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16004Re: [MedievalSawdust] Milk paint

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  • bsrlee
    Sep 12, 2013
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      Its even less informative than that - it seems that in US 'paint-speak' latex means is that whatever binder is used is blended with a thining agent until it becomes a 'latex' suspension rather than being made from rubber, which is what the rest of the world thinks of when something is referred to as 'latex', rather like if it was instead described as 'homogenised' - milk also being considered a synonym for latex. See Google 'definition latex'.

      Brusi of Orkney

      On 12-Sep-13 12:56 PM, Vels inn Viggladi wrote:

      >From: rachel.e.stallings@...
      >google search popped up www.milkpaint.com
      >www.marthastewart.com offered up this recipe to make your own.
      >And my local Lowe's store apparently sells it. http://www.lowes.com/pd_144501-86-A102MILKPAINT_0__
      >an 8 oz sample is $0.38. 
      >I hope you have a great day!

      And this is where the marketing can trip us up :
      Under the specifications tab for the product at Lowe's-
      Base TypeLatex
      Paint Color FamilyWhites
      Manufacturer Color/FinishMilk Paint

      That tells us that it is a latex binder that attempts to simulate the appearance of milk paint. It's not even bonded acrylic in a casein binder.


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