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 was 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 into 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 that it was not the same paint. They used milk paint.

After this realization, Dwayne began 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 around him. In 1995, the Real Milk Paint Co. was launched with a line of ten Real Milk Paint® colors.

RMPCo Badge Black 2019

Since our humble beginnings, we have grown and relocated! 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 our story, we can’t wait to see how you become 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.

RMPCo.Team Portraits Dwayne 2019 1
RMPCo.Team Portraits Beth 2019

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!

RMPCo.Team Portraits Tonya 2019
RMPCo.Team Portraits Shane 2019

Shane

Marketing Director | Creative Designer | Social Media Manager

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.

Dana

Wholesale Accounts Manager | 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.

RMPCo.Team Portraits Dana 2019
RMPCo.Team Portraits Katelyn 2022

Katelyn (Kat)

Social Media Coordinator | Customer Service

If you’re interacting with us on social media, you’re more than likely talking to Katelyn! “Kat” is always bringing an interesting and thoughtful story to the office and enjoys building relationships with the broader Real Milk Paint Co. community. Oh, and she has a soft spot for cat videos.

Jeremy

Inventory Fulfillment | Order Fulfillment

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

RMPCo.Team Portraits Jeremy 2019
RMPCo.Team Portraits Carolyn 2022

Carolyn

Inventory Fulfillment | Order Fulfillment

Carolyn has an integral part of the team here at RMPCo. She ensures that the shelves are filled with products so that orders can be packed and shipped as soon as possible. When the shelves are full, she takes on getting orders out the door in an efficient yet carefully executed way. She enjoys running and makes some amazing zucchini bread!

Kelli

Picker | Packer | Inventory Fulfillment

Kelli’s part of the team here is to pick and pack orders and to prepare them for shipping. She makes sure that your order is at your front door with everything you need inside! When packages are not being filled, she is fulfilling inventory to keep the shelves stocked and ready for picking. Kelli enjoys running trails (with her golden retriever) in the nearby Natchez Trace National Park.

RMPCo.Team Portraits Kelli 2021
RMPCo.Team Portraits Josh 2021

Josh

Inventory Fulfillment | Order Fulfillment

Josh helps with manufacturing Real Milk Paint® and ensuring that our products meet the quality you deserve. Josh always comes to work with a smile on his face and is ready to help in any way he can. He makes sure the flow of products never stops so that shelves can be stocked and orders can be shipped without delay. Josh loves the great outdoors and spending time with his two children.

Meet the Team!

RMPCo.Team Portraits Dwayne 2019 1

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.

RMPCo.Team Portraits Beth 2019

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!

RMPCo.Team Portraits Tonya 2019

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!

RMPCo.Team Portraits Shane 2019

Shane

Marketing Director | Creative Designer | Social Media Manager

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. He often finds himself behind and in front of the camera, so you may see his face elsewhere!

RMPCo.Team Portraits Katelyn 2022

Katelyn (Kat)

Social Media Coordinator | Customer Service

If you’re interacting with us on social media, you’re more than likely talking to Katelyn! “Kat” is always bringing an interesting and thoughtful story to the office and enjoys building relationships with the broader Real Milk Paint Co. community. Oh, and she has a soft spot for cat videos.

RMPCo.Team Portraits Dana 2019

Dana

Wholesale Accounts Manager | 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.

RMPCo.Team Portraits Jeremy 2019

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!

RMPCo.Team Portraits Kelli 2021

Kelli

Picker | Packer | Inventory Fulfillment

Kelli’s part of the team here is to pick and pack orders and to prepare them for shipping. She makes sure that your order is at your front door with everything you need inside! When packages are not being filled, she is fulfilling inventory to keep the shelves stocked and ready for picking. Kelli enjoys running trails (with her golden retriever) in the nearby Natchez Trace National Park.

RMPCo.Team Portraits Carolyn 2022

Carolyn

Inventory Fulfillment | Order Fulfillment

Carolyn has an integral part of the team here at RMPCo. She ensures that the shelves are filled with products so that orders can be packed and shipped as soon as possible. When the shelves are full, she takes on getting orders out the door in an efficient yet carefully executed way. She enjoys running and makes some amazing zucchini bread!

RMPCo.Team Portraits Josh 2021

Josh

Inventory Fulfillment | Order Fulfillment

Josh helps with manufacturing Real Milk Paint® and ensuring that our products meet the quality you deserve. Josh always comes to work with a smile on his face and is ready to help in any way he can. He makes sure the flow of products never stops so that shelves can be stocked and orders can be shipped without delay. Josh loves the great outdoors and spending time with his two children.