Old-Fashioned Milk Paint
Comes in 20 colors, a base with no pigment (you add your own), plus a Milk Paint Primer which is helpful on certain close-grained hardwoods that are not very porous. Packaged as a powder, you add water to make a pint, quart, or gallon.
As in originally produced home-made milk paint, the Old-Fashioned Milk Paint uses 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. The paint contains no lead, no chemical preservatives, no 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. 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.
Many variations in color can be easily achieved. Milk Paint will produce an antique uneven matte surface when first applied. You can also create a semi-gloss look by simply burnishing the painted surface. When used with Antique Crackle, Milk Paint will result in a textured surface with a "time worn" look to accent country interiors. Milk Paint is packaged in a dry powder form allowing you to 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.
The following color chart shows the base colors and demonstrates how you can tint colors with Snow White:
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