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Milk Paints and Oil Finishes

When you first hear the words "milk paint", you might think that it s a new products, because you have never heard about such a thing. However, it is quite the opposite – milk paint has been used for thousands of years. Early settlers brought this method of paint making to North America more than 250 years ago. Basic ingredients include milk, limestone, clay, and natural pigments like coal, berries, roots, seeds and minerals. This resulted in a durable paint evident today by antiques showing the original milk painted finish.


Homestead House Milk Paint Colors*

(*) We do our best to display accurate colors online, but the on-screen colour representations vary from actual paint colours. Every single computer monitor will display these colors differently.


All our milk painted items are finished with 2-3 layers of natural oils. Upon request we can finish any of milk painted pieces with food-safe hempseed oil and beeswax. Please, contact us for more information on these organic finishes.