Milk Paint Kitchen Cabinets – While it may have existed at the time of King Tut, milk paint is also an ideal furniture finish for the 21st century with ecological awareness. It contains all natural ingredients, including casein (curdled milk), lime and earth pigments, milk paint is biodegradable. Milk paint will add authenticity to period furniture. Odorless, it dries quickly for a tough matte finish and does not require a primer or sealer is applied to sand wood. Making your own milk paint is reasonably easy.
Pour the nonfat milk into the 1.5-liter container and wait until it reaches room temperature. Mix all the white vinegar in the milk room temperature and place the container in a warm place for about 12 to 48 hours, while curdling. Place the desired amount of color pigment in one of your plastic tubes with an equal amount of distilled water. Pour all the hydrated lime powder into the other large plastic container. Add 1.5 cups of distilled water a little at a time, stirring as you go until it forms a smooth paste.
Place the strainer in the sink and the gauze in the strainer. Pour the curdled milk in the colander and empty the liquid. Lift the gauze, and pour the quark into the gallon paint bucket and add the lime paste to create milk-white paint. Add your dissolved pigment and stir the mixture. Filter the paint through the cheesecloth one more time to remove the undissolved particles. Use as soon as possible, stirring occasionally to avoid separation.