Experts and BHG readers answer.
Is it a good idea to use milk paint on kitchen cabinets?
Unless you are a strict preservationist and feel you need to stay with the technology of the time, and there is something to be said for that, I would advise you to use 100% acrylic paint. While the Craftsman movement placed the emphasis on “hand made” and the “craft” of building, it is not inconsistent to protect this work with the best coating available. Right now that would be 100% acrylic paint which is available in an array of colors and textures even some very close to the “milk paint finish.”