I finally have a chance to experiment with milk paint, I’ve been wanting to paint my A Frames but was afraid that the normal paint would be toxic to grow food on, especially cucumber vines to climb on them, and when I read Cambree’s post of ‘Milk Paint’, it seems simple enough for me to follow. I used 1 quart of whole milk, and 1 fl oz of green food color, this allowed me to stain my A Frames, and since it was watery, instead of using paint brush, I used wash cloth instead.
I’m happy with the result, but I don’t know how well it will hold in the rain. I’m sure it will wash out some, and since it’s raining today, this might be the true test.
This is the before and after picture, I didn’t like the white color of the wood and milk paint seems to work well on this small project.