Falun Red Milk Paint
This traditional Scandinavian color gains its name from the town of Falun in Sweden, which is home to copper mines. Surrounding the copper ore is earth that is naturally rich in iron oxide. This type of earth pigment, also known as hematite, has such high iron oxide levels, that its opacity can hide a surface beneath with one layer of paint. The Southwest of the United States boasts vast reserves of this type of hematite or caput mortuum pigment and they therefore make the perfect base for our own Falun Red Milk Paint, which is also at times called Falu Red.