Miss mustard seeds Milk paint*

All of our Homestead House and Miss Mustard Seed milk paints are organic, biodegradable and Zero VOC! The formulation of the raw ingredients are the same for both lines, however the Miss Mustard Seed Line are custom designer colours by Miss Mustard Seed. For more beautiful colours in the Milk Paints please visit our colours or Homestead House Milk Paint section.

Forget the idea that Milk Paint should only be used to achieve the “primitive look.”  We’ve given this versatile, time-tested paint a facelift with new color options and fresh ideas on using it to fit your style.  These are just a few of the ways Milk Paint can be used:

- Use it on porous surfaces to create a finish that doesn’t chip or flake with time

- Increase the ratio of water to paint to create a coloured stain or wash

- Add the Bonding Agent when painting non-porous surfaces to increase adhesion

If the idea of using a powdered paint sounds intimidating, don’t worry!   We’ve made video tutorials to walk you through every step of the process, so you can get the look you want and feel confident in your project. Please visit our Tutorials section or join us for one of our many workshops all over North America!

To purchase MMS products, please visit http://www.missmustardseedsmilkpaint.com/retailers/

Milk Paint

Mix 1 part water to 1 part milk paint powder. Paint may be mixed in a blender, or using a milk frother, or in a container with a whisk or brush. Add water in first and then add the powder incrementally. Mix for 1-3 minutes until water is absorbed into the powder and the mixture is relatively smooth. Water to powder ratio may be adjusted to achieve desired consistency. Test your consistency on a spare piece of wood. Your mixture should provide good one coat coverage- if your mixture is too thin it will be more transparent and stain like. Add more powder to thicken and stir again. Excess can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Stir frequently while using as the pigments will settle to the bottom of the container.Typically 1-2 coats is requried. Allow 30 minutes between coats. Finish with Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax or Hemp Oil Wood Finish.

Tester (30g)  8-10 ft²  (a side table, several mirror frames or small chair)
1 Quart  70-75 ft²  (a dresser and a side table)
2 Quarts  140-150 ft²  (a large hutch)

∧ Back To Top

Bonding Agent

When added to Milk Paint, the bonding agent allows milk paint to be used on non-porous surfaces. Milk paint can now be used for many different surfaces such as painted walls, latex paint, oil paint, varnish, glass, metal etc. Contains no VOCs.

Shake well before using. For optimum adhesion, clean the surface to be painted with T.S.P. and sand lightly to roughen the surface. Always test adhesion before applying to a large area. To use with Milk Paint: Mix one part of bonding agent to two parts of milk paint already mixed. For an even stronger grip, mix in equal parts. Mix the bonding agent with all coats of paint for optimum adhesion. Wait 2 hours between subsequent coats.

∧ Back To Top



Miss Mustard Seed's Waxes are a fine museum quality wax based on an old family recipe. It is easy to apply, provides a durable finish with a beautiful luster and has almost no odor.Furniture Wax is colourless and provides an excellent durability and soft sheen. The Antiquing wax is lightly tinted to a rich brown, perfect for creating an authentically aged finish on a piece of painted furniture.White wax is tinted with a creamy white, perfect for creating a faded, washed or limed look on a piece of painted furniture.

How to use this product:
Use a clean cotton cloth or brush to apply wax in a thin layer, working into recesses of carved details or surface imperfections. Wipe away excess. Allow it to dry for 3-5 minutes. Buff to a shine with a clean lint-free cotton cloth. This product may be applied directly over dry milk paint or other painted surfaces such as Chalk Paints, Latex Paints for an increased lustre and protection.. Clean brush with soap and warm water.

∧ Back To Top


Hemp Oil Finish

This is a natural food safe oil finish containing no solvents. It is very easy to use and apply, making finishing your projects a breeze! It provides a protective, water-resistant surface. You can use it on bare wood to bring out the natural colours and patina for a beautiful authentic finish, or Milk-painted or painted surfaces for protection. Can also be used on New wood or stained wood. It penetrates to protect from the inside out. It does not leave a surface film that will chip or scratch. Test on an inconspicuous spot prior to using on an entire piece.

This oil is a great environmentally friendly product as the hemp seeds are grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides.

250 ml - Covers aprx 40 square feet
500 ml - Covers aprx 80 square feet
1 Litre - Covers aprx 160 square feet
1 Gallon – Covers aprx 600 square feet
5 Gallons – Covers aprx 3000 square feet

• Food Safe
• No Chemicals
• NO VOC’s
• Breathable
• Biodegradeable
• 100% Natural Hempseed

Coverage will vary taking into consideration what the oil is being applied to. For example, a previously oiled surface will require very little oil, where as bare wood will require more.

