Paint your huts colorful!

Who has not dreamed of his own hut in the forest? This magical adventure, soothing and exciting at the same time: go out and create a home, a retreat in which one is safe from the outside and at the same time in the middle of it. The more colorful the better …

If you still do not feel a h√§uslebaujucken in the fingertips, may take a look in "huts, teepees, tents" by Michael Beauvais. We particularly like the recycling hut, which is made from found bulky waste and pallets and with a lot of imagination and passion. Express huts builders looking for a quick hideaway simply assemble pallets to the inverted V, a few nails for safety and you're done. Then there is enough time to cover the pallets with leaves, grasses and twigs. Or to paint them with Sweden color brightly colored. That would have pleased a Tom Sawyer too …

Sweden Color
© Kevin Borrill, Unsplash

Recipe for making Sweden color


  • 350 g wheat flour
  • 1 kg ocher pigment (available in painting supplies and garden centers)
  • 100 g iron sulphate (in the garden center, department lawn care, available: it protects against fungal parasites)
  • 1/2 l of linseed oil
  • 1 tbsp black liquid soap (black soap improves the emulsion of the paint) or Savon de Marseille
  • 4 l of water

Production and application

1. Pour 1/2 liter of water in a saucepan and let the flour trickle with stirring slowly with a whisk; Make sure that no lumps arise.
2. Bring the mixture to a boil. Stir in ocher pigment and iron sulphate carefully and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
3. Stir in the linseed oil and simmer for another 15 minutes. Finally, add the black liquid soap.
4. Allow to cool.

Apply the Swedish color with a brush. If the color is too thick, dilute with a little water. This is also recommended for the first layer on previously uncoated wood. Allow to dry for 24 hours until application of the second coat.

Hut build Sweden color // RASPBERRY
© Oleg D., AT Verlag

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