Author Topic: Home made potato starch wood primer and eco-friendly lacquer  (Read 209 times)

Sjalabais

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It's an old video, but this had me really excited:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtFC4_UaPzI

All the beautiful craftsmanship aside, they mention a potato starch primer that is applied by bare hands. All I can find is that it might just be finely mashed potatoes and water. Also, at the final stage, a beautiful, presumably just as homemade and healthy coat of lacquer is applied with bare hands. We have all seen these dolls, and they stay beautiful for decades.

I spend way too much money on wood treatment products, and who doesn't like eco-friendly home made stuff?

So if anyone here knows how this works, and maybe can explain the inner workings/chemistry of it in addition to recipes, I would be very happy.