Link of the week

Old Fashioned Milk Paint

This past week was the first time I have used it, and now I am hooked.

Old Fashioned Milk PaintIt’s milk paint. And, this Earth friendly, old time finish is made of milk protein, limestone and a few other ingredients. It’s really easy to apply with a brush, rag or by spraying and gives a great look to your projects.

While it gives a great look to projects such as Windsor chairs, it can really be used for any kind of project to give an interesting and non-toxic finish.

If you have never tried it, you have to give it a shot.

5 thoughts on “Link of the week”

  1. Had terrible results with the product pictured. It was very clumpy when mixed and produced very little yield. And its quite pricy. I’m hooked on General Finishes line of milk paint. Although its not a true “milk” paint, it sprays extremely well and gives a great looking finish. The only drawback is the limited range of colors available.

  2. I’ve used the premixed stuff and it gave my project a very cool old/new look.
    A little pricey, but worth it in the right application.

  3. It is using casein base as binder. Calcium carbonate. Kaolin, and others additives such at levelling agent, coupling agent, matting agent. or even other secret recipe.

  4. I agree with Keith that “powder milk paint ” is not ease to mix, use or store, not user friendly. Durability and ease of use are things that mater most to me.

    Just to touch on your point Keith about GENERAL FINISHES MILK PAINT limited range of colors. They are in the process of revamping the milk paint line and adding 14 more colors and hear some may be LOUD! Matter of fact, they recently had a contest to name some of new colors.


  5. Just an FYI – the General Finishes “Milk Paint” really isn’t milk paint… it’s an acrylic. Real milk paint is bubbly, quirky and some wild stuff.

    Yes, it has its down sides, but if you can understand that it’s a natural product, why it’s UDDERLY awesome!

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