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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co., Inc Review and Giveaway



As most of you may already know we have been remodeling our house since moving in this last February and when I say remodeling I don’t mean just a splat of paint here and there I mean complete overhaul of the entire house! We are right now in the process of building custom barn wood kitchen cabinets so we decided that the kitchen needed a new coat of paint so when I was offered the opportunity to review a paint from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co., Inc I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to start picking out the paint color!

About The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co., Inc (taken from website):

In 1974, after much experimentation, we recreated an old Milk Paint formula to provide an authentic finish for our primary business of building reproduction furniture. Since then we have sold our paint to professionals who are either restoring original Colonial or Shaker furniture, making reproductions, or striving for an interior design look that is both authentic and beautiful. Milk Paint is now gaining an even wider usage because it contains only ingredients that are all-natural and will not harm the environment. Our authentic real milk paint is truely a "green paint" that comes in 20 colors.

Our Thoughts:

We had the chance to choose a color of paint for our kitchen walls and it took us some time to finally agree on the same color but we ended up choosing the Tavern Green SafePaint and we were also sent a gallon of Snow White SafePaint incase we wanted to lighten the color of the green.

Now this paint comes in a powder form and you mix it with water to make the appropriate amount you will be needing to do your painting so we went ahead and mixed a whole gallon in a bucket.

Mixing the paint was super easy and my hubby didn’t have any problems what so ever! We did end up adding a small amount of Snow White powder to the Tavern Green powder to lighten it up just a little bit and we love the color result we got!

Before:

After:

So as you can see from the photos it’s very green but since we are going for the farm house look in our kitchen with the gray barn wood cabinets and rusted tin counter tops this color is absolutely amazing and once the whole kitchen is finished it’s going to look absolutely beautiful!

The paint went on very smooth and the finished look is wonderful to me it gives the feeling of an old fashioned farm house and that was exactly the look we were going for! The clean up on this paint is super easy and quick as well! Chad did tape off the majority of the kitchen but he is kind of a super messy painter and ended up getting some on our flooring (which we are going to replace anyway) and it wiped up easily with a damp paper towel!

Another thing I love about this paint is that it doesn’t have a strong paint odor and we were able to paint without having to open all the windows and doors and the smell that it did have wasn’t bad and didn’t linger in our home like some of the other paints we have used!

Bottom Line:

We are very pleased with the results we got from the SafePaint and I feel the color is a perfect match for our whole country farm house theme we are going for! I love that this paint is so easy to mix, apply and clean up after! I love the finish of the paint well heck we just love this paint in everyway!

This is the absolute best paint we have every used (and we have used lots of paints)! All we had to do was one coat and it covered the gray that was already there perfectly! I will now be using paint from Old Fashioned Milk Paint for all of my future painting needs (and there are quite a few)!!

I think if you have children in your home and are looking to freshen up a room with a new coat of paint you should really consider SafePaint, you won’t be disappointed!

Buy It:
To purchase SafePaint for yourself visit The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Website to purchase or to find a dealer near you!

Win It:
The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company has offered one of my readers a gallon of SafePaint in their choice of color!

Want a free sample?
Anne has kindly offered to send each of you that request a sample a free pint of SafePaint in your choice of color all you have to do is e-mail Anne at anne@milkpaint.com with your color choice and address and be sure to tell her The Cartoon Lovin’ Mama Blog sent you so you will be sure to get your sample!

Mandatory Entry: Visit The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company and tell me what color you would choose if you won! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. “Like” The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company on Facebook

Giveaway ends Sept 13, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the paint colors mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

113 comments:

  1. I like driftwood!

    Megan
    mommymided at gmail dot com

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  2. I follow via GFC!

    Megan
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  3. I wouls choose Federal blue!! We are redoing our bathroom this winter and this would be great!!
    Thanks Nicole
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  4. I am a public follower!
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  5. I “Like” The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company on Facebook

    nicole hatch

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  6. The Federal Blue would be perfect in the sun-room.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  7. I think I would like Slate SafePaint, I have paint color samples taped to my wall right now but this would be perfect in my bathroom

    thanks
    Turtlexing81@yahoo.com

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  8. I'd love the Soldier Blue paint; it would be perfect in our bathroom with our old clawfoot bathtub.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  9. I like the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company on Facebook: Michelle Hudak
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  10. Twitter follower & I tweeted:
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  11. I would choose the Slate color.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  12. We just painted our living room walls with Slate, and used a Driftwood/white mixture on the trim. Looks great! Thank you, Cartoon Lovin' Mama, for such a nice review!

