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Wheat glue is present in recipes for paints and coatings from earth or clay from all continents.
With rice, casein and bone glue, wheat flour has been one of the materials used by healthy home crafts for a long time.
In the recipe presented here, it is important to consider the use of iron sulphate which requires precautions when handling and storing it. This paint is recommended for rough sawn and spruce type woods. Tannin-rich woods such as chestnut, oak and other hard tropical woods may leave brown spots through the paint.
To make this recipe, you will need:
- a large container going on fire
- some water
- wheat flour type 55 (flour acts as natural glue)
- ocher or natural earth (the pigments bring the color but also the load for a painting well covering)
- iron sulphate (anti harmful for the outside)
- linseed oil (essential wood preservative)
- black liquid soap (for the texture)
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- All ingredients are available on our website (For simplicity: try our flour paint kits available in yellow and red)
- Only natural pigments can be used
- The final color will be darker than that of the chosen pigment
- To lighten a pigment, you can use White Tiona (only synthetic pigment that can be used in flour painting). This pigment is to be mixed with the natural pigment powder while respecting the proportions of the recipe.
Pigments recommended for a bright red: Venetian Red, Ercolano Red and red ocher
Pigments recommended for a bright yellow: Yellow earth of Italy, Ocher Sof Icles and yellow ocher
In the absence of preservatives, the paint is refrigerated for 2.3 days in an airtight container.
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Iron sulfate requires precautions when handling and storing (gloves, mask, keep out of reach of children.
Make sure the support to be painted is compatible.
For a better hold, we advise you to spend a second layer the following year.