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August 2, 2008 at 11:25 am #244450
i need to paint inside and out and want to use natural paints. is that just crazy for exterior?
does anyone have experience in this and an opinion on which brand is best?
😀 kathyAugust 2, 2008 at 8:55 pm #360955
Here’s some recipes for making your own non toxic paint. For the amount you pay for ingredients, you’ll have more than enough. The
bio-paints tend to come in smaller- big-priced- containers. If you make it yourself, the same amount that you’d spend on bio-paint, will give you heaps more paint.
Saw it mentioned in an old Earth Garden or Grass Roots mag, lost the copy, but the internet is full of recipes for your own paint.
Here’s a link in case you don’t have time to or don’t wanna make your own.
I have seen plain old mud used. Some places, have red mud, some have, common old brown, others have a more purple colour.
DD did a paint making class at an alternative school she attended using the recipes in the links. They do work and have the same ingredients as the ready made non toxic paints.August 3, 2008 at 12:45 am #360956
thanks. brilliant.August 3, 2008 at 11:16 am #360957
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And Murobond? :shrug:August 3, 2008 at 11:47 am #360959
i’ve painted my place (inside) with porter’s paints paper bag color, with distemper. as the paints are lime based, they dry quickly…so need to prepare yourself to apply a whole room quickly. It’s a beautiful finish when applied with the large brush, the effort is worth it. It’s a different kind of painting than the usual striving for perfection with a roller (which you never get perfect anyway.) I also did the frames and skirting boards with a milk based paint that comes in a powder form…that’s a lot of work. And also sanded existing hardwood floor and painted with water based clear, which is as hard wearing as the thinner based very smelly clear. In fact, i painted the floor without any problems about fumes. With thinner based clear you have to move the family out for several days.
Porter’s also have sample pots for about $10…these are great for doing your own small masterpieces. e.g. i picked up some wooden outside chairs and painted them roughly with the french lavender wash color, and now they’re a feature inside the house.
Anyhow, check their inside/outside range of paints/renders on the website.August 14, 2009 at 12:49 am #360960
Hi, I am painting my home with natural paints (when the time comes) and the bauwerk range of paints are all natural, so are livos and bio paints..teedsAugust 17, 2009 at 12:25 pm #360961
A friend of mine she did her apartment with home made paint, I think it was casein paint. It really looked awesome, but she said that it is much more work and it was a good experience but she would certainly not do this once again.
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