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In these uncertain times we are striving to maintain a normal service so you can keep painting! We will continue to use Royal Mail for standard deliveries and UPS or DPD for next day or larger orders. Whether furniture painting is your profession, your hobby or something you have been thinking about trying, we think you will love our milk paint! Get 10% off your first order with WELCOME10
Colour of the Month - Julep
Usher Spring in with one of our vibrant new greens, Julep. Introduced in December, this beautiful colour will surely lift the spirits.
Enjoy 10% Off Wildflower throughout the March.
Welcome to Old Fashioned Milk Paint UK
Old Fashioned Milk Paint is the faithful recreation of an ancient homemade paint formula, containing just milk protein (casein), lime and natural earth or mineral pigments, making it environmentally friendly, non-toxic, VOC-free, baby-safe, food-safe & biodegradable.
Beloved of woodworkers, furniture restorers, interior designers, artists and upcyclers, it is used as an authentic period finish in the restoration or reproduction of furniture or other wood projects, to achieve vintage colour in a flat, chalky finish, quite unlike any other paint.
Milk paint arrives in powder form to be mixed with water. When applied to a porous surface such as wood, driftwood or plaster, milk paint provides a breathable coating that will never chip or peel. With Extra Bond Agent you can use Milk Paint on non-porous surfaces too, such as previously painted or varnished furniture. Without the Extra Bond, Milk Paint will resist some pre-finished or pre-painted surfaces to achieve an authentically distressed or “chippy” look.
Authentic Milk Paint for Walls & Interiors
Farmhouse Finishes (formerly Safepaint for Walls) is a milk paint designed for use on walls and interiors. Our original formula was created for porous surfaces like wood and masonry. Farmhouse Finishes is formulated for use on non-porous surfaces such as previously painted walls. It will also adhere to other surfaces such as metal, or prior finished wood, cabinetry, furniture, etc. And you can certainly use it on porous surfaces like bare wood as well.
Farmhouse Finishes still has the flat finish, but is much more uniform and consistent over a large area than the original formula. It is also washable once cured. Like original milk paint, it is made from elements that pre-date the use of petrochemicals and other toxic bases and solvents, it is biodegradable, non-toxic, and odor-free when dry. Farmhouse Finishes is perfect by those who are chemically sensitive and those sensitive to the need to protect the environment.
The Original Milk Paint ~ 32 Historic Colours
Old Fashioned Milk Paint now comes in thirty two beautiful colours, but many more can be easily achieved, by mixing the powder together or lightening with Snow White (see our Colour Pallet & Tinting Chart for some of the options).
Home-made Milk Paint was heavily used by settlers in North America, and has come to epitomise the character and style of Early American and Colonial furniture and buildings. The texture and deep, rich colours of Old Fashioned Milk Paint were recreated from pieces of furniture found in museums like Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, New York's Metropolitan Museum and restored Shaker villages such as Old Sturbridge, using only natural earth pigments such as ochre, umber and iron oxide.
Eco Friendly | Zero VOC | Compostable | Odourless | Pet & Child Friendly | Food Safe | Quick Dry