Alternative wall and wood coatings

sujiwan_gwNovember 16, 2010

I am investigating alternatives to standard oil/acrylic and latex paints.

Has anyone used the following paints in their house? Can you weigh in on your experience with them?

Linseed oil paint on woodwork or interior floors

Lime paint or lime wash


Milk paint

Making your own paint with mineral pigments

My house has a bad history of shedding modern paints so I am looking at these products.

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Our painter used oil cant remember name he put it on doors,beams,wood ceilings,my cabinets were wormy chestnut he put a couple coats on them look nice,its dark.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2010 at 4:35PM
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it was tung oil.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 9:05PM
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If your house is shedding modern paints it may be due to calcimine. Do a search on this forum and you will find many threads on how to deal with it. Also spelled many other ways, kalsomine.

fix it any your paints will adhere. Ignore it and I'm not sure anything will.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2010 at 9:05AM
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