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Milk Paint Basics

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Milk Paint Basics

This week I thought I would outline some "milk paint basics", including preparation, mixing and applying. Sometimes people are a little put off by the idea of having to mix powder and water and worry that they will get the quantities wrong. But honestly it is so simple and forgiving, and mixing the paint takes no time at all, so I hope to show there is really nothing to fear. And the finish you get from milk paint is truly like no other paint, so it really is worth a tiny bit of mxing! Probably the easiest way to demonstrate...

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Reasons to try Milk Paint

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Reasons to try Milk Paint

Happy Friday!  Today I thought I would share some interesting facts about milk paint you may not know. There are so many reasons to love it... First of all, did you know you can mix your own colours? Old Fashioned Milk Paint colors were developed to match the furniture and buildings shown at several restored villages in New England, and museum displays such as those in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Winterthur, Colonial Williamsburg and Philadelphia Museum of Art.The original Colonial pieces we copied were painted with home-made milk paint, with vivid colors and...

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Our Milk Paint Brands

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Our Milk Paint Brands

Old Fashioned Milk Paint is the original formula milk paint first created nearly 50 years ago following the authentic home recipe. There are 32 colours in all, the original 20 of which are historic Shaker style colours, with 12 more being added in 2019, still in keeping with this classic heritage. These traditional colours are used extensively by woodworkers and reproduction furniture makers looking for an authentic period finish, but also by lovers of colonial or "primitive" colours. Sweet Pickins Milk Paint is our new Boutique line, still authentic milk paint using the same eco friendly ingredients, but with over...

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Old Fashioned Milk Paint, a centuries old paint formula, is now in the UK

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Old Fashioned Milk Paint, a centuries old paint formula, is now in the UK

I am so proud to be the official distributor of Old Fashioned Milk Paint in the UK. This amazing paint has been part of my life since I first discovered it in 2002, when I opened my shop The Blueberry Store, importing and selling traditional Shaker furniture, folk art and home decor from New England. This original brand of milk paint was being used by the Shaker Workshop to create authentic period colour on their beautiful reproduction furniture I was selling. The Shakers would have used this type of paint in the 19th century on their original furniture pieces, but then...

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Old Fashioned Milk Paint UK Press Release, July 2020

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Old Fashioned Milk Paint UK Press Release, July 2020

Download our press release: Old Fashioned Milk Paint UK Press Release, July 2020

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