How to Oil Your Bat. Apply 2-3 teaspoons of oil to the face of the bat. You can use an old piece of rag but it doesn’t matter if you use your fingers. Make sure you don’t oil the splice, or within a CM of the splice. The oil should cover the face of the bat, the edges, the heel, and about 4 CM from the edges on the back of the bat.
Coat the face of the bat with the oil. You can use a rag or your fingers. Do not put any oil within 25mm of the splice (where the handle joins the blade of the bat). Cover the edges and heel of the bat and about 40 mm in from the edges on the back of the bat. You want the oil on the face of the bat drawn into the face.
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Normally you just need about 1 or 2 caps full ( 1-2 teaspoons ) of the Raw Linseed Oil. 3: How to Apply Linseed Oil to a Cricket Bat? Make sure you have removed any type of protective scuff sheets from the cricket bat and cleaned the surface of any leftover goo, debris or dirt. You may need to use sandpaper to clean it off.
1 – Use raw linseed oil or specialized cricket bat oil to treat your bat prior to use is recommended. This will help maintain moisture levels within the bat and reduce the chance of cracking or splitting while playing. Raw linseed oil tends to penetrate better than boiled linseed oil.
Rub 1 teaspoon (4.9 ml) of oil into the bat with a clean rag. Pour 1 teaspoon (4.9 ml) of raw linseed oil directly onto the flat side of the bat. Then, use a clean rag to rub the oil equally over the face and edges of the bat. Do not apply over 1 teaspoon (4.9 ml) of oil on the bat or you will over-oil it.
Pour a very small amount of oil on to the face of the bat. I like to use Linseed oil as this aids water repellence and is the most commonly used oil for this process. Use the cloth to spread this oil across the entire surface area. Ensure that all uncovered areas of the bat receive a thin layer of oil.
Applying Linseed oil to your bat is a personal preference. It seals the Cricket bat to prevent any moisture getting into or out of your cricket bat. We send the majority of orders out on a next working day delivery service. We always try and ship orders on the same day if ordered before 12.00PM.
Unless specifically told otherwise cricket bats require oiling with raw linseed oil (do not use boiled linseed oil) or special cricket bat oil. A minimum of two coats (preferably three) should be applied to the bat leaving 24 hours between coats for the oil to dry and soak in. I don’t have much experience on this .