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11 01, 2017

Potential Health Issues Related to Working Indoors with Regular Paint

2017-01-18T14:42:05-06:00January 11th, 2017|News|

Two of the most commonly used types of paint are water-based latex paints and oil-based paints (sometimes called solvent-based paints). Extra caution should be used when working with oil-based paints indoors as they’re comprised mainly of petroleum distillates and solvents which produce harmful fumes when inhaled or exposed to the skin. Most DIYers and professional [...]

23 12, 2016

5 Indoor Winter Milk Paint Projects

2016-12-23T09:57:45-06:00December 23rd, 2016|News|

As Real Milk Paint is a non-toxic and organic-based powdered paint, it’s completely safe to use indoors. It emits virtually no odor unlike traditional latex paints and is the perfect choice to use for indoor projects while you’re cooped up inside during the winter. The water-based formula is gentle and is safe for you and [...]

18 07, 2016

Why Milk Paint is the Most Environmentally Friendly Paint

2019-04-18T15:17:35-05:00July 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 combined with lime and natural pigments for color. Many colonial-era furniture pieces were painted using milk paint and still show [...]

26 05, 2016

Understand the Hazardous Environmental Impact of Paint

2019-04-18T15:17:42-05:00May 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 to know what’s in the average conventional paint product. Many paints include a pigment, which is then carried by the [...]

25 02, 2016

5 Natural Finishes to Keep Your Projects Environmentally Friendly

2019-04-18T15:17:43-05:00February 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 finishes help you create a masterpiece. Many years ago there was no confusion about wood finishing products because there were [...]

17 02, 2016

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

2017-03-22T23:25:29-05:00February 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 the incredible properties of carnauba flakes as well, as it is commonly found in candy-coated shells. This wax is very [...]

12 01, 2016

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

2017-03-22T23:25:29-05:00January 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, which was one of the first paints humans ever created. Today, paint products like those made by The Real Milk [...]

6 10, 2015

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

2016-05-25T14:20:59-05:00October 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 a thinned down varnish to a polymerized Tung oil. So you really don’t know what you are getting. Most Tung [...]

1 09, 2015

A Walk with Dave – A Tung Oil Story

2017-03-22T23:25:30-05:00September 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 and hatchet lost for 4 years. Found them in my woods. The ax stuck in a stump and the hatchet [...]