A peaceful calming blue color paint that feels deeply solid and rooted.
AVAILABILITY NOTE: Due to the impacts of COVID19 on the manufacturing industry, we are delayed in receiving the necessary pigments to create this Real Milk Paint® color. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working hard to acquire these ingredients to make this color available again.
Environmentally Friendly, Non-Toxic, Powder Paint! Just Add Water!
Real Milk Paint is the ideal choice for an environmentally friendly, non-toxic paint that gives you convenience and a broad color selection. When choosing milk paint always choose products from The Real Milk Paint Company.
Sticks to raw wood, plaster, dry wall, stone, unsealed brick and concrete
Paint right on existing finishes for a Peele, Chippy or crackled surface
Each bag contains everything needed, just add water
Remains usable for a minimum of two weeks after mixing with water
Does not congeal to a blob
Does not contain radioactive Kaolin Clays as a filler
Traditional color palette, based on antique painted furniture
Virtually no odor
No residual odor after drying
NOTE: All colors shown both digitally and in print are for representational purposes only. Please test any color in context to ensure it is the color you desire.
Make sure the surface is free of contamination, wax, grease, or oils. We recommend TSP (trisodium phosphate) as a cleaner. For painting over nonporous or previously finished surfaces always test for adhesion or use Ultra Bond to ensure adhesion. Real Milk Paint® is a natural product and sticks best to other natural, porous surfaces like raw wood, concrete, brick, terra cotta, etc.
To remove conventional paints, we recommend Soy Gel. Or use Milk Paint Remover to strip away protein-based paints like milk paint.
Each Real Milk Paint® package contains the appropriate amount of powdered milk paint to create the stated amount of paint (sample, pint, quart, gallon). The recommended mixture is one part milk paint powder to one part water.
Sample – 2 tbsp
Pint – 1.25 cups
Quart – 2.5 cups
Gallon – 10 cups
Remove the bag from the can. Measure the desired amount of Real Milk Paint® powder into the can. Add equal parts of water into can. Tap water can be used. For best results, use warm or distilled water. Place the marble in the can. Securely place the lid on the can and shake for approximately 5 minutes. Let paint rest for 10-20 minutes so Real Milk Paint® powder fully dissolves in water. Repeat shaking steps if clumps are present in the milk paint.
Real Milk Paint® should have a creamy consistency. If the paint is too thin, add small amounts of milk paint powder, stirring and shaking as necessary. If the consistency of the paint is too thick, add small amounts of water into the mixture. Reduce potential foaming of milk paint by using Anti-Foam.
Stir frequently while painting. Apply with a natural bristle brush, painter’s brush, foam brush, or foam roller. Allow Real Milk Paint® to dry on the surface for 30 minutes (or until dry to the touch) before applying successive coats. For complete and even coverage, two coats are recommended.
Milk paint is naturally porous and if left unsealed may absorb dirt, greases, and stains. After the paint has dried, it can be sealed with a variety of finishes. Some of our recommendations include Soft Wax, Finishing Creams, Hemp Oil, and Pure Tung Oil.
Real Milk Paint® has a 3-year shelf life as a dry powder and 14 day-use after mixing with water. Dispose of unwanted milk paint in compost or by local disposal regulations. Clean up with mild soap and water. Clean your brushes professionally by using Lye Soap.
Real Milk Paint® Sample size covers approximately 2 sq. feet. This size can paint a small picture frame or add color accents to wooden children’s toys. Perfect for finding the color for your next project!
Real Milk Paint® Pint size covers approximately 35 sq. feet. Enough paint for a small dresser or two regular chairs.
Real Milk Paint® Quart size covers approximately 70 sq. feet. This size has the ability to cover a large dresser, small hutch, or headboard and footboard of a bed.
Real Milk Paint® Gallon size covers approximately 280 sq. feet. The gallon size is the size you need to cover small kitchen cabinets or large dining room table and chairs.
Hints & Tips
Milk Paint is highly customizable to create the look, texture, and feel you envision. Here are a few ways to manipulate the paint to create different looks;
To create a wash, stain, or pickling effect with the milk paint, simply add more water to the milk paint mixture.
For a crackle or “alligator” look, paint over previously finished surfaces. Also, you can use Natural Crackle to ensure you get that aged look!
Want it chippy? Real Milk Paint® has great adhesion qualities and sometimes need some extra help chipping away from the surface. That’s where Chippy Paste comes in!
For a brushy old-world look use these natural bristle brushes for application.
As days and weeks go by, the non toxic paint will continue to become more resistant to moisture.
CAUTION: Contains calcium hydroxide (lime) may burn eyes and skin. Flush and rinse with warm water immediately.
What its made of
We believe in being honest with what is in our products. That is why we provide the ingredients used in them so you can rest assured knowing exactly what is in the product you use. It’s just another way we make it easier on you!
Milk Paint powder is made with
Casein (milk protein)
Natural Pigment colors
Plant based filler (edible)
Milk Paint Project Planning Guide
Need help planning your next project using Real Milk Paint®? Then use this handy guide to walk you through the steps! Click on the image to expand.
Need help planning your next project using Real Milk Paint®? Then use this handy guide to walk you through the steps!
How much paint do I need?
No need to crunch numbers! Our handy paint calculator will help you figure out how much paint you need! To get started, enter the dimensions of the surface(s) you’re painting (in feet). NOTE: this is not the square footage of your floors! Our paint estimator assumes a two-coat application for optimal coverage.
For example, to paint four walls in a room you would add the width and height of each wall. Enter a single walls dimensions, click “add area”, then enter the next walls dimensions and repeat.