Milk paint is a nontoxic water-based mixture used as a paint. It is made from milk and lime with or without pigments added for color. Borax may be added to the milk paint recipe to assist the lime in dissolving the casein and as a preservative.
Though milk paint has been used for thousands of years it does not compete commercially with oil paints mostly due to its short shelf life. Milk paint will spoil and must be used within a day or a little longer if refrigerated.
Milk paint can be used to mimic the look of antique furniture.
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