Paint contains pigment from the mineralization
of the Falun copper mine in Sweden. Red mull is created from ore
with a low copper content that has decomposed for a long time. In
addition to copper, red mull contains a rare composition of iron
ochre, silicon dioxide and zinc, which together have a protective
effect on timber. The mull is washed, sifted and roasted, after
which it is ground to a fine pigment and boiled into paint. This
results in paint with a beautiful, matte finish and a translucent
surface with course silicon dioxide crystals that reflect rays of
light. In warm evening light, the red color becomes intense and
Weather conditions for painting: Do not apply to surfaces
exposed to strong sunlight or to wet surfaces (the moisture content
of the wood should be less than 15% – ask your timber supplier).
Avoid painting if the air temperature is less than 5°C or if there
is any risk for night frost. To avoid any chance of mildew in the
Falun paint, use the Allback Purified Organic
Boiled Linseed Oil in the recipe.
Drying time: Falun Red Paint dries in about one hour. However,
keep masking sheets on windows and foundations for a few days as
a protective measure. Heavy rains may cause the paint to run and
stain the foundation. Paint may not adhere to nail heads and timber
knots after one coat, so a second coat on these areas is necessary.
Lean more about Falun Red Paint from Sweden: visit www.falurodfarg.com/eng
the brochure from the manufacturer's website.