Old Fashioned Milk Paint and new SafePaint for Walls are safe for people
and the environment.
Milk paint is one of the most ancient forms of paint known.
Milk protein (also known as casein) and
crushed limestone mix form a very strong binder.
Clay is added for body and earth pigments are added
for color.The paints are made in powder form to avoid
adding chemical preservatives. Water is simply
added to the powder before use.
The ingredients in milk paints are 100%biodegradable.
Old Fashioned Milk Paint was first produced in 1974 as a natural,
authentic finish for reproduction furniture
and the restoration trade. It was formulated to adhere to porous surfaces
such as bare wood and raw masonry.
SafePaint was recently
introduced to meet the growing demand for safe, interior wall paint.
SafePaint is a
breakthrough that uses an old technology to meet modern needs. It can
be used on many nonporous surfaces including
previously painted walls and new drywall with joint compound,
which was unheard of in early milk paint formulations
.SafePaint is a milk paint based on the original formula, but
refined through modern innovation to give it properties that the original
formula did not have-while still retaining its natural, safe qualities
.Both formulas contain zero VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds)
and zero HAP’s (Hazardous AirPollutants). They are free of
harmful chemicals, plastics and synthetic preservatives.
Both have a soft, matte appearance and deep, rich colors. The twenty
standard colors are easily mixed to produce many other colors.
The original formula has a somewhat uneven, mottled, “old world” look
while the new SafePaint maintains a more uniform appearance.
Many people who suffer from allergies or multiple chemical sensitivity
are able to tolerate milk paints wherethey are not able to use most
conventional paints, even many that have low or zero VOC’s.
have just a faint milky or earthy odor when wet, and no odor when dry.
One may paint a room in the afternoon and sleep in it that night
without fear of breathing harmful fumes.
Old Fashioned Milk Paint and SafePaint
are safe for use by pregnant women, for children’s furniture and
toys, and for hospital, school and nursery walls