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The Benefits of Real Milk Paint

The Real Milk Paint Company has always been focused on protecting our environment, as well as the on the health of our customers. The flagship in our line of earth friendly products is our powdered milk paint. This environmentally friendly, non-toxic paint not only protects the user from the harmful effects of traditional paint, but is also kind to the environment.

Real Milk Paint is a Green Paint

Green is much more than just a color choice in terms of paint. New green products and solutions are showing up in a broad range of markets, but Real Milk Paint has been the green choice in painting for a long time. The term “green paint” now refers to any environmentally friendly paint that can act as a green alternative to petroleum based products. Our milk paint is considered green paint because it is has no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds).

This means there will not be toxic off-gassing from the paint polluting your home. Milk paint is truly a non-toxic paint or green paint because it contains no additives or distillates that can harm you or the environment.

It is green paint that is made from iron oxide pigment, milk casein and lime. All of these are acceptable for earth friendly paint, and are safe for you, your home and the planet.

AT HOME WITH GREEN PAINT

Green Paint in the Kitchen

Want to update your kitchen on a budget? Green paint is a fresh and natural way to create an updated and exciting look!

  • Instead of costly cabinet replacement or re-facing, give your current cabinets a green make over with crackle paint. Simply prepare the cabinet surfaces, apply Natural Crackle, and then paint with your favorite color of Real Milk Paint green paint.
  • Paint counter top wall areas to create a decorative back splash that is stylish, green, and a lower priced alternative to tile. Choose a contrasting paint color that compliments your main paint color selections.

Go Green with Paint Projects for the Bath

Thinking of sprucing up your bath or powder room? Real Milk Paint is a great way to beautify your bathroom with green style.

  • Paint green and serene using the latest serene color trends. Real Milk Paint pigment powder and paint base allow you to create your own perfect shades.
  • Create a new counter top with colored concrete. Real Milk Paint has a great selection of pigment powder colors to design an amazing concrete counter top for your green bath.

Green Paint Ideas for any Room

There are many ways green paint can add style to your home. Real Milk Paint gives you what you need to create your own home makeover.

  • Paint walls to establish a whole new color scheme. Choose from a beautiful color palate of Real Milk Paint green paint or blend your own color. Consider painting contrast walls in a different color to keep it exciting.
  • Make your own green furnishings using Real Milk Paint products. An old coffee table can find new life when repainted using a selection of green paint that suits your style.

Green Artwork for the Home

Create a truly green work of art by using discarded scrap wood painted with your own unique design. You can be artistic and utilitarian with your green paint project, and create something both beautiful and useful.

  • Recycle an old mirror with a newly painted frame. For added interest and texture, use Real Milk Paint colored wax to give the mirror an antique look.
  • Save a beat up old bookshelf that was destined for the landfill and use it as a green addition to a children’s play area. Paint it with a whimsical color scheme – you can even add a few story book characters or scenes.

Outdoor Green Paint Projects

Real Milk Paint is a great green paint choice for outdoor projects. Simply use the outdoor additive with any green paint color and you’ll have a paint that is formulated for outdoor use.

Use Real Milk Paint to update old wooden outdoor dining set with one of today’s most popular colors. Add interest by choosing a two different paint colors – paint the chairs one color and the table another. Tie the colors together with seat cushions and an umbrella.

Make your own flagstone for a one-of-a-kind walkway through your lawn or garden. Use Real Milk Paint pigment powder colors added to concrete to create a stunning look.

Real Milk Paint is Environmentally-Friendly

Real Milk Paint is an environmentally friendly paint that makes a difference because they are not only environmentally friendly products, but they are environmentally helpful products!

What is an environmentally safe paint?

According to Environmental Protect Agency standards, in order to be acceptable, the VOC levels of paint must be lower than 250 grams per liter. Paints that contain less than 5 grams per liter can be labeled and sold as “No VOC” paint. Among the new generation of environmentally friendly paint choices, the choice that truly contains no VOC’s is Real Milk Paint.

