The iconic Red Barns - red barns or farmhouses - define the landscape of America. While in the 18th century, the large wooden barns were still colorless, the first farmers from Pennsylvania reached for self-made red paint - Barn Red. It was made from a mixture of milk, lime, and iron ore. The color retained heat for longer periods while also better preserving the wood.
Our Milk Paints from American Heritage are similar organic paints that the Shakers used to make themselves. Casein and pigments are the components.
The red barns have captured my interest, as I must always stop and take photos whenever I come across a Red Barn. They are often found in the Midwest and New England, although a White Barn occasionally stands among them, delighting my photographer's heart.