The Milk Paint formula is based on the way people used to make their own paint using cow's milk and limestone. The modern formulation from the Milk Paint company contains milk protein (casein) and lime, plus natural pigments like ochre and iron oxide. Milk Paint is free of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and other potentially toxic substances and is biodegradeable. So, it's an extremely environmentally friendly paint. In fact, it's so nice and natural that it doesn't even smell bad.
Last week, we received several Milk Paint samples in the mail. The paint is shipped as a powder, and then you just add water to make paint. This also allows you to mix it thicker or thinner, depending upon what kind of coat you need.
Right now, we're deciding between a couple of different shades of green for the cabinets and walls. Because they use natural pigments, Milk Paints don't come in an endless supply of hues, but there's definitely a nice selection. And all the colors have a warmth that I think will suit our Shaker/modern design nicely.
So, will it be Bayberry Green or Lexington Green? Decisions, decisions...