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Old-Fashioned Milk Paint

Old-Fashioned Milk Paint

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Detailed Description

Old-Fashioned Milk Paint - Pint

Milk paint was the original wood finish used on many styles of early American furniture, and is appropriate for any project where an earth-tone finish is desired. It comes in powdered form which you mix with water. When applied, it dries flat with a rustic texture. All stock colors can be mixed with Snow White to create lighter shades.

Milk Paint works best on bare wood. If applying to surfaces other than bare wood, we recommend Extra-Bond to improve adhesion.

For a decorative crackled finish, apply a base coat in one color followed by a coat of Crackle Finish, then a coat of a second color. The first color will show through the crackled top color.


Please Note: The size does not indicate the quantity of powder in the package. It is enough powder to mix the quantity of paint indicated.

  • Pint size contains 6 ounces of powder. Mixed with 1-1/2 cups water, it will make one pint, which will cover approximately 35 square feet.
  • Quart size contains 12 ounces of powder. Mixed with 3 cups water it will make one quart, which will cover approximately 75 square feet.
  • Gallon size contains 48 ounces of powder. Mixed with 3 quarts water, it will make one gallon, which will cover approximately 300 square feet.

Color Chart

Old Fashioned Milk Paint Colors

Barn Red



Chocolate Brown


Federal Blue

Lexington Green

Light Cream



Oyster White

Pitch Black


Salem Red


Sea Green


Snow White

Soldier Blue

Tavern Green

Additional Information

Old Fashioned Milk Paint Color Chart

Old Fashioned Milk Paint Product Info

Milk Paint Material Safety Data Sheet

Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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