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Ocher paint

Peinture à l'ocre
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Peinture à l'ocre

Local benefits:

  • Cheaper than industrial paint.
  • Aestheticism.

Travellers benefits:

Healthier and aesthetic habitat.

Benefits to the environment:

Painting not harmful to the environment unlike most industrial paints.

Description

Ocher’s paint, easy to make and to use, is an ecologic solution to paint any wood element : shutters, doors, cladding, barrier,…

We let you see…

Arround 5 litters of paint for a 15 square metters surface.

Ingredients

  • 3,5L of water
  • 350g of wheat or rye flour
  • 1kg of ocre
  • 100g or 10dL of iron sulfate (that you can find in a gardening store)
  • 0,5L of linseed oil
  • 5cL of liquid soap (or 5 grams of grated Savon de Marseille)

Recipe

  • Dilute the wheat in 1/2 liter of water 
  • Add the rest of the water and bring it to the boil.
  • Let it bake during  15 minutes while stiring in.
  • Then add the ocher and the iron sulfate while stiring in.
  • Let it bake while stiring in during 15 minutres
  • Add the linseed oil.
  • Let it bake while stiring in during 15 minutes.
  • Add the soap little by little to boost the emulsion of the linseed oil.
  • Let it cool down, then the paint is ready for application.
  • Dilute with water if the paint is to thick.
  • It is possible to store it for a little time in the fridge but it will be expired pretty fast.

Application

  • Clean up the support  : the wood has to be clean, dry and without any mark of the previous pains, so the ocher’s paint can penetrate well in the wood.
  • All the variety of wood can be paint. Nevertheless, for new woods, it’s better to let them wash-out under the rain so the tannin do not go out again whand the wood in painted.
  • The application is easy. It is possible to dilute with water for the first layer.
  • It is better to use a flat brush.

Have fun !

Seen at

Name Type of facility Environment Country Swap?
La Butinerie, entrée La Butinerie Cottages & furnished rentals, Hotels & guest houses rural, montagne France Yes

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