Our Story

Our story begins in a small blue Pennsylvania barn. That’s where the vision for the Real Milk Paint Co. was born. Our founder, Dwayne Siever, started off refinishing antique pieces of furniture back to their original, historical finish. The finish on the pieces that came into his shop were carefully researched and renovated so that their true character would not be lost through time. It was during this process that he found that modern day paints just didn’t have the same look, texture, and feel as the paints used on the pieces coming under his care. Why was this? Well, glad you asked. The reason modern day paints couldn’t mimic what was originally used on the antiques was because it was not the same paint. They used milk paint.

After this realization Dwayne began the creating his own small batches of milk paint using traditional, natural ingredients to get back to the roots of the paint. Soon, more and more people were curious about this historical paint. He began making larger batches and more colors to meet the needs of the craftsmen surround him. In 1995 the Real Milk Paint Co. was launched with a line ten Real Milk Paint® colors.

Since our humble beginnings we have grown and even moved! Now located in the heartland of Tennessee we manufacture 56 unique colors of Real Milk Paint® using only the best, natural ingredients. We are still a family owned small business with a unified mission to provide finishing products that make living easier on the earth, easier on you. We are committed to producing only the highest quality products backed by that local, down the street hardware store kind of customer service.

That’s the story of us! Will you be a part of it?

Meet the Team!

Dwayne

Founder | CEO | Mastermind

This is the man who started it all! It was his entreprenurial spirit that brought the Real Milk Paint Co. into existence. He wears many hats here (literally!) and is constantly looking for ways to improve our products and services.

Beth

Plant Manager | CFO | Operations

Beth is the main support for the daily operations of Real Milk Paint Co. She makes sure that the connection between the factory and office is seamless and running smoothly. She loves to bring in new foods to have the team try on our weekly Friday lunches. From falafels to homemade tomato bread there’s always something new to eat together!

Tonya

Order Fulfillment | Customer Service

Tonya is the person who makes sure your order gets fulfilled and sent out to you on time! She also answers the phones to help customers find the right product, troubleshoot, or anything else that may come up. Her love is music and so she frequently enjoys spending time in the nearby Music City of Nashville!

Shane

Creative Designer | Social Media Manager
| Customer Service

Shane is the creative one of the team who works every day to elevate the brand of Real Milk Paint Co. From creating graphics, videos, and images he is always looking for ways to better communicate the benefits and uses of our products. Plus, he is the one who actively manages our social media accounts so you may see his face now and then on those platforms!

Dana

Retailer Representative | Customer Service

Dana is the point person for all of our retailers! She is always looking to help them and our customers in any way possible. She is always positive and encouraging. She loves to talk about and ride her horses through the Tennessee countryside.

Irene

Inventory Fulfillment | Order Fulfillment

Irene is the one who packages all of our products so they can be shipped out. Always keeping the shelves stocked with the freshest products she is an integral part in keeping the factory in motion.

Jeremy

Inventory Fulfillment | Order Fulfillment

Jeremy helps in manufacturing of our products and making sure they keep with the quality you deserve. He works everyday to make sure the rest of the team has the products available to complete their jobs. His favorite pastime is to look for arrow heads in the local outdoors! He often brings his finds in to work to share with the team!

Meet the Team!

Dwayne

Founder | CEO | Mastermind

This is the man who started it all! It was his entreprenurial spirit that brought the Real Milk Paint Co. into existence. He wears many hats here (literally!) and is constantly looking for ways to improve our products and services.

Beth

Plant Manager | CFO | Operations

Beth is the main support for the daily operations of Real Milk Paint Co. She makes sure that the connection between the factory and office is seamless and running smoothly. She loves to bring in new foods to have the team try on our weekly Friday lunches. From falafels to homemade tomato bread there’s always something new to eat together!

Tonya

Order Fulfillment | Customer Service

Tonya is the person who makes sure your order gets fulfilled and sent out to you on time! She also answers the phones to help customers find the right product, troubleshoot, or anything else that may come up. Her love is music and so she frequently enjoys spending time in the nearby Music City of Nashville!

Shane

Creative Designer | Social Media Manager
| Customer Service

Shane is the creative one of the team who works every day to elevate the brand of Real Milk Paint Co. From creating graphics, videos, and images he is always looking for ways to better communicate the benefits and uses of our products. Plus, he is the one who actively manages our social media accounts so you may see his face now and then on those platforms!

Dana

Retailer Representative | Customer Service

Dana is the point person for all of our retailers! She is always looking to help them and our customers in any way possible. She is always positive and encouraging. She loves to talk about and ride her horses through the Tennessee countryside.

Irene

Inventory Fulfillment | Order Fulfillment

Irene is the one who packages all of our products so they can be shipped out. Always keeping the shelves stocked with the freshest products she is an integral part in keeping the factory in motion.

Jeremy

Inventory Fulfillment | Order Fulfillment

Jeremy helps in manufacturing of our products and making sure they keep with the quality you deserve. He works everyday to make sure the rest of the team has the products available to complete their jobs. His favorite pastime is to look for arrow heads in the local outdoors! He often brings his finds in to work to share with the team!