The Swedes have for centuries built their houses with timber and have developed the ideal treatment for optimal endurance against the harsh climat and at the same time a joy for the eye. Swedish paint has a long history.
Swedish paint: a legacy from centuries
The cradle of Moose Färg (translated Moose paint) lies in the kopper ore mining area in the middle of Sweden. It is here the typical red pigment was first used as it came available as the by-product of the ore mining. Basically it is iron oxide and apart from its low cost and pleasant colour it also proved to be very effective for wood preservation. This pigment together with the formulation based on wheat and rye flour, water and linseed oil gave this swedish paint for wood a unique effectiveness. The damp open structure enabled the wood to breath and prevented it to be too moist. On the other hand excess water was kept out and the surface area was refreshed by natural erosion.
King Johan, also part owner of the mines, liked the color so much (reminding him of the red brick houses of the “continent”) he made it standard issue for his own buildings and made it clear to the nobility this was the colour the king expected them to use. The typical Swedish red colour is now the hallmark of all nordic countries (who actually were once for a large part under the rule of the house of the Vasa kings).
Moose Färg swedish paint still uses the old philosphy but has been developed to a modern, effective means to preserve wood as well provide nice colours.
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Moose F Swedish paint for all types of wood
The wood grain remains visible, no flaking of the paint. Unique matt look. Does not form a film on the wood like conventional paints. For all types of wood including impregnated, shaven and already painted wood.
Free of volatile organics and of course waterdilutable; pleasant smell and easy to use. A modern product with a history of centuries.
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Moose S Swedish paint exclusively for untreated rough wood
The original schlamfärg; a wood paint with traditional formulation with linseedoil and wheat flour. Durable and very easy to apply. Suitable for all types of untreated rough wood.
For outside applications, not suitable for shaven and already treated wood, for these surfaces use F type.
Moose RDM Swedish paint for furniture and professional use
Ideal for hard surfaces like furniture, window frames and doors. The high solid content makes it easy to use and gives a totally mat and durable finish.Of course water dilutable and free of organic solvents
With Swedish paint the structure of the wood remains visible