Old Fashioned Milk Paint Old Fashioned Milk Paint, Salem Red


Old fashioned Milk paint arrives to your door in powder form, ready to be mixed with water. Used on furniture and other porous surfaces for a flat, chalky finish, it is available in 32 historic base colours, which can also be mixed together to create bespoke colours.



Milk paint is a re-creation of an ancient homemade formula, used for centuries before the introduction of commercially made latex paints. Milk paint is the most durable paint available on porous surfaces, meaning its colour will not fade over time. It can be sealed with Old Fashioned Milk Paint's flat varnish, wax, or oil.

As milk paint contains only natural ingredients such as milk protein, lime and earth pigments, it is completely non-toxic, baby-safe, food-safe and biodegradable.


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Old Fashioned Milk paint is run by a small, family dynamic which helps keep their process localised and traditional. Their studio and products are both United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biobased, and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) certified. This means their paint is made from biological products sourced through organic and raw materials, and it doesn’t include any food, feed, or fuel. Milk Paint uses the original recipe discovered in 1974 by Charles Thibeau, but the idea of milk paint has existed for thousands of years.

The primary materials used in the milk paint are Casein (milk proteins), lime, and earth pigments. This means that the paint they make is eco friendly, non-toxic, VOC-free, food-safe, and biodegradable, and it contains no chemicals, preservatives, fungicides, hydrocarbons or any other petroleum derivatives. Milk paint is known to be one of the world’s most durable paints, meaning it won’t chip or peel, and its rich colour won’t fade over time. Milk paint is perfect to use for those with chemical sensitivities, or even for your children’s toys.

Milk Paint arrives in a powder form, ready to be mixed with water to be activated. This comes in a resealable bag, which can be recycled when the paint is used up. This ensures minimal wastage when painting projects, and you can be sure the paint isn’t dried up when you come to touch it up!
Technical Specification
All Old Fashioned Milk Paint's packaging can be recycled, even their sample bags.

Old Fashioned Milk Paint

Old Fashioned Milk Paint is the faithful recreation of an ancient homemade paint formula, containing just milk protein, lime and natural earth pigments, making it eco friendly, non-toxic, VOC-free, food-safe & biodegradable. Loved by woodworkers, furniture restorers and upcyclers as an authentic period finish on furniture or other wood projects, it is used to achieve vintage colour in a flat, chalky finish, quite unlike any other paint. Also now available for walls, milk paint arrives in powder form to be mixed with water.