BUTTERMILK PAINTS were mostly widely used in early America after 1800 when commercial pigments were normally not available beyond high population centers. The rural painter adjusted accordingly by crafting paint from various milk derivatives and a combination of earthen ingredients. The resulting paint colours and quality were adaptable for use on furniture, wood trim, and various decorative objects.
*Screen images are intended as a guide only and should not be regarded as absolutely correct. All colors are approximations of actual colors.*