Milk Paint
Bonding Agent
Furniture Wax & Antiquing Wax
White Wax
Hemp Oil Finish
Value Packs
Wax Block for Distressing

Milk paint

For a sample use case check out an excellent blog post on Painting a Goat Barn with Milk Paint by our friends over at Domestic Geek Girl.
Homestead House and Miss Mustard Seed milk paints are organic, biodegradable and Zero VOC! The formulation of the raw ingredients are the same for both lines, however the Miss Mustard Seed Line are custom designer colours. Homestead House colours depict more of the pioneer and colonial era of colours popular in those time periods.For more beautiful colours in the Milk Paints please visit our colours section.

As Canada's only milk paint manufacturer, we continue the tradition of our past by producing authentic milk paints using similar basic ingredients.. Our recipe stays true to that of an authentic milk paint containing natural ingredients such as chalk, clay, limestone, casein (a milk protein) and pigments. Unlike some Milk Paint found in a can there are NO VINYL resins.

What is Milk Paint?

Milk Paint is the oldest natural paint known to man and can still be found in some cave paintings. This paint contains milk protein (casein), limestone, clay, chalk and natural non-toxic pigments made from iron oxides and those synthesized from natural resources. The result is a very durable paint popularly used by modern designers, green consumers and home owners seeking to capture a variety of modern, trendy, antique and textured looks ( in fact when using less water than called for the texture can even be used for embossing !!).Our authentic milk paint provides a long lasting, very durable and hard as stone finish for interior or exterior uses! No other modern paint can create the unique look that can be easily achieved by using Milk Paint.

It can absorbed into a porous surface tol never chip or peel. Milk Paint is suitable for both interior and exterior applications and is naturally mould resistant. Milk paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting plaster, drywall,primed drywall, straw bale houses and a variety of other surfaces.

With our Bonding Agent you can now use Milk Paint on even more surfaces such as previously painted walls with a gloss sheen, varnished or lacquered surfaces, previous coats of paint, ceramic tiles, meta or, glass.

30g  Tester  8-10 ft²  (a side table, several mirror frames or small chair)
230g  (1 Quart / 0.5 lbs)  70-75 ft²  (a dresser and a side table)
460g  (2 Quarts / 1 lbs)  140-150 ft²  (a large hutch)
2.3kg  (10 Quarts / 5 lbs)  700-750 ft²  (a large dining room table with 8 chairs and sideboard)
4.5kg  (20 Quarts / 10 lbs)  1,400-1,500 ft²  (large size kitchen, all cabinets and an island)
13.6kg  (60 Quarts / 30 lbs)  4,200-4,500 ft²  (multiple large projects, a full size deck and large kitchen and flooring etc)

Select Size
Colour Options

Colour Chart


• Using a blender to mix creates a nicer consistency to work with.

• Milk Paint can be layered to create custom effects.

• Milk Paint dries in 30 minutes!

• Always test your colours first.

• Colour testers are available for purchase.

• Avoid using a primer as a porous surface is required to absorb Milk Paint.

• Milk paint should be sealed with a top coat.

• Use Milk Paint Bond to allow adhesion to previously painted or varnished surfaces.

• Slight shade and colour variations may occur between batches. Purchase enough paint to test and finish your entire project. Be sure to save some for future touch ups.


Milk Paint and finishes for kitchen table and chairs.

by Alex from Montreal

“I needed paint and finishes to restore my kitchen table and chairs but I wanted the safest and most eco-friendly products. I was really happy to find homestead house paint's milk paint and no-VOC finishes. The milk paint is easy enough to use, really safe and gives excellent results. The same thing goes for the Hemp Oil finish and Beeswax. I simply love everything.

I'm no expert at this kind of stuff but they really guided me with what I needed and how much. I was surprised to get such excellent and quick service.

I'm proud to have this Canadian company do such amazing products!

Milk Paint for furniture reproduction.

by Derrick from British Columbia

“I am trying to create primitive american furniture. The paint quality is excellent, and the look is perfect. I cannot imagine why people would choose retail latex or oil paints over milk paint. The product is vastly superior."

Homestead House Milk Paint .

by Marian, from Pennsylvania

“Homestead House Milk Paint is my go-to finish for raw wood surfaces and when I want to create an authentic aged look on vintage furniture. Their paint is simple to use and the results are beautiful.”

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Bonding Agent

When added to Milk Paint, the bonding agent allows milk paint to be used on non-porous surfaces. Milk paint can now be used for many different surfaces such as painted walls, latex paint, oil paint, varnish, glass, metal etc. Contains no VOCs.

Shake well before using. For optimum adhesion, clean the surface to be painted with T.S.P. and sand lightly to roughen the surface. Always test adhesion before applying to a large area. To use with Milk Paint: Mix one part of bonding agent to two parts of milk paint already mixed. For an even stronger grip, mix in equal parts. Mix the bonding agent with all coats of paint for optimum adhesion. Wait 2 hours between subsequent coats.

How much Bond do you need?
250ml will be sufficient to add to 1 Quart of mixed milk paint.
500ml will be sufficient to add to 2 Quarts of mixed milk paint.
1 Litre will be sufficient to add to 1 Gallon of mixed milk paint.
1 Gallon will be sufficient to add to 4 Gallons of mixed milk paint.
Milk Paint Bonding Agent

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Furniture & Antiquing Wax

Our Furniture Wax is a fine museum quality wax based on an old family recipe. It is easy to apply, provides a durable finish with a beautiful luster and has almost no odor. The Antiquing wax is the same formulation as the Furniture Wax, however lightly tinted to a rich brown, perfect for creating an authentically aged finish on a piece of painted furniture.

