Old Fashioned Milk Paint, Gallon Bag
Authentic ~ Durable ~ Beautiful
First launched in 1974, Old Fashioned Milk Paint was the first commercially produced milk paint, a re-creation of the ancient home-made formula used for centuries before the sale of commercially made paints. Beloved of woodworkers, furniture restorers, interior designers, artisans and upcyclers, it is an authentic period finish for use in the restoration or reproduction of antiques or other wood projects, to achieve vintage colour in a flat finish. Milk Paint is the most colour durable paint available on porous surfaces (it will not fade!), and is also ideal for aging techniques such as distressing, chipping or crackling. It can be sealed with our flat varnish, wax or oil. It is available in 20 historic base colours, but you can mix them together to achieve hundreds of shades, or lighten any colour with Snow White.
As milk paint contains only natural ingredients such as milk protein (casein), lime and earth pigments, it is completely non-toxic, baby-safe, food-safe and biodegradable. Download our Material Safety Datasheet for more infornation.
We now carry Gallon bags of Old fashioned Milk Paint in limited colours for larger projects, although any of the 20 base colours can be ordered on request (please allow 2 weeks for delivery). The bag contains 1.46kg of powder, and can be made up in small or large batches. Leftover powder can be stored in indefinitely in an airtight container, however once mixed with water, it will need to be used immediately (or within 24 hours if refrigerated overnight).