Milk Paint is an ancient paint containing just five simple ingredients – milk protein (casein), limestone, clay, chalk and natural & synthetic pigments. When absorbed into the surface, Milk Paint will never chip or peel when applied to a raw wood surface. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications and is naturally mold resistant. Milk paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting wood, plaster, drywall and a variety of other surfaces. It is environmentally friendly and contains no VOCs.
With the Milk Paint Bonding Agent you can use Milk Paint on even more surfaces such as previously painted walls, varnished surfaces, ceramic tiles, metal, glass etc. Without the bonding agent, Milk Paint will resist some prefinished or prepainted surfaces to achieve an authentic “chippy” look.
Photo by Brianna Wilbur
Marian aka “Miss Mustard Seed” is a girl who loves to paint and refinish old furniture and thought it would be amazing to have a line of Milk Paint in colors she loves. The idea for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint was born. What started out as a small idea, exploded into a full line of products carried by over 200 retailers in the US, Canada, Europe, UK, Australia/New Zealand, Malaysia and DuBai.
In addition to developing a line of Milk Paint and companion products, Marian is also the author of Miss Mustard Seed, a DIY/Home Decor Blog, a freelance writer for HGTV.com, an antiques dealer, and the author of the book Inspired You (published by Thomas Nelson, November 2012.) Her home and blog have been featured in Country Living, Flea Market Style, Women’s Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Fresh Style, Make It Over, Romantic Homes, Romantic Country, Farmhouse Style, Cottages & Bungalows, Fox News, NBC, CBS and on the Nate Berkus Show. She currently lives near Gettysburg with her family and a parade of painted furniture.
Homestead House Paint Company, the exclusive manufacturer of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has been a family owned and operated business producing quality non-toxic paints since 1988. Their products have been featured on CityLine, HGTV, and in Ecoholic Home, Edifice Magazine, Style at Home, Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement, Canadian Homes and Cottages and Canadian Home and Country.
Thanks so much to Maria Carr of Dreamy Whites for sharing her gift of styling and photography with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.