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La pintura al l�tex m�s barata, en Argentina, cuesta alrededor de 1.17 U$S el litro. La que les
presento hoy cuesta solamente 0.65 U$S, y no tiene nada que envidiarle en cuanto a resultados.

La receta me la pas� un amigo ruso que vive en Argentina desde hace unos 14 a�os.


The cheapest latex paint, here in Argentina, is around U$S 1.17 per liter. That I am presenting today's costs only U$S 0.65, and has nothing to envy in terms of results.

This recipe was handed to me by a Russian friend who has lived in Argentina for about 14 years.

Step 1: Materials & tools (materiales y herramientas)

1) Leche descremada o parcialmente descremada, en cantidad suficiente para los litros de pintura que usted calcule que va a necesitar.
2) Cemento para mamposter�a, 1/4 en volumen respecto de la leche.
3) Recipiente/s de tama�o adecuado.
4) Cuchara de tama�o adecuado.
5) Algo para revolver la mezcla. Puede ser una varilla de madera, un tubo de pl�stico, algo as�.
6) Pincel o rodillo para pintar.
7) Opcional, una gata.

1) Skimmed or partly skimmed milk, enough for the number of gallons of paint you think you'll need.
2) Masonry Cement, 1/4 in volume compared with the milk.
3) Container/s of appropriate size.
4) Spoon of appropriate size.
5) Something to stir the mixture. It may be a wooden stick, a plastic tube, like that.
6) Brush or paint roller.
7) Optionally, a she cat.

