How To Make Paint

One of the major benefits of learning how to make paint is that by controlling the ingredients, you can have an environmentally safe product to put on your walls. The specific recipe to use depends entirely on the type of paint you are trying to create and what the paint will be used for. Paint for kids to water color or decorate Easter eggs is considerably different than wall paint. In the interests of creating a safe and eco-friendly home, the below recipe is one you can use on walls.

A Recipe for Wall Paint


  1. 1/2 cup of salt
  2. Dye (pick the exact color you want the paint to be)
  3. A quart of linseed oil
  4. 2 cups of Standard Builders Lime (not Quick Lime)
  5. 1 gallon of standard skim milk

Pour the ingredients into a container and mix them thoroughly. The mixing process can be done with an electric beater in about 10 minutes or until it is smooth. Use cheesecloth to strain the mixture. Use the paint within 48 hours or it will dry out.