Liquid white is a type of creamy fluid paint that you will get from a tube. This paint is very easy to use. You can simply blend your own liquid white oil paint with another color. You can use it as the primary layer of a painting to create a surface for painting on wet place. It is also called Magic Clear paint. The liquid clearer is used as a base coat before applying any color. After applying these initial several coats, the next color can be applied very easily. It is possible to give different effects in less time.
Paint has two main components: pigment and medium. Paint medium cannot melt pigment particles properly. You can make paint by mixing a hard and liquid material together in a smooth paste.
The process of making paint is easy enough to think of. You can dye the oil using some basic supplies like pigments, linseed oil and a spoon.
To create enough paint to save for future, you can use a muller for crushing the pigment into pieces. Why should you crush the pigment in the paint? You may see very fine powdered pigment, it is composed of a sum of pigment particles.
The Way Of Making Your Own Version Of Liquid White
You can yourself make your own version of liquid white oil paint by mixing white color with oil as medium. If you need the liquid paint to dry quickly, add some turpentine with your paint. If you want to keep the paint for future or a year, use a well can and seal the can well.
Necessary Elements for making your own liquid white oil paint:
- Oil and Pigment
- Refined beeswax
- Grindstone and muller
- a porcelain container and a tube
- Flat knife and spoon
- Safety equipment
The Process of Grinding Oil Paint
There are dissimilarities in the volume of essential oil for different pigments. The same formula will not apply to different pigments. Few pigments suck more oil compared to other pigments. Again there are some pigments which have low oil absorption capability. The following procedure will allow you prepare your essential oil paint.
Step 1 : Keep a small quantity of pigment in a pile in the middle of the surface. Make a short hole in the mid of the pile.
Step 2 : Gently add some drops of oil or a medium of color to the pigment. Add less oil at the beginning. It will easily break down the synthesis of pigment particle.
Step 3 : Use a spoon to fold the pigment in the oil. Now, mix the oil thoroughly with the pigment. You should mix the pigment repeatedly. Sometimes later, you will see the hard paste of the mixture. If you add more oil to the pigment, your paste may become softer.
Step 4 : Keep the muller on top of your paste. Hold the muller tightly and round it from the middle of the paste.Make a thin layer when grinding. The more you grind, the thinner the paste will be.
Step 5 : Spread the paste and collect it back in the middle of the surface. Repeat this process several times.
Step 6 : Once the paste has become more liquid, you can thicken it by adding some pigment to the paste mixture. Mix the pigments with a spoon.
Step 7 : When you feel that you have achieved the expected thickness of the paste, your paste is ready to use.
Note: With the help of a spoon, remove the excess paint from the ground next to the muller. Often it is quite hard to remove the muller from the grinding surface.
Steps To Store Oil Paints Into Tube
Step 1 : Hold the naked part at the bottom of the tube cap. Now fill the paint tube with a spoon or knife.
Step 2 : Fill the tube with remaining paint attached to the knife.
Step 3 : Paints might be pile up at the naked part of your tube. Press the and gently flip it sometimes to settle the paint in the tube. Repeat the same process a few times more.
Step 4 : Once your tube gets two-thirds full, you should close the tube cap.
Step 5 : Place the oil paint tube in a flat place. Then level the verge of the tube with a flat knife.
Step 6 : Do the same process once or twice. Fold the end of the tube.
You can wash your tools with thin vegetable oil, hot water and soap
Spreading of Your Pigment
Some pigments have the natural affection of oil but you will find exceptions. You will find many pigments which are quite difficult to adapt to the oil. The reason is that these pigments are the opposite of oil and have to be completely soaked in pigment oil. For all these pigments you can take the help of a small amount of mineral spirit before soaking in oil.
Use a spoon to blend the arid pigment with little mineral spirits and form an arid pure pile. Its purpose is to soak pigment particles. The paint should be mixed with mineral spirits so that the pigment can evaporate before it continues to be crushed.
Add Beeswax into Oil
You will find some pigments that harden during or after storage. You can crush the pigment into a hard paste before melting. You can improve your pigmentation by mixing a little wax with oil if you want. We will use 2% wax in the following process. You can mix as much wax as you need.
Step 1 : At first, heat 0.25 Liter of oil into a double boiler.
Step 2 : Mix 30 grams of raw beeswax into the oil and keep stirring well. Stir until the wax melts. Once mixed perfectly, remove from heat and allow to cool.
Step 3 : When the mixture cools down, add another 0.75 liters of oil and make 1 liter. White wax-oil has been made suitable for your use. Leave it for one more day, then you can use it. Store wax-oil in a glass bottle for future.
Heat the wax-oil medium before mixing with your pigment. Then pour into a porcelain container and add your pigments. Then crush with a grindstone. Once crushed, you can proceed to the flat surface with muller.
Grindstone can be heated. When the grindstone gets too hot, remove it and leave it to cool. Slightly temperature is required to confirm regular allocation of beeswax in the oil.