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When everybody knows, there is no need to write it down.

In the past, knowledge of noble materials and how they were best used was passed down from generation to generation of craftsmen. Today, there are still some producers who remain connected to basic materials and craft knowledge from the past, and who aim to work together across disciplines, to find a better way forward.


Allback Linseed Oil Products

Technical Documents

Concise Handbook About Allback Linseed Oil Paint [EN]
Le Petit livre de la peinture à l'huile de lin Allback [FR]

Allback Quality Control [EN]
Contrôle de qualité Allback [FR]

Companion Guides by Sage Restoration

General Guidelines for Allback Linseed Oil Paint [EN] 
Putty Estimating Guide [EN] 
Allback Ordering Timelines [EN] 

Safety Data Sheets

SDS Allback Linseed Oil Paint [EN] 
FS Peinture à l'huile de lin Allback [FR] 

SDS Allback Linseed Oil (Raw and Boiled) [EN] 
SDS Allback Zinc Oxide [EN] 
SDS Allback Linseed Putty [EN] 
SDS Allback Linseed Soap [EN] 
SDS Allback Linseed Oil Wax [EN] 
SDS Allback Shellac Primer [EN] 

SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint (White, Black, Russet Red) [EN] 
SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint Beige [EN] 
SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint Blue Light [EN] 
SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint Grey [EN] 
SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint Grey Light [EN] 
SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint Lime Tree Green [EN] 
SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint Ocean Green [EN] 
SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint Olive Green [EN] 
SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint Pink [EN] 
SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint Vintage Grey [EN] 
SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint Yellow [EN] 
SDS Allback Linus Wall Paint Yellow Light [EN] 

Building Material Assessment

BVB - Swedish Environmental Building Material Assessment 
SundaHus - Swedish Material Data 


Allback Training Course Material [EN] 
Matériel de cours de formation Allbäck [FR] 

Windowcraft - Part One
Journal of Architectural Conservation, Nº1 March 2004
Windowcraft - Part Two
Journal of Architectural Conservation, Nº2 July 2004
Holkham Estate Returns to Traditional Materials and Craftsmanship
Journal of Architectural Conservation, Nº2 July 2004

Holding back the years 
Viscount Coke, Eastern Daily Press, Norfolk, UK, September 2002

Technical Instructions for Painting Buildings 
SFV - National Property Board Sweden

Investing in Environmentally Friendly Linseed Oil Paint
Spåret (industry publication for the Swedish rail authority), Nº36 June 2016



Product Details

Pine Tar: Nature's Own Paint [EN] 
Résine de pin: la protection naturelle du bois [FR] 

Pine Tar Painting Guide [EN] 

Technical Data Sheets

TDS Genuine Pine Tar 850 (Dark) [EN] 
TDS Imprex Pine Tar (Light) [EN] 
TDS Kiln Burned Pine Tar 773 [EN] 
TDS Black Pine Tar [EN] 
TDS Brown Pine Tar [EN] 
TDS Green Pine Tar [EN] 
TDS Red Pine Tar [EN] 
TDS Pine Tar Vitriol [EN] 

Safety Data Sheets

SDS Genuine Pine Tar 850 (Dark) [EN] 
SDS Imprex Pine Tar (Light) [EN] 
SDS Kiln Burned Pine Tar 773 [EN] 
SDS Black Pine Tar [EN] 
SDS Brown Pine Tar [EN] 
SDS Green Pine Tar [EN] 
SDS Red Pine Tar [EN] 
SDS Pine Tar Vitriol [EN] 


Tar on the Wooden Roof: A Knowledge 
Arja Källbom, Crafts Laboratory, Gothenburg University, 2015

Characterization of traditionally kiln produced pine tar by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry 
Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 62 (2002) 143–155

Organic geochemical evidence for pine tar production in middle Eastern Sweden during the Roman Iron Age 
Journal of Archaeological Science 33 (2006) 283–294

Traditional Tar Production from the Anatolian Black Pine and its usages in Afyonkarahisar, Central Western Turkey 
Ari et al. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014, 10:29

Preservation Efficacy of Pine Wood Tars 
TemaNord 2008:579, Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen 2008

Pine tar: Assessment of quality 
Cherish wellNational Heritage Board in January 2016
Pine tar: Preparation, differences in quality and properties 
Cherish well, National Heritage Board in January 2016


Le Tonkinois

Product Details

The Original: Le Tonkinois Made from Pure Linseed Oil [EN] 
Le Tonkinois: Homologue par la marine nationale [FR] 

Safety Data Sheets

SDS Le Tonkinois Linseed Oil Varnish (Classic & Marine Nº1) [EN] 
FS Le Tonkinois vernis de lin (Classique & Marine Nº1) [FR] 

SDS Le Tonkinois Bio Impression Oil [EN] 
FS Le Tonkinois Huiles Bio Impression [FR] 

SDS Le Tonkinois Parquet [EN] 
FS Le Tonkinois Parquet [FR] 

SDS Le Tonkinois Gelomat [EN] 
FS Le Tonkinois Gelomat [FR] 


French Gloss: Classic varnish solves boater's problem 
Chris Hardenbrook, Good Old Boat, Issue: 47 - March/April 2006, p.77



Product Details

SpotHeater SH800 IR Putty Lamp User Manual [EN] 
SpotHeater SH1000 IR Paint Remover User Manual [EN]