I immediately made plans to make some and test it out. However I lacked some of the material and the plans were put on hold until I had gotten hold of them.
I ended up ordering some stuff from Kramer pigments in Germany (they apparently also have a shop in the US), but never really did anything with it. But the other day I got an excuse to start that process again and made some paint.
I want to refinish some dining chairs that I got for little money in a thrift store. I have plucked away the old and ugly fabric that covers them and am working on sanding the frames. I want to paint them with milk paint in an ivory or creamy colour and upholster them in linen. I have a thing for linen these days.
Milk paint is made from milk, lime and pigment, sometimes with the addition of Borax. The Borax helps the lime dissolve the casein protein in the milk so it makes for a smoother paint as well…