How to Make PVA Glue Paint

PVA Glue Paint Recipe

This is an easy to make paint great for craft projects or when you need some paint quickly.

You will Need:

  • Pigment
  • PVA Glue
  • Water
  • Teaspoon
  • Mixing stick
  • Containers for paint


Squeeze a small amount of PVA glue into a container.
Add the pigment to the PVA using a teaspoon or similar, you don't need a lot, so start small and increase the amount if necessary.
Slowly mix the pigment and PVA together with the mixing stick or a brush.

Test the paint, if it is to thick, add small amounts of water until the required consistency is achieved.

NOTE: Only mix up enough for what you need as it dries quite quickly. If you cover any unused paint with a plastic bag or airtight covering, it should remain usable for up to 24 hours.