What Is Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint??
Forget the idea that Milk Paint should only be used to achieve the “primitive look.” Miss Mustard Seed and Homestead House Paint Company have teamed up to give this versatile, time-tested paint a facelift with new color options and fresh ideas on using it to fit your style.
Early settlers brought this method of paint making to North America more then 250 years ago. Basic ingredients included milk, limestone, clay and natural pigments like coal, berries, roots, seeds and minerals all found close at hand. This resulted in a durable paint evident today by antiques showing the original milk painted finish.
We continue this tradition using the same main ingredients. Absorbed into the surface, Milk Paint will never chip or peel. Milk Paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting plaster walls and ceilings, straw bale houses etc. Being slightly alkaline, it also naturally inhibits the growth of mould and mildew. It can be used for interior or exterior applications. To properly protect our Milk Paint, it should be sealed with our hemp oil, beeswax, or varnish. Simply mix with water to create a creamy consistency–it’s that easy!
Ready to try it out for yourself?