How to make your own eco-friendly homemade paint – Life Hacks Tips

How to make your own eco-friendly homemade paint

Sunny summer days are on their way, so hopefully, you’ll be making plans for your vacation. And what better time to take care of a few home improvement projects? Now could be just the time to paint that wooden furniture you’ve been meaning to spruce up. But if there’s a lot to do and you’re worried about the cost, there’s a simple way to make your own paint at home with eco-friendly ingredients.Youtube /

 You’ll need (for 1 quart of paint) :

  • 3 to 3.5 oz white flour (what’s in your kitchen cupboard will do)
  • 1 quart tap water
  • 7 oz  colored pigment (red, brown, gray — whatever you like)
  • 4 fl oz linseed oil

For painting anything that will be outside, add 3.5 oz iron sulfate (available from garden stores). This helps the paint to withstand the weather.

Here’s how:

In a saucepan, heat 1/10 of the water on high heat and add the flour a little a time. Stir as you go to make a paste without lumps.

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