In milk paint, the primary binder for color pigments is milk, instead of latex polymers or oils. Some people prefer using milk paint because it gives wooden furniture and other highly textured surfaces a worn look.
Many people who adhere to a sustainable lifestyle choose milk paint because it doesn't contain any VOCs that produce noxious odors and lead to headaches and dizziness. The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. touts that its product is safe for pregnant women, children's furniture and the walls of hospitals and nurseries. For architects, interior designers and engineers, using milk paint can help them obtain LEED certification.