All-natural paint deeply rooted in tradition
In 1974, after much experimentation, Old-Fashioned Milk Paint recreated an old milk paint formula to provide an authentic finish for their primary business of building reproduction furniture. Since then they have sold their paint to professionals who are either restoring original Colonial or Shaker furniture, making reproductions, or striving for an interior design look that is both authentic and beautiful.
Milk Paint is now gaining an even wider usage because it contains only ingredients that are all-natural and will not harm the environment. Old-Fashioned Milk Paint’s authentic real milk paint is truly a “green paint,” and comes in 20 beautiful colors.
As in originally produced home-made milk paint, they use milk protein, lime, clay, and earth pigments such as ochre, umber, iron oxide, lampblack, etc. The lime is alkaline but becomes totally inert when mixed with the slightly acid milk. They don’t use lead, chemical preservatives, or fungicides. Milk paint contains no hydrocarbons or any other petroleum derivatives.
Old-Fashioned Milk Paint is environmentally safe and non-toxic. There is a slight milky odor when it is applied, but it is completely odorless when dry. The paint is safe for children’s furniture and toys, and can also be used for interiors of homes of people who are allergic to modern paints.
The deep rich colors of Milk Paint authentically reflect those colors found on existing antique furniture and buildings. Old-Fashioned Milk Paint is made in small batches, using earth pigments. Modern paints cannot compare with the colors and the texture of the finish for achieving the “old” or “country look” of Colonial or Shaker furniture and interiors. And, like the paints used hundreds of years ago, the colors in Milk Paint will not fade.
Milk Paint is packaged in a dry powder form allowing you to control the thickness of the paint for use as either a wash/stain, full cover coat, or for stenciling. Also, colors can be mixed to form various other hues and tones. For example: 6 tablespoons of Pitch Black to one pint of Lexington Green makes a wonderful dark green for Windsor chairs.