Distemper Paints

Distemper Paint Recipes & Tutorials

Distemper paints are those made with glue derived from plant, animal or modern sources. Here we offer three recipes, both traditional and modern, for working with this type of paint. Distemper has its source in very traditional architecture. The finishes are quite unique as are the advantages. For small quantities, Glue paints without whiting can be found in our Recipes for Artist's Paints and are excellent for stenciling work and fine detail.

Can you make distemper paint at home?

Distemper paints can be made at home with ease by binding whiting with an organic binder such as glue derived from a plant or animal. Water serves as a perfect base for any additional pigments to provide you with endless color options.

Distempter Size or Glue Paint
Distemper Cellulose Paint
Distemper PVA Paint