Got Milk Paint?


There’ll be no crying over spilt milk paint. Enough with the cans of decorative yet toxic paint stacking up in the crawl space of my basement. If only I had known about milk paint before I customized all my desks and armoires! This is a paint so safe and eco-friendly, you can throw the excess into the yard without harming your bushes or your brains.

Milk paint (casein paint) has been used by decorative painters for centuries because of its vibrant color and durability. I’ve come across antiques with the original color still intact. A Pennsylvania company called The Real Milk Paint Company® offers a palette of 28 fresh colors,  made from organic materials (powdered purified casein, lime and pigments) drawn from the age-old formula. The paint is best used on raw wood or unsealed walls and wall boards, and can spruce up outdoor furniture or covered porch wicker as well. So long solvents!

Image:  Katmere

Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.