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A milk paint finish actually strengthens with time and exposure to moisture in the air. Purchase it from The Real Milk Paint Co. in powdered form and just add water, mix new colors with multiple pigments and add to RMPC's base, or mix up a batch using one of their authentic recipes (using real skim milk or cottage cheese!).
With over 25 colors in two collections of traditional and historical blends, one $15.75 bag of powdered mix makes one quart and covers approximately 70 sq. ft.
Keep in mind your surface must be non-porous, or you can add RMPC's Ultra Bond product to the mix. RMPC recommends kitchen applications be finished with several coats of pure tung oil (FDA approved for food contact) or a clear water-based acrylic.
We recently ordered a batch for our kitchen remodel. Stay tuned for the results!