How to use this product:
Apply small amount of oil to surface using a brush or clean cloth. Rub gently until it is absorbed into raw wood or Milk Paint finish. For additional sheen and protection, add 2-4 coats. With no solvents, drying time is extended, so allow 2 hours between coats and wipe away excess after 12 hours. Finished piece may take several days to cure. To maintain, apply a light coat whenever desired, or the surface is looking dull and dry. To remove scratches, lightly sand blemish, then reapply oil. To clean your brush simply use soap and water.

∧ Back To Top


Tough Coat

Our premium, non yellowing tough coat provides extra durability against general wear and tear, water damage and food stains. Perfect for those high traffic surfaces such as table tops, seating, doors and floors. Apply with a roller or brush onto recently painted or clean, non oily/greasy surfaces. If applying to a recently painted surface, allow the surface to dry 24-36 hours before applying. For maximum durability, apply two coats waiting 2-4 hours between coats. In humid areas, longer drying times may be required. 500 mL covers approximately 75 sqft. Easy clean up with soap and warm water. Dries to a matte finish.

Inspired You

Miss Mustard Seed's Book‏

∧ Back To Top


Wax Puck for Distressing

For exact placement of distressed lines and edges use the wax puck. Press the wax puck along the edges where you would like to see the distressed antiquing effect between layers of paint, or over your first coat of stain, and in between each layer of paint. Anything that is applied on top of the waxed areas will resist the paint. You will notice this resist once you are giving your piece a light sanding at the end of your application of all layers of paint. So many times when distressing it is easy to sand right through all the layers- this prevents this from happening! The stain or paint underneath the wax will remain in place, and any paint applied on top of the wax will come off effortlessly, allowing for the perfect distressed look.

∧ Back To Top


Milk Paint Mixer

Use this electric mixing tool to quickly and easily mix up your milk paint to the perfect consistency. For more details and usage instructions check out the Milk Paint Mixer Tutorial.

∧ Back To Top


Milk Paint Whisk

This mini whisk is perfect for mixing up small batches of Milk Paint. Add water to container, then Milk Paint powder and stir out any lumps until a creamy consistency is achieved.
*Use only for mixing Milk Paint - not for food preparation*

∧ Back To Top



Our excellent quality brushes are made of smooth hardwood and dense white china bristles firmly epoxied into a nickel-plated ferrule! These strong, yet flexible bristles hold and slightly absorb the paint or wax which allows for more control while applying. These easy to hold brushes have contoured beaver tail handles for a controlled grip. We love these brushes because they’re a fantastic all-in-one applicator as they can be used to paint, and then be used to wax!

All three brushes have a bristle length of 2 inches and a total length of 8 inches.

  Small Medium Large
Width 1.5" 1 3/4" 2 1/4"
Shape Flat Oval Oval
Primary Use Paint Paint / Wax Wax

∧ Back To Top

Brush Soap

Miss Mustard Seed Brush Soap

The perfect companion for our brushes is our all natural, handmade brush soap. Composed of natural ingredients, it not only cleans your brush - but will moisturize the bristles as well!

$12.00 - 3 oz unscented Brush soap.


∧ Back To Top

Colour Fan Deck

Miss Mustard Seed Colour Fan Deck

The Miss Mustard Seed fan deck is the perfect pocket companion. All 18 MMS colours painted on card stock sized 3" x 5", along with colour history and pairing ideas on the back. A great guide and tool for any colour enthusiast!

$10.00 - Colour Fan Deck.


∧ Back To Top


Miss Mustard Seed Apron

Painting can not only bring out our creativity, but our messy side as well. Our MMS aprons are made from a movable lightweight cotton, and are a great addition to any painter’s wardrobe! Comes with an adjustable neck strap and is available in black with a screen printed design.

$12.00 - Apron


∧ Back To Top


* Homestead House does its best to display accurate colors online, but the however on-screen colour representations vary from actual paint colours. It is simply a computer representation of the paint colour to help give you an idea of the colour. Every single computer monitor will display these colors differently.

** Although we do our best to ensure exact colour matching, there may be slight batch variations over time due to pigments changing and the aging of the paint. Be sure to mix several cans of paint together of the same colour to ensure that any batch variations are nullified. Also, it is always a good idea to keep a small can of paint used for future touch ups to ensure that you have the exact same colour.