How to use this product:
Use a clean cotton cloth or brush to apply wax in a thin layer, working into recesses of carved details or surface imperfections. Wipe away excess. Allow it to dry for 3-5 minutes. Buff to a shine with a clean lint-free cotton cloth. This product may be applied directly over dry milk paint or other painted surfaces such as Chalk Paints, Latex Paints for an increased lustre and protection.. Clean brush with soap and warm water.


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White Wax

White Wax is a fine museum quality wax is based on an old family recipe. It is made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax and is then tinted with a creamy white, perfect for creating a faded, washed or limed look on a piece of painted furniture. It is easy to apply, provides a durable finish with a beautiful luster and has almost no odor.

How to use this product:
Use a clean cotton cloth or brush to apply wax in a thin layer, working into recesses of carved details or surface imperfections. Wipe away excess, allowing wax that has built up in recesses to remain. Allow it to dry for 3-5 minutes. Buff to a shine with a clean lint-free cotton cloth. This product may be applied directly over dry milk paint or clear wax and does not require an additional finish. Clean brush with soap and warm water.

White Waxes

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Hemp Oil Finish

This solvent-free oil finish provides a protective, water-resistant surface. It penetrates to protect from the inside out. It can be used on new wood that is bare, stained, milk-painted or to revive old wood effects. This oil does not leave a surface film that will chip or scratch. This oil does not need to be cut with any solvents. Since there are no added solvents or dryers to this product, the drying time is longer. The oil will feel dry to the touch one day after the initial application, however complete drying can be several days. For example if there is too much oil initially applied, then small amounts of oil may rise over the first few days. This can be avoided by wiping the excess away with a cloth. If used on a floor during this time it is recommended to place some cardboard pieces where there will be a lot of foot traffic. Dirty shoes should be kept off for at least two weeks.

This oil is great for those that suffer from chemical sensitivities and can not use solvent based products. The odour of this oil is much like crushed walnuts.

This oil will darken and richen the wood with a soft luster. Generally the older the wood the more it will darken it. This will vary based on the type of wood and the age of the wood. It is highly reccomended to try a small amount on an area to find out how your project will look with this application.

Used inside this food-safe oil finish is perfect to use in the kitchen on wooden cutting boards, wooden utensils or stone. Also provides a wonderful finish for flooring * Not recommended for areas with a lot of water, such as a bathroom, kitchen or front door area unless special care is taken and extra applications are applied*

Not recommended for exterior use. Please see our Tung Oil for exterior applications. This oil does not contain UV protectors, therefore the wood will age, darken and grey.

This oil is a great environmentally friendly product as the hemp seeds are grown and pressed in Ontario.

250 ml - Covers aprx 40 square feet
500 ml - Covers aprx 80 square feet
1 Litre - Covers aprx 160 square feet
1 Gallon – Covers aprx 600 square feet
5 Gallons – Covers aprx 3000 square feet

• Food Safe
• No Chemicals
• NO VOC’s
• Breathable
• Biodegradeable
• 100% Natural Hempseed

Coverage will vary taking into consideration what the oil is being applied to. For example, a previously oiled surface will require very little oil, where as bare wood will require more.

Hemp Oil

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Value Packs

Our value packs allow you to save by bundling all the essentials to get started together in a single package. They include a selection of our most popular colours and are available in 3 full Quart sizes.

Value Pack with 3 Quarts of Paint

  • 3 Quarts of Milk Paint (1 qt per colour)
    Select Colours:

  • 1 Hemp Oil 500ml (7oz)
  • 1 Bonding Agent 500ml (7oz)
  • 1 Furniture Wax 50g (2oz)
  • 1 Antiquing Wax 50g (2oz)
  • 1 White Wax 50g (2oz)
  • 1 Salad Bowl Finish Wax 50g (2oz)
  • 1 Beeswax Block
  • 1 Small Brush
  • 1 How To Guide
  • 1 Colour Brochure

Total Value:  $207.99
Price:  $144.99
You Save:  $63.00 (over 30%)

Value Pack with 6 Tester Bags of Paint

  • 6 Tester sizes of Milk Paint (~30g per colour)
    Select Colours:
  • 1 Hemp Oil 250ml (3.5oz)
  • 1 Bonding Agent 250ml (3.5oz)
  • 1 Furniture Wax 50g (2oz)
  • 1 Antiquing Wax 50g (2oz)
  • 1 White Wax 50g (2oz)
  • 1 Salad Bowl Finish Wax 50g (2oz)
  • 1 Beeswax Block
  • 1 Small Brush
  • 1 How To Guide
  • 1 Colour Brochure

Total Value:  $153.99
Price:  $109.99
You Save:  $44.00 (over 28%)

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Wax Block for Distressing

For exact placement of distressed lines and edges use the wax . Press the wax along the edges where you would like to see the distressed antiquing effect between layers of paint, or over your first coat of stain, and in between each layer of paint. Anything that is applied on top of the waxed areas will resist the paint. You will notice this resist once you are giving your piece a light sanding at the end of your application of all layers of paint. So many times when distressing it is easy to sand right through all the layers- this prevents this from happening! The stain or paint underneath the wax will remain in place, and any paint applied on top of the wax will come off effortlessly, allowing for the perfect distressed look.

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Our excellent quality brushes are made of smooth hardwood and dense white china bristles firmly epoxied into a nickel-plated ferrule! These strong, yet flexible bristles hold and slightly absorb the paint or wax which allows for more control while applying. These easy to hold brushes have contoured beaver tail handles for a controlled grip. We love these brushes because they’re a fantastic all-in-one applicator as they can be used to paint, and then be used to wax!

All three brushes have a bristle length of 2 inches and a total length of 8 inches.

  Small Medium Large
Width 1.5" 1 3/4" 2 1/4"
Shape Flat Oval Oval
Primary Use Paint Paint / Wax Wax



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