Khadi Prakritik Paint
An innovative, eco-friendly and cost-effective product inspired from the age-old Indian tradition of coating the walls and floor of the houses with cow dung. The ancient practice is redesigned into a modern product – Emulsion Paint by scientifically treating cow dung, the main raw material of this paint. The eight natural benefits i.e. the Ashta Laabh of the paint make it unique and an ideal protection for the walls. The paint is washable, waterproof, durable and dries quickly in just 4 hours. It conforms to BIS standards.
Distempered surfaces can be easily marked and discoloured, and cannot be washed down, so distemper is best suited to temporary and interior decoration. The technique of painting on distempered surfaces blends watercolors with whiting and glue. “The colours are mixed with whitening, or finely-ground chalk, and tempered with size. The whitening makes them opaque and gives them ‘body,’ but is also the cause of their drying light … a source of considerable embarrassment to the inexperienced eye is that the colours when wet present such a different appearance from what they do when dry.
Emulsion paint consists of tiny polymer particles within which the pigments are trapped. The particles are suspended in water, then as the paint dries the particles fuse together creating a film of paint on the wall. Once this happens the polymer can’t be resuspended in water, which is why you can’t wash a water-based emulsion paint back off the wall once it has dried.