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Custom Colors


Many people prefer to have their Shaker boxes painted.   And in keeping with historical accuracy we use only genuine Old Fashioned Milk Paint.   If you wish to have your Shaker product painted, please select your color from the following chart and let me know your selection.   In my opinion the best colors are those that have not been tinted with Snow White.

Before you purchase one one of our Old Fashioned Milk Painted pieces, we would like you to understand the look that we are trying to create. When we milk paint an object we do our best to create an antiqued look. We do this by a number of means. If we know that the object will be milk painted we choose lumber that has nicks, dings or holes. If not, we may drop the wood or bent wood on the floor to help nature along its way. After milk painting, the piece is finished with Watco® Danish Oil to darken and age the paint color. After drying we sand off the milk paint back to the bare wood along the natural wear areas. All of this is followed with our Shaker Wood Finishes process. All of this is done to create the look of a old object that was found in "grandmother's closet", brought home and polished up.

 
COLOR PALETTE & TINTING CHART
COLOR MIXED WITH SNOW WHITE
Barn Red 50% White 75% White 90% White
Salem Red 50% White 75% White 90% White
Salmon 50% White 75% White 90% White
Pumpkin 50% White 75% White 90% White
Marigold Yellow 50% White 75% White 90% White
Mustard 50% White 75% White 90% White
Bayberry Green 50% White 75% White 90% White
Tavern Green 50% White 75% White 90% White
Lexington Green 50% White 75% White 90% White
Sea Green 50% White 75% White 90% White
Federal Blue 50% White 75% White 90% White
Soldier Blue 50% White 75% White 90% White
Slate 50% White 75% White 90% White
Pitch Black 50% White 75% White 90% White
Driftwood 50% White 75% White 90% White
Chocolate Brown 50% White 75% White 90% White
Please Note: This chart is a guide to demonstrate the range of colors that can be acheived by mixing with Snow White. Actual color tint may vary from what you see on your screen.
Buttermilk
Light Cream
Oyster White
Snow White
 

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