Re: Milk Paint
I'm using a 5-1 cottage cheese to hydrated lime slurry, bulked up with "whitening powder" (calcium carbonate- chalk) and tinted with titanium dioxide. I could see myself using only chalk and omitting the titanium dioxide, it provides a white but not opaque look that allows a little of the wood grain to show through. It looks nice and antique, fine cracking and crystallization if you look closely. I'm using just enough chalk to get the mixture thick enough to stick to the brush and wood.
I'm a fan so far, and at roughly $5/quart with no VOC's, I'm thinking on going with milk paint permanently.
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