Turner Milk Paints are non-toxic, water-based, acrylic paints that are extremely popular in Japan. These paints are unique because they use casein, a protein derived from cow’s milk, as a binder, supplied by the Morinaga milk and confectionary company. This results in a beautifully textured, antique, matte finish that comes in 16 colors.
Turner Milk Paints are best used on non-flexible and textured surfaces like wood, plaster, dry wall, stone, bricks, concrete, or rigid primed canvas. If using on paper, it is is best prepped with Turner’s Multi Primer or similar. Several Turner Milk Paint primers are also available in store to achieve a variety of distressed effects.
Use Multi Primer to improve adhesion of of Turner Milk Paint to paint-resistant surfaces like glass, metal, plastic, and other smooth, non-porous surfaces. Stir before use and apply two layers for best results; add a tiny amount of water for smoother application and non-visible brushstrokes. The surfaces will be ready two hours after priming, but glass needs a day before painting.