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Natural Paints

Amanda, Desiree, and Mia's presentation to entice you to visit our Appropedia page all about Natural Paints @ http://www.appropedia.org/Natural_paints
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Amanda Gates

on 13 October 2010

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Transcript of Natural Paints

Choose Natural Paints Advantages: For millenia, people have been using the materials around them to create paints to color their worlds. Types of Natural Paint Why did we go from au naturel to unnatural? casein, tempera and wax crayon on cardboard Better for health
Better for the environment
Durable
Compostable
Gratifying experience
Ingredinents are easy to find OIL FLOUR CASEIN WARNING!
HARMFUL TO HEALTH
HAZORDOUS WASTE
VOCS SYNTHETICS SUCK! $$ Natural Paints CONS PROS there are disavantages to natural paints as well Expensive

Challenging to work with

Time consuming Tempura Egg Paint You can make your own safe & sustainable natural paints from, local, raw, plant- or mineral-based ingredients DIY Flour Paint EGG Create BEAUTIFUL
Subltle Colors Natural Mineral Paint 1870 Milk Paint Formula

1 Quart skim milk (room temperature)
1 Ounce of hydrated lime by weight
Pigment
1 to 2 1/2 pounds of chalk may also be added as a filler.

Stir in enough skim milk to hydrated lime to make a cream.
Add balance of skim milk.
Now add sufficient amount of powder pigment to desired color and consistency (Pigment powder must be lime proof).
Stir well for a few minutes before using.
For best results continue to stir throughout use.
Apply milk paint with a cheap natural bristle brush.

Allow project to dry sufficiently before applying next coat. Extra paint may be kept for several days in the refrigerator, until the milk sours. WATER
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