Since 1930

Glor-Isol Torrslamfärg

But how does this work?

How much and how does it work?

Our product is called "Torrslamfärg" in Swedish, the best english translation is "Dry sludge paint". Glor-Isol Dry sludge paint is a powder that needs to be mixed with water and emulsified linseed oil in order to get the best quality sludgepaint or "rödfärg".

Sludge paint is a typical Scandinavian paint that is used for ages to color and preserve wooden facades. The more well-known "rödfärg" is a sludge paint in the typical red color that originates from the Falu quarries in Sweden. At Glor-Isol we succeeded in applying a less polluting, less toxic and yet better colourfast pigment than the one that is used in other well known sludge paints or "rödfärg".

With our 90 years knowledge and experience we have made it very easy for you.
You just take our powder (the dry sludge paint), add water, add linseed oil and a little soap (the emulsified linseed oil) , stirr well and you are ready to go!

Glor-Isol Torrslamfärg can be used for either brush painting or spray painting, you just change the amount of water to mix according to the instructions.
Every paint product you buy from Glor-Isol is accompanied by a comprehensive instruction manual.
At the bottom of this page we have included our Glor-Isol Quantity Calculator that will help you determine how much of the ingredients you need in order to paint a certain area.
Below we explain in more detail how it works to paint using Glor-Isol Torrslamfärg.

Just mix the paint you will use in one day.
It works best if you put the required water in a bucket and pour in the required powder while stirring.

Then add the required emulsified boiled linseed oil (or boiled linseed oil which is emulsified with 10% liquid green soap)
Mix at least 10 minutes with, for example, a paint mixer.
If necessary, add more water to get the desired texture.

Your sludge paint is now ready for use!

Finished Glor-Isol sludge paint is intended for painting on new unplaned / splintery wood or wood that has been previously painted sludge paint.
Old, loose sludge paint is to be brushed away before painting.
Mold must be treated with an anti-fungal agent before painting.
Note that the paint, while it has not dried, does not withstand temperatures below +5 ℃.
Cracking of the paint can occur if it is applied too thick or if the wood is not cleaned from old paint.

It is recommended to apply two layers on new unplaned wood for best protection.

Technical facts
Paint type: Sludge paint
Contents (of the Dry sludge paint): Iron Oxide, Iron Sulfate, Starch
Binder: Emulsified linseed oil
Gloss: Matt
Thinning: Water
Glor-Isol Torrslamfärg can be stored dry in a sealed container for many years.