Milk Paint Quart - Feedsack

Milk Paint Quart - Feedsack


Old Barn Milk Paint

The feedsack story starts in the early 1800's when food staples such as grain, seed, and animal feed were stored in wooden barrels, boxes, and tins, the wooden boxes and barrels leaked and the tins rusted which damaged the goods inside. The linen bags used by local farmers wouldn't hold up for transportation so with the invention of the stitching machine in 1846 they were able to sew double locking seams that could hold the weight of the bags. 

Feedsacks were originally made with heavy canvas and were reusable the farmer would simply bring his empty sack with his mark stamped on the side to the mill to be refilled. Soon in the northeast mills began weaving inexpensive cotton fabric that was used for sugar bags and more. Farm wives soon found out that the cotton bag could be used for utilitarian fabric and began using it for diapers, dish rags, dresses and more. When manufacturers caught wind of this they began printing patterns on their bags with the idea that the farmer would be inclined to buy more sacks so that his wife could make herself a new dress with the matching patterns. 

These reusable bags are still used today and are reflected in the linen bag holding Old Barn Milk Paint. 

One quart of milk paint powder covers approximately 75 square feet, or one large dresser, armoire, table, hutch, etc.


About Old Barn Milk Paint (OBMP)

100% Organic Milk Paint Powder

     Curated simple ingredient milk paint powder using milk, lime, earth pigments, and other natural ingredients.

     OBPM selects only the highest quality ingredients with stringent eco conscious standards. Each product contains plant based ingredients and is formulated without the need for harsh chemicals and solvents.

     OBMPs innovative, odorless Stains are taking the market by storm, as more and more people quickly realize there is no longer a need to use outdated stains with harsh chemicals and odors. OBMP has developed an entire line dedicated to omitting the need for chemicals and toxins in our lives, which means you can still do what you love and not worry about toxicity in the products you are using! 


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