Recipes For Linseed Oil Emulsion Paints

Emulsion paints are excellent for interior walls and ceilings.They employ water as solvent, are without fungicides and siccatives and possess high vapour permeability. They usually produce a matt surface and are best used on wood and wood sheeting. When painting plaster and concrete, faking can occur. Painting wet-on-wet avoids stains.The paints should be applied directly after preparation.

RECIPE 1: COLLAGEN GLUE/LINSEED OIL

The paint is fairly strong, and can be used inside and out, but is best used indoors: 10 parts of collagen glue is mixed as described in the recipe on page 378.Then 2.5 parts of boiled linseed oil is stirred in and the paint is ready for use.

RECIPE 2: FLOUR PASTE-LINSEED OIL/CASEIN PAINT

For interior and exterior wood and masonry: 10 parts flourare mixed with 10 parts cold water, then 50 parts boiling water, to form the glue. Linseed oil in 10-12 parts and 10 parts skimmed milkare added with colour pigment to a proportion of 15-40%.

RECIPE 3: CASEIN/LINSEED OIL PAINT (CASEIN OIL TEMPERA)

For interior and exterior wood: 10 parts sour milk is mixed with 4 parts linseed oil and about 4 parts pigment.The paint has been said to last from five to 10 years externally.

RECIPE 4: EGG/LINSEED OIL PAINT (EGG OIL TEMPERA)

For internal use on wood, egg/linseed oil paint gives a hard, shiny and easily cleanable surface: 1 part linseed oil is mixed with 1 part fresh egg and 1 part water. Pigments are added to a proportion of 15-40 %.

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