DIY: Make Your Own Milk Paint

Most of you would be familiar with Milk Paint and it’s great for white-washing in my opinion. Now make your own milk paint and save some cash in the process.

Basic Milk Paint Recipe:

For approx. 1.5 Gallons Milk Paint
One Gallon Skim Milk
Two Cups Builders Lime also called Hydrated Lime ( Do NOT use Quick Lime)
One Quart Linseed Oil ( the boiled type )
1/2 Cup of Salt
Dye (Color) add in as needed

Strain with cheesecloth or fine mesh screen wire
Use within Two Days of mixing

or approx. 5 Gallons Milk Paint
Four Gallons of Skim Milk
Two Quarts Builders Lime ( Do NOT use Quick Lime)
One Gallon Linseed Oil ( the boiled type )
Approx 2 Cups Salt
Dye (color) add in as needed

Strain with cheesecloth or fine mesh screen wire
Use within Two Days of mixing

Basic Whitewash Recipe

Add 5 pounds of Hydrated Lime ( do not use quick lime ) to 1 gallon of water. Allow standing overnight. Dissolve 1 1/2 pounds of salt in 2 quarts of water and add to the lime water mixture with vigorous stirring. Optional: for exterior use add in 1-2 quarts of boilled linseed oil.

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