Milk Paint Monday February 9, 2015

Many people ask, “What’s the difference between milk paint and chalk-based paint?

They really are two very different paints. While neither paint requires priming, stripping or sanding, chalk-based paint is a liquid product that just requires a clean, smooth surface and a good mixing, prior to use.

Chalk-based paint has a built-in primer. It will stick to just about anything! We’ve painted glass, ceramic pots and lamps, metal urns and chandeliers…oh, and of course, wood!

Milk paint, comes as a powder. It’s easy to mix, with equal parts powder and cool water. Milk paint has been around for centuries and loves a porous surface, whether it’s a brick wall, a pine plank floor or an old oak dresser.

Milk paint will adhere to more than just wood, but to really stick to non-porous surfaces, like metal or a lacquered piece of furniture, a bonding agent/primer (part of the product line) is advised.

My favorite thing about milk paint is that you never get brush strokes! While you’ll get great coverage, the consistency is much more watery than chalk-based paint, hence, no brush strokes.

There’s so much more to love, above Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and we’ll cover it all, at a special all-inclusive class, on Thursday, March 19th at 6 p.m.

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This table was painted with a base coat of Trophy, followed by a coat of the new European color, Schloss, along with MMS White and Antiquing waxes.

We’ll be starting with a solid, unfinished wooden side table and you’ll leave with a finished piece of quality furniture, to place next to a favorite chair!

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As with any painted furniture project, layering and waxing techniques are so important. We’ll cover all of that, in class!

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