Old Fashioned Milk Paint, Pint Bag (6oz)
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.
Our Small bag of Old Fashioned Milk Paint contains 170g/ 6oz of milk paint powder, and makes 1 American pint (16 floz) when mixed with water. It can be made up in small or large batches, and 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).
Coverage is approximately 35 square feet, usually enough for 2 coats on a large chest of drawers.