Homestead House continues the tradition of our past by producing authentic milk paints using similar basic ingredients. Our recipe stays true to that of an authentic milk paint containing natural ingredients such as chalk, clay, limestone, casein (a milk protein) and pigments. Unlike some Milk Paint found in a can there are NO VINYL resins.
What is Milk Paint?
Milk Paint is the oldest natural paint known to man and can still be found in some cave paintings. This paint contains milk protein (casein), limestone, clay, chalk and natural non-toxic pigments made from iron oxides and those synthesized from natural resources. The result is a very durable paint popularly used by modern designers, green consumers and homeowners seeking to capture a variety of modern, trendy, antique and textured looks (in fact when using less water than called for the texture can even be used for embossing !!). Our authentic milk paint provides a long lasting, very durable and hard as stone finish for interior or exterior uses! No other modern paint can create the unique look that can be easily achieved by using Milk Paint.
It can be absorbed into a porous surface that never chip or peel. Milk Paint is suitable for both interior and exterior applications and is naturally mold resistant. Milk paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting plaster, drywall, primed drywall, straw bale houses and a variety of other surfaces.
With our Bonding Agent you can now use Milk Paint on even more surfaces such as previously painted walls with a gloss sheen, varnished or lacquered surfaces, previous coats of paint, ceramic tiles, meta or, glass.
I quart will cover 70 to 75ft or a dresser and a side table. 2 quarts a large hutch.