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Real Milk Paint

Original price $18.99 - Original price $69.99
Original price
$18.99 - $69.99
Current price $18.99
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Real Milk Paint is environmentally friendly and non-toxic, powder paint! All you need to do is add water!

What's Included

  • 100% organic ingredients, food contact safe paint
  • Matte finish that is easy to distress
  • Powdered paint - mix with water (lasts up to two weeks in liquid form)

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    What Is In Real Milk Paint?

    Milk paint powder is made with casein (Milk protein), calcium lime, natural pigment colors, and plant based filler (Edible)

    How To Mix Real Milk Paint For Use


    Make sure the surface is free of contamination, wax, grease, or oils. We recommend TSP (trisodium phosphate) as a cleaner. For painting over nonporous or previously finished surfaces always test for adhesion or use Ultra Bond to ensure adhesion. Real Milk Paint® is a natural product and sticks best to other natural, porous surfaces like raw wood, concrete, brick, terra cotta, etc.


    To remove conventional paints, we recommend Soy Gel. Or use Milk Paint Remover to strip away protein-based paints like milk paint.



    Each Real Milk Paint® package contains the appropriate amount of powdered milk paint to create the stated amount of paint (sample, pint, quart, gallon). The recommended mixture is one part milk paint powder to one part water.

    • Quart – 2.5 cups


    Remove the bag from the can. Measure the desired amount of Real Milk Paint® powder into the can. Add equal parts of water into can. Tap water can be used. For best results, use warm or distilled water. Place the marble in the can. Securely place the lid on the can and shake for approximately 5 minutes. Let paint rest for 10-20 minutes so Real Milk Paint® powder fully dissolves in water. Repeat shaking steps if clumps are present in the milk paint.


    Real Milk Paint® should have a creamy consistency. If the paint is too thin, add small amounts of milk paint powder, stirring and shaking as necessary. If the consistency of the paint is too thick, add small amounts of water into the mixture. Reduce potential foaming of milk paint by using Anti-Foam.


    Stir frequently while painting. Apply with a natural bristle brush, painter’s brush, foam brush, or foam roller. Allow Real Milk Paint® to dry on the surface for 30 minutes (or until dry to the touch) before applying successive coats. For complete and even coverage, two coats are recommended.


    Milk paint is naturally porous and if left unsealed may absorb dirt, greases, and stains. After the paint has dried, it can be sealed with a variety of finishes. Some of our recommendations include Soft Wax, Finishing Creams, Hemp Oil, and Pure Tung Oil.


    Real Milk Paint® has a 3-year shelf life as a dry powder and 14 day-use after mixing with water. Dispose of unwanted milk paint in compost or by local disposal regulations. Clean up with mild soap and water. Clean your brushes professionally by using Lye Soap.

    How Much Does a Pint of Real Milk Paints Cover?

    Real Milk Paint® Quart size covers approximately 70 sq. feet. This size has the ability to cover a large dresser, small hutch, or headboard and footboard of a bed.

    Tips, Tricks and Additional Information

    Tips and Tricks

    Milk Paint is highly customizable to create the look, texture, and feel you envision. Here are a few ways to manipulate the paint to create different looks;


    • To create a wash, stain, or pickling effect with the milk paint, simply add more water to the milk paint mixture.
    • For a crackle or “alligator” look, paint over previously finished surfaces. Also, you can use Natural Crackle to ensure you get that aged look!
    • Want it chippy? Real Milk Paint® has great adhesion qualities and sometimes need some extra help chipping away from the surface. That’s where Chippy Paste comes in!


    Can you use Real Milk Paint in a spraying?

    It is possible to spray milk paint! Here are a few recommendations when looking to spray Real Milk Paint®.


    • Adding water into your container first, then adding the milk paint can aid in better mixing.
    • Mix milk paint according to the instructions above. Using a mixing paddle or whisk is also recommended to ensure any clumps get broken up.
    • Allow mixed paint to rest overnight so that milk paint powder fully dissolves.
    • Strain the mixed milk paint through a cheesecloth or paint strainer before pouring into the hopper.
    • Use the largest needle size on spray gun to allow any large particles to pass through the gun.


    CAUTION: Contains calcium hydroxide (lime) may burn eyes and skin. Flush and rinse with warm water immediately.

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