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The Real Milk Paint Co. Milk Paint

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Pros: super eco-friendly, cool packaging

Cons: gets dirty easy.

I saw this first used in a health food store here and town. they also sold the product. so when doing our daughter's nursery, it was a must have. It was easy to use. The down side is when it drieds, it looks a bit "dusty" like it has a very very thin layer of chalk. if your hands are wet, it can effect the paint too I've noticed. not a problem in a bedroom or living room, but could be in a bathroom or kitchen.
all in all, we are happy with our non-toxic choice.

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Pros: old-timey; nice colors; zero VOC (no toxic fumes!)

Cons: have to mix it yourself; expensive; mixing it involves a learning curve; very limited range of colors

I was young and innocent when I tried Milk Paint, and I had no idea how small a pint was. I got all excited because it was only about eight dollars for a pint!!! Eight dollars!! OMG!11!11!!!!! Yeah, well, that's because a pint is teeny - and milk paint doesn't seem to have great coverage in the first place. (Now it's about $10.)

I was also excited because Milk Paint is the kind of stuff people used in the Olden Days, one of the many cases where the most eco-friendly way to do something is to do it the way they did a couple of centuries ago or more. It seemed all retro and vintage and historical, like I was part of a great big chain of eco-friendly painters, reclaiming American walls from toxic airborne pollutants. Et cetera.

But Milk Paint did not work for me. Part of this was my fault: the instructions clearly explain when to add water and how much to mix it, and I switched the order, figuring that it would be easier and wouldn't matter. I ended up with chunky paint that gritted up my walls. I did better mixing up the next batch, but thought I would get more coverage out of it; in a desperate attempt to finish one wall without having to order more, I added more water and of course got a lot of weird watery drips and streaks all over the place.

To their credit, Milk Paint offers a refund if you're not satisfied; I didn't want to claim it when the problems lay in my mixing. But I wasn't satisfied anyway; it's very expensive for something I have to mix myself, doesn't cover much of the walls, and only comes in a fairly dark palette. I appreciate that they use eco-friendly all-natural substances, but that alone can't get them across all my walls.

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Pros: safe, fun, interesting, texture

Cons: need to have enough jelly jars saved...

 for years, i have been trying to obtain a natural, rich, textured, european, rustic look on my furniture pieces and interior walls.  unfortunately, i was going to lowes and home depot looking through their toxic paint sections hoping to to find "techniques" and products using chemically saturated paint products attempting to achieve a rustic, natural down-to-earth "look".  

 

at best, i'd walk out the door with several cans and containers which ultimately cost a small fortune.  it kinda reminds me of spending $250 on ripped and worn out jeans to get that old, worn-in look without actually being old and worn-out.

 

flash foward to REAL Milk Paint!  OMG... TEXTURE, bold & RICH color with TONS of personality.  LOTS of fun to use and SAFE and natural as an added bonus!  I feel as though i've gone to france or stepped back in time whenever i walk into my BEAUTIFUL milk painted rooms.  i will NEVER go back to boring latex, eggshell EVER again!

The Real Milk Paint Co. Milk Paint
Description:

Exclusive Formula Real Milk Paint ® was developed in our antique restoration business based on the need for authentic, Real Milk Paint ® in a traditional color palette. Real Milk Paint ®, in 28 colors, is our own exclusive formula made from all organic materials including powdered purified casein, lime and pigments. Real Milk Paint ® is a natural paint and is not a repackaged paint from another company, or simulated milk paint. Our powdered milk paint formula will remain useable for a minimum of a two-week period after being mixed with water. Other milk paints have a short pot life and congeal (jell) to a blob allowing only one day to use the mixed paint or be forced to discard the remainder.

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