New Video: No. 21 — Flour Paint

We make flour paint (A.K.A. Barn Red Paint, Swedish Red), which was traditionally used on the exterior of buildings in the preindustrial age. It is made up of largely safe and nontoxic materials: water, flour, rust, and linseed oil.


  • 8 L water (8.5 qt)
  • 650 g flour (22.9 oz)
  • 2.5 kg iron oxide (5.5 lb)
  • 250 g iron sulfate (8.8 oz)
  • 1 L boiled linseed oil (1.1 qt)
  • 100 ml colorless dishsoap (3.4 fl oz)

Check out the rest of the recipe with application recommendations at Ardec’s great site.

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