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The Best Paint Brushes to Use with Milk Paint

July 26th, 2016|Tips & Techniques|

There are many different types of paint brushes to select from when applying milk paint. There are no right or wrong brushes to use as milk paint is a versatile substance and is quite forgiving [...]

How To Create a Rustic Paint Look with Milk Paint

July 23rd, 2016|Tips & Techniques|

If you want to add a touch of rustic charm to your home, there’s no better way to do it than by upcycling or refinishing a piece of furniture with milk paint. To us, rustic [...]

Can I use Milk Paint Outside for a Summer Project?

July 20th, 2016|Tips & Techniques|

If your outdoor patio furniture has seen better days, a few coats of milk paint in your favorite colors can quickly spruce it up. You’re probably wondering, “Can I use milk paint for outdoor furniture?” [...]

Why Milk Paint is the Most Environmentally Friendly Paint

July 18th, 2016|News|

Long before we had retail stores to serve our home renovation needs, people used to make their own paint at home. Milk paint is an ancient form of paint made up of curdled milk or cheese [...]

Understand the Hazardous Environmental Impact of Paint

May 26th, 2016|News|

Paint Ingredients Are Hazardous Here at The Real Milk Paint Company we pride ourselves on creating a product that is 100% eco-friendly. To understand the damage caused by other paint products to the environment, it’s important [...]

3 Important Tips for Preparing to Use Milk Paint

May 23rd, 2016|Tips & Techniques|

Real Milk Paint is a leading-class, environmentally safe product for use within any painting project. But the value of the milk paint and the quality of the final result is partly derived from how well [...]

5 Natural Finishes to Keep Your Projects Environmentally Friendly

February 25th, 2016|News|

In today's DIY world more and more people are finding out how easy it is to refinish an old piece of furniture or other wooden project. Not only have DIY projects become easy, milk paint [...]

What are Carnauba Flakes and How Do They Enhance a Milk Paint Project?

February 17th, 2016|News|

Carnauba flakes are used in cosmetics as they are hypoallergenic and the pharmaceutical industry uses these flakes as a tablet-coating agent so people can easily swallow their medication. The food industry also takes advantage of [...]

Brush Care Tips

February 17th, 2016|Tips & Techniques|

Important Brush Tips to Ensure Your Milk Paint Project Looks Great The Rustic Milk Paint Style Milk paint is forgiving and easy to use, and it has a unique character and quality that other paints [...]

Antique Pine Floor Restoration with Tung Oil and Citrus Solvent

February 10th, 2016|Tutorials & Videos|

A little while ago we had some customers come to us asking about products we’d recommend for the 100-year-old pine floor they were about to move and install in their home. Knowing that they wanted [...]

Milk Paint vs. Chalk Paint – Everything You Need to Know

January 12th, 2016|News|

The Ancient Roots of Real Milk Paint When human beings first began experimenting with cave art and adding color to their artifacts thousands of years ago, they did so with a type of milk paint, [...]

Pure Tung Oil or Tung Oil? What’s the Difference?

October 6th, 2015|News|

Pure Tung Oil is just what it says, Pure Tung Oil, without any additive or petroleum distillates like mineral spirits or paint thinners.  Formulated “Tung Oil” products can be any of a number of things from [...]

How a Journey Turned Into a Business – The Birth of The Real Milk Paint Company

September 30th, 2015|News|

The path to building the Real Milk Paint Company began when I started working for antique dealers restoring and repairing antique furniture. Many of those pieces had a painted finish that I needed to fix [...]

A Walk with Dave – A Tung Oil Story

September 1st, 2015|News|

This recreation is based on a testimonial by Les O in Missouri. Flip through the images to watch our recreation! [rev_slider walk]   Read it in Les’ own words. Hello, I just rediscovered an ax [...]

Everyone Loves a Good Makeover

August 18th, 2015|News|

Give Your Kitchen a Makeover with Real Milk Paint At Real Milk Paint, we're always encouraging people to give their spaces and furniture a makeover, so we decided to take our own advice! We have completely [...]