Old Fashioned Milk Paint Sweet Pickins Clear Beeswax Varnish, 8oz


Our new line of all natural waxes are perfect for protecting your milk painted pieces and giving them a soft, smooth feel. Our Beeswax is made of all natural ingredients, is VOC free and is hand poured using the best ingredients on the market.


Clear Wax is non yellowing, so you can use it with confidence over whites and lighter colours. Our waxes are free of any drying agents, so you have plenty of time to work with the wax, and can be buffed to a low sheen or a high shine. 

And Clear wax smells amazing! It has a fresh citrus scent.


  • It is best to apply the wax with a wax brush so you can get into all the nooks and crannies of the piece as well as making it easier to get a nice, even coat. Simply apply the wax in a even coat then use a clean, lint free cloth to wipe the wax until you like the look and then let dry. Because the wax has no drying agents, it will take a few days to be dry to the touch and not smudge. But that means you have plenty of time to get the look just right – it's basically fool proof.
  • A little wax goes a long way and you only need a very thin coat. A small pot of wax will last you through many projects.
  • Clean your brushes with white spirit.
  • If your piece gets scratched, simply apply a small amount of wax on that part and rebuff.

8oz Tub

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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
Ingredients: Beeswax, Carnuba Wax, natural solvent

Size: 8oz Tub

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.