homestead house milk paint.

When I decided to do this 12 days of giveaways thing, I reached out to my friends at Fusion/Homestead House and they were super gracious and provided some great stuff for me to give away.

First, a little background info for you all, because this all gets a little confusing sometimes.  Homestead House Milk Paint is a Canadian company that has been around since the 1980’s.  They also have been manufacturing Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint since 2012.  The MMS Milk Paint is branded differently (the packaging looks different) and comes in color palette that Marian Parsons (a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed) developed herself.

However, aside from colors and branding, these two products are manufactured by the same people.

Check out all of the gorgeous colors available in Homestead House Milk Paint here.

Fusion Mineral Paint is an off-shoot of Homestead House too.  Fusion paint is an acrylic paint though, not milk paint.  Regardless of whether we’re talking about Fusion Mineral Paint, Homestead House Milk Paint or Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, the one common thread that runs through all of these products is the company’s commitment to high quality non-toxic paint and wax.

If you are someone that paints a lot (like me), you really need to be aware of what you are exposing yourself to on a regular basis.  So be sure that you are using a product that is safe for both you and the environment.  And if you are using a more hazardous product, be sure to use the proper protective gear such as gloves, eye protection and/or air masks.

One of the colors of Homestead House Milk Paint that I’ll be giving away today is Barn Red.

I used it on a pair of faux ski’s that I painted and stenciled back in 2017.

Some of my other favorite Homestead House Milk Paint colors include Maritime Blue, which is the really pretty periwinkle blue that I used on this watering can

And Laurentien, which is the fabulous aqua that I used on these small vintage chairs

I tested several of their shades of yellow

before landing on Ochre for the Jenny Lind bed in my guest room …

They have some great neutrals too, like Bedford which is the light grey on this beautiful dresser.

I consider Midnight Blue to be a neutral too, and it was gorgeous on this dresser.

And of course there is Coal Black which I used on our master bed.

If you are a lover of Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint but want to branch out and explore more colors, you really should check out the Homestead House Milk Paint line.

If you’re familiar with Fusion Mineral Paint, you may have noticed that many of the Fusion colors are the same as the Homestead House Milk Paint colors (like Laurentien, Coal Black, Bedford and Midnight Blue).

This brings me to day 11 of my 12 days of giveaways.  In addition to the Barn Red milk paint, today’s prize also contains a package of Homestead House Milk Paint in a color called Soldier Blue.

Um, hello.  Can you say gorgeous?!  I haven’t tried this color yet, but I kept a package of it for myself and can’t wait to use it.  It looks like just the right blue for Pantone’s 2020 color of the year, doesn’t it?

This prize also includes an array of Fusion waxes including their metallic waxes in Rose Gold, Copper and Pearl, their clear furniture wax and the Homestead House Antiquing Wax.  You’ll also get a package of the Fusion Fresco, which is a powder used to add texture to your paint.  I’m also including another fabulous Staalmeester brush.

Thank you to Homestead House and Fusion for sponsoring this giveaway by providing all of the products I’m giving away today!

The rules:  to be eligible to win today’s prize leave a comment on this blog post.  If you can’t think of anything to say, just let me know whether or not you’ve tried milk paint.  Your comment must be left on the blog, not on Facebook or Instagram.  You are not required to follow my blog, although it would be awesome if you did!

I will randomly draw the name of a winner for today’s prize from all of the comments left on this post by Sunday, December 22, 2019 at the stroke of midnight (U.S. Central time).

The fine print: no purchase necessary, you must be 18 years of age or older to win, void where prohibited by law, the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning, approximate retail value of prize is $100 if the prize is not claimed by Thursday, December 26, another name will be drawn at random to win, blah, blah, blah.

Good luck!

106 thoughts on “homestead house milk paint.

  1. Oh I love both brands of milk paint that Homestead House makes. Laurentian takes top honors, though, you have used that color on so many pieces. As always, your projects are so inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I’m loving that Soldier blue. These photos of past projects says it all. They are inspiring as well as beautiful! Hoping to find time in the coming year to work on projects inside my home.


  2. Great informative post. 🙂 I love all things barn red and I’ve been trying to decide on which blue to use on my dining room hutch. I must say I really like the midnight blue. Now to make up my mind. Fingers crossed!

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  3. Yes! A big thank you to homestead house!! LOVE the red! It’s really difficult to step away from whites for me but think the red could be a game changer. It’s really been fun watching these giveaways even though I’ve not won one. Where and when will the winners be listed? Is it some place other than this blog? Do you ever rest or are you one of those who needs little sleep??

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  4. I have not tried Chalk Paints yet. Would LOVE the opportunity to try. BARN RED is my new favorite color would love to use on my new cupboard/hutch I just brought home to add to my kitchen remodel toward the Farm look.

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  5. I agree it’s important to be aware of the products you use, which is why I like milk paint. Did not realize that the manufacturer was responsible for the other brands too. Thanks for the information.

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  6. Love the colors, and your posts are so informative ! I have looked at milk paint but never tried it. So far my favorite paint is Fusion with Dixie Bell running a close second

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  7. Thank you for the explanation of the paints – really helpful. These colors are so beautiful, and the give-away blue looks like what I am wanting to do with our poster bed. This will be a good winter project!

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  8. I love Milk paint. I’m really not proficient with it but the projects I’ve done have turned out so differently than those I’ve used regular paint with.

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  9. I have two Miss Mustard seed milk paint colors, shutter gray and bergere. I wasn’t aware that Homestead House manufactured them. I’ll be looking at their whole color pallette soon! Painting with milk paint is a little different, but I do like the results. 🙂 Painting puts me in my happy place and it’s the best feeling to complete a project!!

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  10. Wow! Gorgeous examples of this milk paint. I have almost exclusively used Fusion paint. But never tried Homestead House milk paint. Thank you for showing how beautiful it is!

    Have a Merry Christmas Linda and Mr. Q!

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  11. I love MMS milk paint. Use it often. Have also used Homestead House paints and the only difference is the color choice. They are both amazing paints to get that chippy look I love. Hope to try these colors

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  12. First off thank you for reminding folks of the personal/environmental cautions of painting. I have used Homestead since the early 90’s and it has remained consistent in its quality.Love the true colours especially the primary’s.The package looks amazingly full of great goodies.


  13. I have tried MMS’s milk paint. I like it but apparently I don’t do something correctly as it never seems to hold it’s color for me – I get uneven-ness. But I do love me some chippy 🙂

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    1. You do have to mix it well, and also give the pigments a little time to fully dissolve before starting to paint. I usually wait about 20 minutes or so after mixing up my paint before I start to use it. Also, certain colors are trickier than others, especially the greens.


  14. I’ve never used a powder paint product, but really like the fact that it’s a non-toxic choice. Great to learn about the available options and COLORS 😊 available.


  15. I am a firm believer in the Fusion Mineral Paint, it goes on like butter, however, I have never tried the Homestead milk paint as of yet and would love to give it a try. What a thoughtful way of sharing and giving you are doing this holiday season. Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to enter.

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  16. Thanks for this informative blog post…I’ve used Fusion mineral paint and Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint, but had no idea they were connected! Those metallic waxes intrigue me and it would be so much fun to try them!

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  17. Wow! This is one heck of a giveaway. Thank you! My favorite part of this post though is getting to revisit some of your older projects. They’re all beautiful. Have yourself a very merry Christmas!

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  18. You always inspire me with your milk paint projects !!! I definitely want to try using it more often and push myself with this medium ! What an amazing giveaway !!!!!

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