The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. Inc. In 1974 The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company revived an ancient, homemade formula for genuine, organic milk paint. Packaged in powdered form as it contains no preservatives, it is easily mixed with water before application. The milk paint is now distribut
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There is a new product on the market called SafePaint. It is just that -- safe. The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company, trying to perfect a formula for painting interior walls, has come up with a paint product that is both
environmentally safe as well as personally safe.
Thirty-five years ago the company developed a successful formula for historic milk paint, rediscovering a milk paint formula that had fallen out of use since the middle of the 19th century. The formula varies little from that used for centuries before the coming of commercial paints in the 1840s. The company originally designed the paint to capture an antique look on porous surfaces such as bare wood.
Today, we have many types of surfaces that did not exist in the past. The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company has developed a second formula that will maintain the same adhesion and the same lustrous beauty on these new
surfaces as their historic paint has done on the more porous ones. It will also work on new drywall with joint compound and is self-priming.
SafePaint was developed because so many people wanted a milk paint that adhered well to an already painted surface or to a nonporous surface. The company has given the new product the name SafePaint to accentuate one of
its most important qualities, that it is safe for people who may have adverse reactions to chemically-based paints.
The ingredients in SafePaint are all-natural and bio-degradable, with zero VOCs. It contains no unsafe materials, has no paint odor, and is water soluble.
Both formulas are packaged in powder form as they contain no preservatives, But they’re as easy to mix as making chocolate milk. Application methods are
the same as with conventional paints.
Like their traditional milk paint, SafePaint will not fade or wear.
Items found in King Tut’s tomb were painted with milk paint and retain the same vivid colors they had when
applied in ancient Egypt. Milk paint was also found in early cave paintings in France.
One of the greenest paint choices possible (in twenty deep, rich colors), Old Fashioned Milk Paint and the new SafePaint for walls are available in powder to make pints, quarts and gallons. Bulk sizes for commercial projects, samples, and handpainted color charts are also available.