These one-of-a-kind pieces have been reimagined using milk paint. Milk paint is an ancient paint containing just five simple ingredients – milk protein (casein), limestone, clay, chalk and non-toxic pigment. It's environmentally friendly, non-toxic and contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
It starts in a powder form and when prepared, (mixed with water) is a much lighter consistency than any paint you've ever experienced. I personally choose it over other types as most tend to be thick and simply rest on top of a piece. Milk paint requires more thin layers and on pieces with grain available, (not top coated with a clear coat or other product) it absorbs and has a beautiful effect.
Each piece is finished with either a wax or hemp oil finish. The waxes are museum quality, made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax. The hemp oil is 100% natural, Canadian made and organic. For cleaning either of these finishes, dry dusting with a cloth is recommended or scrub it with a damp cloth when necessary. While both of these finishes are durable, care should be taken to clean up spills etc. quickly to avoid staining or moisture damage.
At The Fiddleback Shack we also use these products for kitchen cabinetry refinishing.