I am a lettering artist and illustrator, and use Real Milk Paint to create my art for greeting cards, notebooks, and other products. Attached are a few examples, you can see more at CampCraftCo.com or on Instagram @campcraftco to see some process shots!
I recently built a custom communion table for a church. The piece features artwork that is inspired by the fishing boats that sailed the Sea of Galilee in the first centuary. I used various colors of milk paint to faux paint a weathered look for the boat. Blues and white were used to produce the look of waves and surf on the beach. Browns and yellows were used to give the beach and dunes a textured look. And various shades of blue used to give depth to the sky, with whites used to produce billowing clouds.
The teak was protected with three applications of pure tung oil and citrus solvent mix. One more application the following year ... just in case. This was done 4 years ago and the teak still looks like it was finished yesterday. Good product, informative website ... thumbs up!
New Charm with old paints. Long before paints came in cans. People made their own non-toxic, no VOC's paints. Real Milk Paints reinvent this old paint for the modern times. Still safe for you and the planet.
Here is a 1860's vintage washstand. This was painting with Dijon Real Milk Paint right over the old surface. No sanding or cleaning was done. No Ultra bond added to the paint. Just painted straight from the can with two coats. It was then sealed with Dead Flat Finishing Cream. The original lions head hardware [...]
"Here are before and after pictures of my huge brick fireplace. I painted it brick by brick leaving the grout alone. Soft White from Real Milk Paint was perfect for a light wash over the brick. I chose milk paint because it does not sit on the brick and look like thick plastic. Milk paint [...]
Made of cedar and it’s a 3′ x 3′ quilt pattern that we are going to hang on the outside of the house. The quilt pattern is called “Airplane”. My wife wanted a weathered look and milk paint proved to be just the right thing for that. I enjoyed using your products. Warren Brecheisen See [...]
http:/www.scratcheverything.com We paint expressive, original art on conventional wood furniture. We scratch everything on old, forgotten furniture and create a striking, novel design that evocatively reflects your spirit and personal style. Our primary medium is milk paint, or casein, an eco-friendly substance comprising milk, lime, and earth pigments. Milk paint colors are penetrating and luminous; [...]
http://www.wmskrips.com Artist William Skrips says, “Re-using discards and found objects has always had an appeal to me. Not only do I have a penchant for collecting things, but the gratification that comes from giving reclaimed material new life is unique.” He often uses Real Milk Paint in his original and eclectic art pieces. See more [...]
I recently ordered your milk paint and have been using it for art. It is easy to mix, use, and clean up, and the colors are wonderful! I purchased the basic bright red, blue, yellow ochre, black and white and have mixed the other colors I need. Mother Earth Heals is a blog I write [...]
David V. Gonzales is a talented artist working primarily out of Manitou Springs Colorado. He has a natural love of nature and chooses to work with materials that are safe and non-toxic including Real Milk Paint®. Check out David’s work on his Art Page. Eco-friendly Art using milk paint
Heidi Howard creates trade and tavern signs in the style of 18th and 19th century New England sign painters. Each sign is handcrafted from 100 to 200 year old boards, painted, lettered by hand, and aged to resemble its antique predecessor. She uses Real Milk Paint® in her paintings, whether it be in historic reproductions [...]
I have been learning to use milk paint for portraiture. I use the anti-foaming agent (handy with a beer glaze, but really for all mixing!) and the clear Milk Paint base made by the Real Milk Paint company. The rest is mostly experiment! I love the freedom to mix oil, water, alcohol, etc. and quick-drying [...]
Dwayne, I thought that you might want to see the completed chairs. I was quite amazed by the transition of the finish when the tung oil and solvent was applied. The two top coats of pure tung oil really enhanced the finish, they turned out great and the customer is very pleased. This type finish [...]
This flooring was from an 1880’s barn my friend Greg and I took down in Allentown PA. We put it back up on my property and repaired rotten timbers and replaced roof rafters with new 2×4 trusses. The second floor of the barn was this flooring that we put in our Log home and finished [...]
The pictures are before, with a fresh application of tung oil, and as it’s curing – closer to the final matte finish. I am just pleased beyond words with how it’s turning out. You have a great company, great customer support, I’m definitely dropping The Real Milk Paint company name everywhere these days! The floors [...]
Hi, I used your Pure Tung Oil on a project that I just finished today. I was worried a bit because I used birch plywood, but man-oh-man, your pure tung oil really brought out the grain – even though it was just a veneer. Awesome stuff Murray
I told you a few months ago that when I finished my wide plank pink floor I would send pictures. Well it was finished being laid today and I spent a few hours scuff sanding and applying a “buff coat” of 1/2 tung oil, half citrus solvent and hand buffing with rags. The floor is [...]
I used your product on my new construction in 2011. I made two mistakes: First, I used it undiluted, and it didn’t soak in enough. Second, I applied it in the spring, when temperatures were rising and the sunshine was strengthening. I just finished reapplying two coats taking advantage of cooler temperatures and weakening sun. I also diluted [...]
I wanted to share a before and after picture of our door refinishing project. If you’re interested, I blogged about the process (with a lot more photos) at http://hellohousie.com/blog/2013/9/9/orange-you-glad.
I bought a quart of your 100% tung oil for my front door. I have tried a lot of the brand name stains with plastic additives and they don’t last. The hardest part was sanding the door, but well worth it. Applying the tung oil is a breeze and looks great. I will recoat as directed [...]
Above are two sets of job pictures using your tung oil to finish wood floors. I originally bought it for the Eakin job in 2009 and earlier this month did the Hair Studio floor with some product I had left over. Both customers were very pleased. The Eakin floor is a new red oak floor [...]
We built a new house here in the mountains of Tennessee. Used your Real Milk Paint Tung Oil for 2 areas. The office work surface and the kitchen bar top. both are built from slabs of Tulip Popular. The Tung oil brought out the natural colors and grain.
Hey Dwayne – Here’s a snap of the drums. The wood is canarywood, the finish is your pure tung oil. Three coats rubbed in to seal, then several more coats sanded in, working up through the grits from 400 to 1000. I cut the tung oil 1 to 1 with the citrus solvent, which really [...]
have a work in progress in the living room of my 90+ year old house. I was very hesitant to jump in on using Tung Oil but after calling you (I think I talked to Rick … but not sure) I decided to say what the heck… The work is still very much in progress [...]