Wall decoration and DIY-projects with powder pigments

When designing walls, color pigments can be incorporated into the LIVOS natural paints. They give the rooms a colorful look and are easy to apply when used correctly. What are these powder pigments made of and how are they mixed with the paints and oils? We give helpful tips and hints for your wall decoration and DIY-projects.

What are powder pigments?

There is a general distinction between organic and inorganic pigments. If you want to deepen and refine color paints for your wall design, you can use powdered pigments. These are tiny grains that, when used properly, are virtually sheathed by the paints and thus come evenly onto the wall. However, powder pigments behave differently with different substances and their consistency. They themselves consist of different sizes and densities.

LIVOS uses in its paints only powdered pigments made from mineral constituents. They look very natural and harmonious, while the avoidance of pollutants and heavy metals is self-evident. LIVOS products create a harmonious and natural indoor climate for well-being. The natural paints and lime products also protect the environment through their origin and the manufacturing process.

Home improvement made easy: the incorporation of the pigments

If you want to paint with lime paint and use the powder pigments, you should first soak the pigments sufficiently in water and maybe add some pure alcohol. As soon as the pigments have spread in the water, the smooth mass may be stirred into the lime paint. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and then stir again with the whisk. Ready. Now you just have to apply the paint to the wall.

Plaster is usually applied thicker than paint, LIVOS lime products can therefore tolerate about up to 15 percent powder pigments. Natural resin paints and natural dispersion paints are usually tougher and thicker and not so easy to tint, but easier to paint. Here it is advisable to take a part of the paint and mix it with the powder pigment mass. This intense mixture must then be gradually added to the paint and stirred in well. It is best to let it sit overnight and to apply it the following day. Of course, the prepared paint should then be whisked again well.

Tinted products: Why incorporate powder pigments?

To give wooden windows, parquet floors and other furniture a fresh touch, you can also use powder pigments, which are incorporated into oils. High-quality oils on a natural basis are the KOIMOS-Natural Oil or the ALISA-Hard Oil for furniture and the interior. Hard oils are concentrated resin-oils.

For DIY-projects with oils and powder pigments, you need a bit of sensitivity. If you warm up the oils in a water bath to about 60 degrees, mixing with the color pigments will be easier. However, the colors of the powder pigments can change slightly when they are combined with the oils, so we recommend to do test on a workpiece first.

We wish you good luck with painting!

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