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.