Distemper paints are those made with glue derived from plant, animal or modern sources. Here we offer three recipes, both traditional and modern, for working with this type of paint. Distemper has its source in very traditional architecture. The finishes are quite unique as are the advantages. For small quantities, Glue paints without whiting can be found in our Recipes for Artist's Paints and are excellent for stenciling work and fine detail.