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 about milk paint

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Milk Paint is an ancient all-natural paint containing basic ingredients including milk protein (casein), limestone, clay and natural pigments. When absorbed into the surface, Milk Paint will never chip or peel when applied to a raw wood surface. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications and is naturally mold resistant. Milk paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting wood, plaster, drywall and a variety of other surfaces.  It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and contains no VOCs.

With the Milk Paint Bonding Agent you can use Milk Paint on even more surfaces such as previously painted walls, varnished surfaces, ceramic tiles, metal, glass etc.  Without the bonding agent, Milk Paint will resist some prefinished or prepainted surfaces to achieve an authentic “chippy” look.

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about Marian “Miss Mustard Seed”

Photo by Eddie Langenberg-Miller

Marian aka “Miss Mustard Seed” is a girl who loves to paint and refinish old furniture and thought it would be amazing to have a line of Milk Paint in colors she loves.  The idea for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint was born. What started out as a small idea, exploded into a full line of products carried by over 200 retailers in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.

In addition to developing a line of Milk Paint and companion products, Marian is also the author of Miss Mustard Seed, a DIY/Home Decor Blog, a freelance writer for HGTV.com, an antiques dealer, and the author of the book Inspired You (published by Thomas Nelson, November 2012.)  Her home and blog have been featured in Flea Market Style, Women’s Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Fresh Style, Make It Over, Romantic Homes, Flea Market Finds with Matthew Meade, Cottages & Bungalows, and on the Nate Berkus Show.  She currently lives near Gettysburg with her family and a parade of painted furniture.

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about Homestead House Paint Company

Homestead House Paint Company, the exclusive manufacturer of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has been a family owned and operated business producing quality non-toxic paints since 1988. Their products have been featured on CityLine, HGTV, and in Ecoholic Home, Edifice Magazine, Style at Home, Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement, Canadian Homes and Cottages and Canadian Home and Country.

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about Abbe Doll, our Primary Educator

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Photo by Marian Parsons

Abbe believes that “all things can be made new.” A self taught re-finisher, Abbe took her small little home based business and turned it into a furniture line, then small boutique ownership.  She loves sharing tricks of the trade with her customers and delights in helping others transform their own pieces.  Her passion for painting was accelerated when she mixed her first batch of MMS Milk Paint. After suffering a rare disease, she was thrilled to find a 100% safe and natural product that didn’t compromise her health. Her passion for Milk Paint, education, and painting shines through in every piece she paints!

She married her high school sweetheart and together they  raise three little “Dolls” in Wichita, Kansas and Abbe owns and operates The Cottage Collective, which features her painted furniture line “All Dolled Up.”  You can learn more about Abbe on her BLOG.

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Thanks so much to Maria Carr of Dreamy Whites for sharing her gift of styling and photography with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.