Milk Paint Monday February 1, 2015
Greetings, to another week!
I have lots of brilliant ideas. You too?
My latest brilliant idea is to feature a different milk painted project, each week. We’ll share some tips and tell you what works and what doesn’t. At least that’s the plan!
We’re replacing all of the old hollow-core interior doors upstairs, at the Tahoe house. Due to a change of plans, we have an extra new 6-panel door and decided this would be a great practice door.
I chose Miss Mustard Seed’s Linen and experienced some issues mixing the color. See, I did say I was going to share the challenges, as well! The paint almost had some “cottage cheese” issues; paint that wouldn’t totally mix. I checked with Jennylyn, the President of the manufacturer, and she suggested I use a milk paint mixer, next time. I haven’t tried that yet. Linen has been one of our most popular colors at the shop. Have you had this issue?
Back to the process: The door was raw wood. Raw wood loves milk paint! Sucks it up, in fact. Maybe that explains why I ended up puttinng three coats of paint on the door.
Then, to smooth the finish, I painted the entire surface with hemp oil and then wet-sanded the surface with a med/fine sanding sponge. After letting the oil sink in for 20 or 30 minutes, I wiped the door down, with a clean t-shirt.
Following the hemp oil, I applied Miss Mustard Seed’s Antiquing Wax to the paneled inserts.
After letting the dark wax sit there 5 or 10 minutes, I wiped it off, leaving a small amount in the nooks and crannies.
I like the look a lot. Would I do this in my city home? Probably not. But here, in an old Tahoe home, it works.
It looks great with the sage green walls, too, Makes me happy. Helps me over look some other issues.