Real Milk Paint is one that is not only safe for, but beneficial to the environment. What makes Real Milk Paint an environmentally friendly paint is one of the primary ingredients, pharmaceutical grade lime. High calcium lime has unique properties in that it is cured through a reaction called carbonization. This means that our paint draws in carbon dioxide from the air as it continues to harden, so when painted on the interior and exterior walls and siding, it will continue cleaning the air. Using our environmentally friendly paint will help to clean carbon emissions from the air thus helping to reduce the green house effect. Just think of the effect on our environment if everyone used our Real Milk Paint. This environmentally safe paint is an actively beneficial choice among Earth-friendly products. Another benefit of natural lime in milk paint is that it acts as a fire retardant. This means it will slow the rate and spread of fire. When choosing an environmentally friendly paint that is safer for the Earth, you can also have paint that is safer for your home.

A full selection of Earth-friendly products

Real Milk Paint is only the beginning of our Earth friendly products. We also offer 100% pure Tung Oil, an all-natural drying oil squeezed from the Tung nut. Our Natural Citrus Solvent, which comes from the peel of the orange, can directly replace odorless mineral spirits and paint thinner. You can enjoy all of your painting projects from start to finish, without having to worry about the harmful effects and fumes with our non-toxic paint and Natural Citrus Solvent mineral spirits alternative.

Earth friendly products and practices

Our environmental efforts don’t stop there. While the majority of companies strive to add Earth-friendly products and practices to their operations and product lines, be assured this has always been the focus of The Real Milk Paint Company. As a youngster growing up in town, I would always rummage through the bushes for that “Coke Bottle” to be returned for a nickel. Five bottles were enough money to get penny candy that would last a whole day. I never could understand why people would just toss out things that still had value. I may have grown up some, but my thinking has not changed.

As an environmentally concerned company and maker of Earth-friendly products, we incorporate many recycled products into our daily routine. The majority of our shipping boxes are saved from the box crusher at the local Wal-Mart and grocery store. Our only stuffing material for shipments is a shredded newspaper and junk mail. Everyone who has ever worked here has always brought in their papers and magazines for shredding. Many neighbors and former associates still drop off their recycling for shredding. Because newsprint can leave dust on the products, we collect used plastic shopping bags for wrapping each order. We are not only proud to provide green paint and other Earth-friendly products, but to deliver them in a way that satisfies our customers, and respects the planet.

Awareness and concern over environmental issues continue to rise, increasing the demand for environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional house paint, which is full of toxin releasing VOC’s. There are a number of environmentally safe paint alternatives today, whereas in the past the options were much more limited. There are now many more selections, and a wider array of paint color options is available.

Real Milk Paint is Non-Toxic

Consumers want to keep their home a safe and healthy environment so non-toxic paints such as the ones offered by Real Milk Paint have become a must for home projects.

The concept of non-toxic paint has gained popularity within the last thirty years, as people have become aware of the hazards of lead based paint through the tragic cases of lead poisoning among children. Though lead-based paints are no longer widely used, homes constructed before 1980 may have been painted with lead based paint. Before builders had any notion of the concept of non-toxic paint, lead-based paints were an industry standard. The owners of older homes must take great care in removing old paint, because the dust from lead based paint is dangerous. Many people purchase inexpensive kits to test for lead, so that the appropriate precautions can be taken in removing old paint, and repainting with non-toxic paint. It is interesting to note that while lead based paint has a long history of use and the idea of non-toxic paint is perceived to be a “new” concept, milk paint is a non-toxic paint has been used effectively for centuries.

Is conventional paint still dangerous?

