The Traditional Paint Company Oil Bound Distemper

UN1263 (Pk Grp: III)
Ideal for Victorian building owners who seek to restore walls and furniture to their original state.
Available in 5 Litres
From £72.00 £60.00
In stock
Only %1 left
Product Description

Best Uses

You can apply Oil Bound Distemper to a variety of different surfaces found internally, primarily to walls and ceilings. Properly prepared plastered walls, concrete surfaces, brickwork surfaces, and asbestos surfaces are among the best substrates in which to apply this product to, as it dries to form a hard finish. This coating is ideal for use on inclement surfaces, which means a surface that will change or vary in condition or temperature easily. The coating works to battle against the inclement surface and maintain is natural performance regardless of the state of the wall or ceiling.


Apply only when temperatures are above 5ºC, failure to observe minimum temperature will result in poor film formation and poor adhesion.

Surfaces should not be painted when the relative humidity is above 65%. A good test is to moisten the surfaces and if it dries within 10-15 minutes painting can begin. Immediately before use thoroughly stir the contents and always replace the lid when not in use.
Apply via brush or roller. Apply two coats. Apply and handle distemper as you would a modern emulsion using a good quality brush making sure to brush out well and to not apply too thick.

The History of Oil Bound Distemper

One of the main properties of Oil Bound Distemper is that it contains rabbit skin glue. This substance is a traditional natural adhesive. Adhesion is a vital property for any long lasting paint coating. For any internal paint, it is also important that the natural appearance is maintained. This paint will not flake, blister, or crack when exposed to difficult conditions. In old Victorian buildings, conditions can often become wet and cold when exposed to differing humidities. This is due to the buildings often being constructed without a damp proof membrane.

Oil Bound Distemper has become increasingly popular over the last couple of decades. This is as Victorian building owners seek to restore the walls and furniture to their original state. With a soft-matt finish, users can apply this product with a brush or roller. Apply two coats to ensure the perfect finish.

Technical Details

Technical Info

Components: Single Pack
Type: Casein Distemper
Finish: Matt
Stock Colours: Available in White & a broad range of colours available including Colour Matching
Tintable: Yes. Please note, bespoke tints are non refundable / exchangeable
Suitable Substrates: Properly prepared plastered walls, concrete surfaces, brickwork surfaces, and asbestos surfaces
Application Method: Brush or Roller
Theoretical Coverage: 10m2 per litre depending upon type of application and surface porosity
Touch Dry: Average drying time 30 minutes at 20°C
Overcoatable: After 2-4 hours at 20°C
Cleaner / Thinner: Water
Shelf Life: 3 months if stored in original unopened container at temperatures between 5 and 25°C.
Packaging: Available in 5 Litres

The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.

Customer further agrees that Promain have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets and are not liable for failure due to misapplication or inadequate substrate cleaning and preparation. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

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