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Studio furniture maker John Eric Byers creates spectacular patterns and adds depth to his finishes by combining hand-carving and milk paint.
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Our milk paint colors were developed to match the furniture and buildings shown at several restored villages including Old Sturbridge Village, plus museum displays in such places as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Winterthur, Colonial Williamsburg, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, etc. The original Colonial pieces we copied were painted with home-made milk paint, with vivid colors and a most beautiful look of velvet.

Claviers Baroques - Harpsichord

We started with 8 colors in 1974 and now have 20. All of our hues are exact replications of colors used in the early American colonies. At present we are experimenting with a few additional colors.


By producing batches of strong, rich colors we have made it easy to adjust tinting in order to make pastels as well as an infinite variety of other hues by mixing our colors together. Practically any color can be matched by the user, the same way that artists have done with oil paints for centuries.

Our paint is also available as a translucent Milk Paint Base, without pigment, for those who wish to start from scratch with their own universal tinting colors or other water-soluble pigments.

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The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co., Inc.
Naturally safe Historic Paints since 1974
1617 E Meadowbrook Dr, Tooele, UT 84074

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