Everyone with an old home is subject to a paint project every few years and the likelihood of using an organic paint is seldom considered. Before modern paints containing chemicals were invented, craftsman used organic pigments to add tone to furniture and walls.
The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Companyfrom Groton, Massachusetts has been making organic milk paint since 1974. They started out as a vintage furniture reproduction business and demand for their special formula of milk paint used on the furniture soon became popular. The Milk Paint Company now offers many colors and paints for different applications including walls (SafePaint). The Milk Paint Company website offers plenty of useful information, history, and examples of milk paint applications.
Next time it’s time to paint, consider using an organic or low/zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paint that will not harm the environment by releasing harmful fumes into the atmosphere.