All natural. Gentle on your environment. Versatile and easy. FarmPaint is ready to use straight out of the jar. It's non-toxic - lick the drips off your hands if you fancy - and non-caustic, so no need for gloves or mask when painting. FarmPaint is biodegradable and contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
FarmPaint is available in nine gorgeous, full of life colors. They bring an instant depth to your walls and furniture and an attractive patina over time. FarmPaint is for all paintable surfaces, inside and outside. It is ideal for new walls, excellent over old latex, and will give old wooden and metal furniture new life. It has the intense suede finish of antique furniture and fresco murals, and is more durable than latex paint.
HOW TO USE OUR FARMPAINT
Can I use FarmPaint on everything?
FarmPaint is superb on raw wood. It works well on fresh plasterboard and on top of latex paint. It's ideal for old furniture. We've used FarmPaint on interior and exterior walls and floors, on wooden and metal interior and garden furniture, and on terracotta and concrete garden pots. Warning - paint on exterior surfaces that are vulnerable to temperature changes, such as horizontal surfaces exposed to dew and high heat, may deteriorate over time.
Before you start, use a sample pot and experiment with the finish that you would like. Milk paints will not achieve the uniform coverage of latex paints.
How do I prepare the surface I'm going to paint?
Sanding and priming are not necessary. Apply FarmPaint directly to fresh plasterboard or previously painted surfaces. However, like any other painting project, sanding and/or priming will be helpful on high-gloss surfaces (suggest sanding) or surfaces of uneven color or painted in a darker color than your new choice (suggest priming). Consider a tinted primer for improved ultimate depth of color, especially with our red color. There are commercially available non-petrochemical primers.
Stir well beforehand and occasionally during use. Apply in warm, dry conditions. Outside, paint in warm but not exceedingly hot weather. FarmPaint will dry to the touch in an hour and may be recoated within two hours, but should cure for at least three days before exposure to traffic or moisture. Leave floor paint to cure for several days.
How do I finish the surface after painting?
FarmPaint does not need to be sealed, even outdoors. If you wish, use a beeswax, shellac or any clear finish to seal paint in damper or high-traffic areas. Waxed surfaces deepen in color and gain a slight sheen, but have to be sanded thoroughly before repainting. Non-waxed layers of FarmPaint may also be buffed with a rag for sheen.
What kind of tools should I use for application?
FarmPaint will dry to the characteristic intense suede finish of milk paints, with a subtle transparency. Use brushes, sponges, rollers or rags to achieve different textures. We painted house walls using a spray gun.
Can I mix the colors?
FarmPaints mix superbly to your choice of color. Have fun! Thin the paint with water for a wash over wood grain. Paints will not mix with latex or other milk paints.
Can I paint my bathroom?
FarmPaint inhibits mildew and would be an excellent choice in your bathroom, although we do not recommend that you paint your shower stall. Remove existing mildew before painting, and allow FarmPaint to cure for at least three days in warm weather.
What is the shelf life of my paint?
Store your paint at room temperature for up to three months for optimum results. Stir well each time you use the paint and continue to stir while painting. Clean paint from the thread of the jar lid after use.
Does the paint smell?
FarmPaint has a very slight, not unpleasant smell of flax seed oil. FarmPaint will extract smells from older surfaces that have absorbed surrounding fumes, such as cigarette smoke. These smells will dissipate.
Is this paint durable?
FarmPaint is emulsified with oil, thus highly durable, more so than latex paint. Casein paints like our FarmPaint may be seen in the pyramids of ancient Egypt, still vibrant with color. The paint will patina with age, gaining depth and texture. On exterior surfaces, FarmPaint will absorb rain and darken in color, releasing the water and returning to original color after the rain.
Do I need protective clothing?
Not at all. Many milk paints are caustic and require goggles and gloves when painting. FarmPaint is completely gentle and non-caustic. We suggest a nice halter top and cut-off shorts. You could even lick the paint off your hands.
Is clean-up easy?
Clean brushes with warm water. The flax seed oil in the paint will gently condition brushes. Paint will wash easily from clothing within hours, but not thereafter.
Ingredients: calcium carbonate, flax seed oil, water, milk protein (casein), goat milk soap, pigment, salt