How to properly prepare paint (Finnish and Swedish)
Wooden buildings and architectural structures are in trend today, but their processing and the process of painting with special compounds that protect against rot, external types of influences, fungi, mold, wood-destroying insects turns into high costs and annual problems.
There is another, simpler and more budgetary method of getting rid of all types of troubles at once and maintaining a presentable appearance of the bathhouse, house, gazebo, fences and barn for many years - these are paints and varnishes that are cooked with their own hands according to Scandinavian recipes.
Let's learn how to properly prepare paint (Finnish and Swedish).
In Sweden, people are madly in love with houses made of natural wood. But they need to be protected from the effects of climatic conditions - in such a cool place, prolonged rains are characteristic of autumn and frost in winter.
The Swedish composition is excellent for helping to protect the buildings and keep their appearance in excellent condition. You can even cook a similar paint and varnish mixture with your own hands.
Ingredients for the mixture
All ingredients for Swedish paint are required and will perform specific tasks. For this reason, strict adherence to the recipe is required. You will need:
It will protect the surface from ultraviolet rays, that is, from burning out in the sun. It is also allowed to replace red lead with any other calcareous pigment that contains iron and is taken in dry form - we are talking about ocher, umber, iron oxide mummy. For the Swedish composition, only mineral dyes can be used.
Such a composition for processing wood will also require 9 liters of water.
Instructions for creating
So, first you need to heat 9 liters of water, add flour and stir thoroughly so that there are no lumps as when creating a paste for gluing wallpaper sheets.
Stirring should be done continuously, without interruption.Next, it is worth starting to put in the resulting "talker" of flour components in the sequence - salt, vitriol, red lead or any other mineral pigment, drying oil / oil, as well as hot water. You can slightly reduce or even exceed the volume of 9 liters (it is worth considering that a too liquid composition is not required, and the mixture will be the optimal consistency, like country sour cream). Interestingly, the consumption of Swedish paint is approximately 0.25 kg per square meter and should be applied in two coats.
In the northernmost country of Europe, there are often frosts, summer rains mixed with windy cyclones. They love houses here - Finnish wooden architecture is popular all over the world. Countries with similar climates are willing to borrow projects from Finnish architects. The composition of such a Finnish exterior paint is designed to protect buildings from mold, rotting and aggressive weather conditions.
Ingredients for making the mixture
To prepare the paint, you will need to take the already familiar ingredients from the first recipe.
Note the fact that the Finnish version is a more budgetary option than the Swedish one, due to the fact that there is no drying oil in the composition. You will need the following:
- Flour (rye or wheat) 0.72 kg.
- Common salt 0.36 kg.
- Vitriol and colorant - 1. 56 kg of each ingredient.
- Pure water - 9 liters.
Now let's look at how to make the mixture.
Instructions for making
Knead something like "dough" (water and flour), and again stick to the thickness of the village sour cream.
Pour hot water in portions, little by little, until the volume reaches 6 liters. It is recommended to strain the resulting mixture. Then put it on low heat, stir, watch so as not to bring to a boil. In the process of stirring, the required amount of vitriol, salt and dye is added. Boil the remaining water and add to the mixture.
The coloring compound will be ready. It will be consumed approximately 0.3 kg per square meter, and the masters advise to apply it twice, like a Swedish one. If you want to achieve a non-standard shade, it is allowed to add the rest of the inorganic pigments to the composition:
And now a few recommendations on the use of both formulations.
Scandinavian types of compounds perfectly help to protect wood from mold or rot, do not require updating for several years, do not peel off and do not fade.Regular oil-type paint will accumulate moisture under the painted layer, and microscopic organisms that destroy wood perfectly reproduce in a humid environment. But both cooking and applying Scandinavian-type paints should be correct:
For desalination, a solution of soda ash from 5 to 10% is needed, which is heated to a temperature of +40 to +60 degrees - they need to wipe the surface of the wood a couple of times, and then rinse everything off with warm water.
Preparation of Scandinavian-type paints is a fairly simple process, and the effect speaks for itself. Painted buildings and structures will retain their color for a long time, wood is able to "breathe", and surfaces have an aesthetic appearance.
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