Customize Your Paint Job using Ochres and Oxides

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To achieve a textured and vibrant look similar to buildings found throughout Europe, our friend recommends using natural ochres and oxides and recommends their use with milk paint to achieve that perfect patina.
The Environmental Home Center located in Seattle, WA has an assortment of these products that are also available online. One of their key mandates when selecting products to sell is that “they protect health, use energy and other resources sparingly, and are extraordinarily well made.” Can’t argue with that.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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  • Diana Roker

    I’ve been looking for something like this but my hardware store doesn’t have these. Thanks!