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 to use, and places where we can paint with tempera and where we can’t.
Let’s start with the first:
What is tempera?
Temperature is a type of dye 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. Tempera can be purchased at any paint store, even 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. There is 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 for chopping.
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, so that the painted surface remains 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?
The application of this paint is equal to 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 a lot of time with a roller or brush, because when you moisten the layer under it, it can remove it.
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 it a bigger character, if it is another type of paint like solvent-based enamel, stucco, Florentine earth or other highly decorative paints, it cannot. First, you should apply a layer of primer that matches the color.
Can you make tempera paints?
If you can make tempera paints. You must use water-based paints or universal paints for this. Some manufacturers already have factory-made paint tempering.
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 …