A glowing testimonial, for MMS Milk Paint! September 23, 2013

Greetings, dear friends!,

Yes, I’ve been Missing-In-Action, but never gone forever!

In case you’ve had a less than wonderful experience, using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, I hope you’ll take a minute to read Cassi’s story! Bless her heart!

Hello Barbara,

I received my order super fast! Thanks. There is a local retailer in my area but she was unresponsive so from now on I will only order from you. You have won my business! Not only with the fast service, but you put a note in my box saying that you mix the paint with cold water. Game changer!

I have a client who found the new Artissimo color on a blog and wanted a dresser and bookcase painted that color. Well, I havent had much luck with MMSMP, its always lumpy and resembles a paste and I end up using WAAYYYY more than I do when I use ASCP, so after several failed attempts I gave up and the paint is sitting getting dusty on my self. Then my client sends me a link with the color blue she wants and to my chagrin, its milk paint. UGH! I was determined that it would not conquer me 🙂 while i waited for my order, I searched and searched and read blog after blog. I tried all the mixing techniques suggested, but each batch was lumpy and thick. DOUBLE UGH!

I painted the dresser with a coat of linen, it was lumpy bumpy and icky. Then I broke open the box with my order from you, and there was your note about using cold water. I hemmed and hawed, telling hubby, not a single blog I read suggested cold water. Well, I decided to give it a try. I put equal parts cold water and powder in a mason jar, and shook the heck out of it. When I opened the jar, the powder was all mixed perfectly and didnt stick to the jar in a lumpy mess. I did a happy dance and began painting. I loved loved loved the way the paint went on smooth and beautiful. The pigment separated a bit, but i loved the way it added depth to the piece. OMG I was so happy! Finally, I can use milk paint and be successful with it. (i have a bunch) The hemp oil made me swoon and i dont know if I can ever go back to just wax…the oil adds such a rich quality that you cant get from the wax. I’m in love! My next batch I put a little less water and it still mixed perfectly. I did stir it periodically to keep the paint mixed, since this coat I wanted a bit thicker. But it still went on like a dream. no lumps!!!

I was wondering, have you used the frothers for mixing the paint?

I used very little paint, (compared to the whole package for my last failed attempt) so the 3 packages of Artissimo will last me a good while! Thanks for everything and I will pop up your way one of these days to see your shop.

A Happy Painter in Santa Rosa!

Thank you for your kind words, Cassi! I haven’t tried the mixer yet myself, but plan to soon! I’ll let you know how it goes. Jennylyn, the President of the milk paint manufacturing company, swears by them!


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  1. Dee on September 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I too had trouble with first attempt and I beleive I used tepid water but did switch to cold or at least cooler water and I used a stick blender to really mix it. Made all the difference in the world for me. And I found that on a long project the milk paint will settle out some and needs just a good stirring with a spoon at that point. I will get a frother from IKEA for smaller amounts. I like having two options, milk and chalk paint. Each have great qualities. I suspect Barbara’s review will help alot of people.

    • Barbara Bussey on September 23, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks for your experience, Dee! It makes all the difference in the world!
      (And may I remind y’all about free shipping, from The Treasured Home?)

  2. Cynthia on September 23, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Dear Barbara,
    Was visiting Fair Oaks girlfriends today and came by your shop. I was hoping against hope you’d be there working but no luck. So we oooo’d and ahhhh’d and left nose prints on your display window….all looked beautiful! To console ourselves we spent the afternoon thrifting…a small consolation. See you next time.

    • Barbara Bussey on September 23, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      I’m so sorry!! Thank you for making the effort. I really appreciate it!!

  3. Linda on September 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I use cold water, shake in a jar and get great results!
    Since you told me that several weeks back I’ve told everyone
    I know 🙂

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