Thursday, February 6, 2014

Milk Paints

     I was at Lee Valley Tools Ltd. recently and was reminded of the Milk Paints they have available.  It's a traditional styled, acrylic paint for indoor and outdoor use.  
     The product is made by General Finishes, East Troy, WI, USA and can be purchased here in Canada from Lee Valley Tools Ltd. at their store locations or mail order.
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     While not actually derived from milk proteins, this paint has hues akin to those of traditional milk paints. It dries to a satin finish, and has a more homogeneous, opaque quality that would ordinarily require several coats as well as considerable rubbing-out to achieve.
     Formulated to a thick, creamy consistency, the ready-to-use acrylic-based paint requires no mixing, is easy to apply with a brush, pad or spray gun, and cleans up with soap and water. Can be applied over most water-based or oil-based stains, and top-coated with General High-Performance polyurethane, pre-catalyzed lacquer or conversion varnish.
     Suitable for interior and exterior applications, it is UV-resistant and dries in 2 to 4 hours under ideal conditions. Available in one-quart (946ml / 32 fl oz) containers; coverage is approximately 100 sq.ft.
Made in USA.

     There are other suppliers of milk paints - here's a another such link,


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