Colour of the Month - Wildflower
With Valentine's Day approaching there was only one colour to choose this month ~ Wildflower, our beautiful new dusky pink.
One of the twelve stunning new colours introduced in December, this muted pink is relaxed and calming as well as romantic.
Enjoy 10% Off Wildflower throughout the February.
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.
New Colours, New Packaging!
In December we introduced our twelve new colours to both the Old Fashioned Milk Paint and Farmhouse Finishes ranges.
These beautiful new shades, and the 20 originals, are all available in new, resealable bags. Now you don't have to decant it into plastic boxes or glass jars to keep it fresh, you can just reseal it and it will keep indefinitely.
Don't worry, we have kept the lovely kraft bag look!
Our Farmhouse Finishes Safepaint comes in the foil bags but now inside kraft boxes.
We hope you will love the new look and new colours as much as we do!
Eco Friendly | Zero VOC | Compostable | Odourless | Pet & Child Friendly | Food Safe | Quick Dry