Cheap and good! Make wall paint with quark and lime yourself

High-quality wall paints cost a lot of money - and yet are not always free of chemicals and pollutants. With a little know-how, you can mix your own paint, which costs only a small amount and still covers wonderfully. The recipe for this comes from ancient times, when humans had no choice but to make their own wall paints. The ingredients are correspondingly simple.

What does a wall paint actually consist of?

First, to the basics: Each paint must contain three different components to fulfill its purpose. It does not matter if the product itself was mixed or industrially manufactured. Here are the basic materials:

  • Pigments for coloring in white or other shades
  • Binders ensure that the dyes adhere
  • Solvents keep the substance fluid enough to paint

However, most modern colors still contain various additives such as emulsifiers, plasticizers and drying accelerators. All this is not absolutely necessary, it makes the use of paints only more comfortable.

With these ingredients you can make your own wall paint

The Kalkkaseinfarbe is one of the oldest wall paints in the world, it can be processed well, has a proper opacity and a reasonable durability. You will need low-fat quark, lime, water and pigments to make it. Thats how it works:

  • First put on goggles and gloves.
  • Mix one kilo of lime with five times the amount of skimmed quark.
  • Add about three liters of water.
  • Stir everything carefully so that curds and lime combine perfectly.
  • Now add portions of lime-fast pigments.
  • In between, stir over and over and prepare a spread.
  • Have you reached the appropriate shade, your homemade wall paint is finished.

In this type of color, the lime-casein compound is the binder, while water is the solvent. Make sure that the pigment content does not get too high for the paint to set well. About 10% should be over.

Tips & Tricks

The priming of a raw plaster wall is done in this case with a lime-water mixture called lime milk. This coating strengthens the substrate and reduces its absorbency.

Video Board: Homemade Milk Paint