Windsor chairs were originally painted with milk paint. I
believe the true craftsmanship of these chairs is much more
vivid when painted with milk paint. When I finish a chair I
like to use Old-Fashioned Milk Paint along with two coats of
"Early American Colonists and Shakers painted their
furniture and interiors with Milk Paint using a formula that
dated back to Ancient Egypt. Up until the middle 1800's
paint was not sold commercially. People made their own. The
most common recipe contained milk protein, quicklime and
earth pigments. Because of the unique durability of Milk
Paint, many fine examples still exist that are hundreds of
years old and whose finish is just as true as the day the
paint was applied.
deep rich colors of our Milk Paint authentically reflect
those colors found on existing antique furniture and
buildings. Our paint is made in small batches, using earth
pigments. Modern paints cannot compare with the colors and
the texture of the finish for achieving the "old" or
"country look" of Colonial or Shaker furniture and
interiors. And, like the paints used hundreds of years ago,
the colors in our Milk Paint will not fade."
Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.