The issue of lead was just the beginning of consumers realizing the dangers of conventional paint, and the demand for non-toxic paint choices continues to grow. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that indoor air is significantly more toxic than outdoor air. Toxins in paints and finishes are among the primary causes, because they continue to release toxic emissions into the air, at low levels, long after their initial application. Volatile Organic Compounds or VOC’s are the source of the toxicity in paint. Even Latex paint, which is considered relatively safe, is somewhat of a toxic paint. Using a true non-toxic paint like Real Milk Paint is the only way to completely avoid the poisons associated with paint.

The three basic elements in paint are the pigment, binder and an agent to combine the pigment and binder into a liquefied formula. In conventional paint formulas chemicals have been utilized to optimize these elements. While effective for those purposes, the same chemicals have proven to produce dangerous effects. Some of these chemicals include:

ETHYLENE GLYCOL ETHERS

This group of chemicals is primarily used in paints and cleaning solvents. While some are only recommended for industrial use, others are widely used in consumer products. Short term exposure to high levels of these chemicals can lead to conditions such as pulmonary edema, narcosis, as well as liver and kidney damage. Real Milk Paint non-toxic paint excludes the use of ethylene glycol ethers.

FORMALDEHYDE

Formaldehyde is used in the manufacture of glues, and in a number of industries as a preservative. It is a pungent-smelling, colorless gas, which can cause burning in the eyes and throat, nausea, and difficulty in breathing. Formaldehyde has also been demonstrated to cause cancer in animals and may cause cancer in humans. Real Milk Paint non-toxic paint does not contain formaldehyde.

HYDROCHLORIC ACID

Hydrogen chloride can be a colorless liquid with a strong odor, or a colorless to slightly yellow gas. It is used in the manufacture of pigments for paints. Exposure to hydrochloric acid may lead to circulatory collapse, which may cause death. It can also cause death by asphyxiation, respiratory illness, and a variety of other adverse affects. Real Milk Paint non-toxic paint precludes the use of hydrochloric acid.

BENZENE

Benzene is an ingredient which is commonly added to paint to help it dry more quickly. It is an aromatic, colorless substance that evaporates quickly into the air. It is determined to be highly toxic when inhaled, and is known to cause cancer and leukemia. Benzene can also affect the central nervous system. Benzene is not found in Real Milk Paint non-toxic paint.

TOLUENE

Toluene is used in the production of paints, paint thinners, and lacquers. It is a sweet-smelling industrial solvent, created through petroleum refining. It is considered to be a dangerous neurotoxin, as well as a developmental toxin. If inhaled directly, it can affect and depress the nervous system. Real Milk Paint non-toxic paint is free of toluene.

While a concerted effort has been made on many fronts to curtail the use of these toxic ingredients in paint, the best way to avoid them completely is by using a true non-toxic paint such as Real Milk Paint.

Non-toxic paint advantages

Consumer awareness and new EPA regulations have driven the demand for a safe alternative, and led to the new and emerging market for non-toxic paint. The VOC producing chemicals, which were once thought to be necessary to the development of high performance paint, have been eliminated or greatly reduced in new low VOC or no VOC non-toxic paint varieties. This new, safer generation of non-toxic paint provides many benefits to the environment and to consumers.

  • Non-Toxic Paint Means Simplified Clean Up and Disposal, with no Special Precautions Necessary
  • Non-Toxic Paint Provides Reduction of Contaminants that affect the Ozone, Landfills, and Groundwater
  • Non-Toxic Paint Offers Improved Performance of Low VOC Paint in Coverage and Wear
  • Non-Toxic Paint Features Water-Based Formulas with Little or No Dangerous Fumes

Green paint is not always non-toxic paint

Environmental concerns are often discussed in combination with health concerns. It is important to note that these are not always the same issue. In the case of paint, some paints, which are considered environmentally friendly, may not be non-toxic. For example, recycled paint is a good choice for reducing waste that is harmful to the earth, but it is not necessarily non- toxic paint. It is important to carefully read labels, not just taglines. Real Milk Paint is both an environmentally friendly paint and a non-toxic paint!