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  13. We love the Salem Red - my son's room is primary colors and this looks like it fits perfectly

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  14. I follow you on Twitter @manthas24

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  15. I would pick the tavern green color. great choices!
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  16. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    I like the pumpkin

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  18. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    fan of old fashioned paint on FB

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  19. I like the Driftwood shade.

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  20. it's a toss up between mustard and federal blue...

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  22. like the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. on FB Michele Pineda
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  23. twitter follower @micaela6955 tweet http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/23162271209
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  24. I think i'd choose slate.
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  25. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
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  27. 9/7 rt
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  28. I would like the Slate Safe Paint for my sons' room!

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  29. I follow publicly via Google Friend Connect

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  30. I follow on Twitter (@kjmaje)

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  31. I "like"on Facebook and commented as Kevin Elak

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  32. daily tweet

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  33. 9/8 rt
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  34. I'm impressed with this paint!! I adore the Marigold Yellow SafePaint!

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  35. I Follow You Publicly on Google Friend Connect

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  36. I Subscribe to your RSS via google reader

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  37. I “Like” The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company on Facebook

    FB name - RJ.W.Higgins

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  38. daily tweet

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  39. 9/9 rt
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  40. http://twitter.com/turtlexing81/status/24063034848


    I follow and just tweeted

    thank you

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  41. I liked the old fashion paint co on facebook

    thank you

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  42. I am a follower of your blog

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  44. 9/10 rt
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  45. I love the pumpkin.


    betsy_349 at hotmail dot com

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  46. I like Salmon and Soldier Blue. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  47. Super awesome product! I have a dresser that I want to paint, and I absolutely love their slate color!

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  48. 9/11
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  49. Very cool Paint..great post and pics!
    I think they have great colors too especially Barn Red SafePaint:)

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  50. blog follower
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  52. Need paint. Would like to give this product a try.

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  53. I would like the chocolate brown.
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  54. 9/12
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  55. I would get the Light Cream
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  59. What a cool concept! I'd either get driftwood or buttermilk.

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  60. I would pick light cream for my basement. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  61. I follow your blog via gfc suelee1998 @ gmail.om

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  62. light cream is nice
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  64. Publicly following via google friend connect

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  66. Like” The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company on Facebook

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  67. 9/13
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  68. This is perfect timing! Just what I need! I have been looking for something like this for a long time and here it is! I am from back east so know about milk paint.
    Let me tell you the sad story. We took a patio door out of our room and patched the wall. So we picked out a new paint color to match a color in our bedspread and I started painting. 7 hours later I was almost done and poured the last of the paint into the tray. Well, it was a different color. I have painted for 35 years and this has never happened and even though I stirred it often it must have stayed on the top. So I was almost done and I couldn't finish. I also decided I HATE the bland ugly poopy color! And since this is our master bedroom, I want it to look really pretty! So.....I am heading for a different color. I really love the Bayberry Green SafePaint on here and think it would look very rich and lovely-elegant.
    spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol

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  69. Follow and tweet!~http://twitter.com/dresdenrain/status/24413302216

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  70. “Like” The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company on Facebook-carol yerby lewis.

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  76. i follow on twitter and tweeted

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  77. I Like The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company on Facebook
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  78. I want to try light cream
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  80. i follow @rsmc1 and tweet
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  83. I like Bayberry Green.



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  84. I just moved and was looking for a paint color that I loved!! I'd go with the Pumpkin :)

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  85. Follow on Twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/Mkokopelli/status/24427611662

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  86. “Like” The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company on Facebook

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  87. I would pick slate or Tavern Green thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  88. I subscribe thanks for the chance to win

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  89. I like the old fashioned milk paint company on facebook (mrstinareynolds)

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  92. Driftwood SafePaint
    Code: 64-Dr-SP
    We just bought a house and trying to paint, and figure out what is safe around kids and pets. This is a great choice because you can mix how much you need. Thanks, God Bless!

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