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<p>Perd&ograve;n por mi ignorancia pero: el cemento que usa es el mismo de los &quot;pisos de cemento alisado&quot;? Porque si es as&igrave; seguramente servir&agrave;n los mismos pigmentos que se usan en esos pisos justamente.</p>
Es cemento com&uacute;n, el mismo que he visto que usan para los pisos alisados. <br><br>Pero finalmente he llegado a la conclusi&oacute;n de que no es negocio pijotear en pintura, porque es m&aacute;s el trabajo de pintar que el costo de la materia prima. M&aacute;s vale comprar una buena. <br><br>Creo que esto es una soluci&oacute;n de emergencia. Tambi&eacute;n la cal sirve.
do you know of a way to add color to the paint?
No, I don't know it.
The farmer barns in our country have been traditionally painted red.<br><br>My understanding is that they use to make paint much like you do with milk and lime. Then they added iron oxide (rust) as a coloring agent.
Maybe it is as you say.<br><br>I confess that I did not dare to use this paint when I painted some rooms in my house last year. The cost of the paint is inversely proportional to the hours of work to get a good result.<br><br>I think that recipe is useful when the aesthetic don't matter.
Why not use white cement in place of lime.... that way you don't need to wait &quot;45 days&quot; for the lime to ferment. here in India, the painters use white cement as a protective coating on plastered walls (applied with a brush) before they use expensive paints
Sorry, you did not understand because I have not been very explicit. No waiting 45 days, the paint is used at the time to do it. Anyway your suggestion is very useful.
Sorry for the misunderstanding..... the comment wasn't directed at you but towards the suggestion of pmartinez which suggested the use of lime in the place of cement to enable using colours as needed...<br>Please read below<br>&quot;Oct 1, 2010. 3:46 PMpmartinez says:<br>Hola, mis disculpas, es importante fermentar la cal por unos 45 d&iacute;as, el polvo de cal reacciona con el agua y crea una sustancia pastosa, se usa mas que nada para pintar el tronco de los arboles. Esa sustancia lechosa es a la que me refiero, mi pregunta es, a esa sustancia se puede mesclar con leche y cemento para pintar laminas de zinc.<br>Gracias<br><br>Hi, my apologies for the misunderstanding, Is important to ferment lime for at least 45 days with water, this reaction creates a creamy paste, that can be used to paint, mostly tree. My question is, can this substance be added to milk and cement to paint zinc metal sheets. (old tin roofing )<br>Thank you&quot;
OK, now Understand. This flaw is derived from the technic impossibility of separate the different previous messages, then each new msg added is sent to all others.
Hola Rimar2000,gracias por tus instructables,y sobretodo por ponerlos en castellano.Este me ha parecido muy interesante,pero......y si queremos otros colores??.Un saludo desde Espa&ntilde;a.
Hola tecnicus. Alguien coment&oacute; que la cal tambi&eacute;n se puede usar, en reemplazo del cemento. En ese caso supongo que no habr&aacute; problema en agregar un color de esos que vienen en pomos pl&aacute;sticos. <br /> <br /> <strong><span class="medium_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Hola tecnicus.">Hello tecnicus. </span><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Alguien coment&oacute; que la cal tambi&eacute;n se puede usar, en reemplazo del cemento.">Someone commented that lime can also be used to replace cement. </span><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="En ese caso supongo que no habr&aacute; problema en agregar un color de esos que vienen en pomos pl&aacute;sticos.">In that case I suppose there is no problem in adding a color of those that come in plastic bottles.</span></span></strong><br />
Hola rimar2000, primero gracias por los aportes que has hecho, con la cal es importante fermentar la para que esta se pueda usar como pintura. Eso es lo que hacemos en Costa Rica para pintar los arboles. <br><br>Hello rimar2000, first thank you for all of the instructables you have posted. Remember, when it comes to lime, is important you ferment it first, so you can use it as paint. That is what is done in Costa Rica to paint trees. <br><br>Gracias/Thank you<br>PedroM
Hola Pedro, gracias por tu comentario. Cuando dices &quot;es importante fermentarla&quot; supongo que te refieres a la leche. Yo hice la prueba con cal y leche fresca, y parece ser que la leche reacciona o se combina de alguna manera con la cal en polvo, porque al mezclarlas se produce un olor &aacute;spero, ni agradable ni desagradable, que se mantiene por meses mientras la pintura est&aacute; guardada en el recipiente. Tambi&eacute;n pude apreciar que con el correr de los d&iacute;as el l&iacute;quido, al principio fluido, empieza a coagular, supongo que debe ser por la case&iacute;na de la leche. De todas maneras, cuando tuve que pintar mi casa hace unos meses, no me anim&eacute; a usar esa pintura porque prefer&iacute; ir a lo seguro, un l&aacute;tex de mediana calidad, dado que cuesta mucho m&aacute;s el trabajo que la pintura.<br> <br> <strong>Hey Peter, thanks for your comment. When you say &quot;it is important you ferment it first&quot; I assume you mean to milk. I did the test with lime and fresh milk, and milk appears that react or otherwise combine with lime powder, because when mixing occurs a harsh smell, neither pleasant nor unpleasant, that is held for months while the paint is stored in the container. I also perceived that with the passing of the days the liquid, fluid first, begins to coagulate, I guess maybe it's the milk's casein. Anyway, when I had to paint my house a few months ago, I did not dare to use that picture because I preferred to play it safe, a medium quality latex because it costs a lot more work than painting.</strong>
Hola, mis disculpas, es importante fermentar la cal por unos 45 d&iacute;as, el polvo de cal reacciona con el agua y crea una sustancia pastosa, se usa mas que nada para pintar el tronco de los arboles. Esa sustancia lechosa es a la que me refiero, mi pregunta es, a esa sustancia se puede mesclar con leche y cemento para pintar laminas de zinc. <br>Gracias<br><br>Hi, my apologies for the misunderstanding, Is important to ferment lime for at least 45 days with water, this reaction creates a creamy paste, that can be used to paint, mostly tree. My question is, can this substance be added to milk and cement to paint zinc metal sheets. (old tin roofing )<br>Thank you
Hola Pedro. No tengo idea de si esta pintura sirve para pintar chapas de zinc. Habr&iacute;a que hacer la prueba, que lleva unos meses, porque al principio todas las pinturas se agarran bien sobre el zinc, pero luego se despegan solas. Respecto de pintar los troncos de los &aacute;rboles, ac&aacute; en Argentina se prohibi&oacute; en muchos lugares porque alguien dijo que los da&ntilde;aba. De hecho, hace a&ntilde;os no se ven troncos pintados.<br> <br> <strong>Hi Peter. I have no idea if this paint can be used to paint zinc sheets. We should do the test, which takes a few months, because at first all the paintings they hold well on the zinc, but then take off alone. Regarding painting the trunks of trees, here in Argentina was banned in many places because someone said that it hurts them. In fact, years ago are not seen painted trunks.</strong>
I think that was great.&nbsp; I have just put up a cement cinder block column and will use this paint technique on it.
The version of this that I saw used lime instead of cement. The alkaline added to the milk creates glue. Red clay (terra cotta) can be used as a pigment, as can other colorants.
Oh, that is better! Lime is much cheaper than cement, and being white, one can put any color. Thanks by the info.
Very interesting and very clever. Milk has long been used in some types of glue. I expect the milk has a chemical make up that is necessary for this paint to work. Thank you.
Thanks, Phil. I did not invent it, a friend gave me the recipe.

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