Many of you are asking us various questions about tempera. How to paint with tempera? When is it advisable to paint with tempera? What can I paint with tempera? Is it good to paint tempera ceilings? To address all these small doubts, we will make a comprehensive analysis of tempera, its possible applications, tools and places where we can paint with tempera and where we can’t.
Let’s start with the first:
What is tempera?
Tempering is a type of paint that consists of earth pigments, calcium carbonate and glue or casein mixed with water. It is a paint that can be purchased in powder form for mixing with water or in the form of a paste that is also mixed with water to dilute. You can buy tempera in any paint store, even in a hardware store.
It is a very economical color, a 15 kg bag costs around € 4. Obviously depending on the store where it is bought.
How many types of tempera does it have?
There are three types of whimsy. Yes temple liso which is used to paint the walls as if it were another color. The temple gota, or better known as gotelé, i chopped temple, which is the temperament used to create pits.
Where is nature applied?
This image is indicated only for the interior and on walls made of plaster or cement or other mortar.
It is usually applied directly to plaster or cement, leaving the painted surface to remain airy. So It is desirable to paint the ceilings of the kitchen and bathroom with tempera to breathe.
Moderate a wall that is already painted with plastic paint, for example, in addition to being useless, the paint does not catch properly.
How to paint with tempera?
Applying this paint is the same as the usual plastic paint. You simply need to dilute the tempera with just water until it becomes liquid and then continue painting.
When we apply tempera to the wall, it will appear to be just wet, as if it were water, but as soon as the tempera starts to dry it will turn white.
Usually 2 coats are needed for a good finish. To give two coats, you need to respect the drying time. Minimum 2 to 4 hours and with good ventilation.
When applying the second layer, you do not have to spend too much time on the roller or brush, because when you moisten the layer under it it can be removed.
Tempera can be painted with brushes, rollers and Airless. Only water is needed to wash the tools.
Can you paint over tempera?
If we are going to paint a plastic paint or if it is possible to give more tempering, if it is another type of paint like solvent-based enamel, stucco, Florentine earth or other highly decorative paints, it cannot. You should first give a layer of primer that matches the color.
Can you make colors with tempera?
If you can make tempera paints. You must use water-based paints or universal paints for this. Some manufacturers already have factory-made color tempera.
How to repair walls that are painted or that will be painted with tempera?
They are repaired in the same way and with the same materials as if we were painting with the usual plastic paint. With whales, spatulas, bandages …