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Tips for Milk Paint

Posted by Julie Flood on

Tips for Milk Paint

Here are some general tips for Milk Paint.  I promise it is not that hard, once you get your head around it, you will LOVE it. The thickness of the paint really is a preference thing.  If I’m painting raw wood, I’ll mix it thinner, because it will soak into the grain of the wood.  If I’m painting something with an existing finish or paint, I’ll mix it a little thicker, since it will be sitting on top of the surface.  It should always flow nicely off the brush, though. Different colors mix differently.  I have found that the lighter...

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Mixing Milk Paint

Posted by Julie Flood on

Mixing Milk Paint

First of all, we’re not use to mixing paint, right?  It usually comes in a bottle or can and it’s already a liquid.  Just dip in your brush and go.  I must admit that the convenience of that is nice.  The reason milk paint doesn’t come that way, is that it is perishable once it’s mixed, so it’s sold in powdered form. Think of milk paint like peanut butter.  Remember the peanut butter most of us grew up with?  The processed, artificial-ingredient-laden peanut butter that would have a perfectly smooth and level top no matter how much the jar was shaken?...

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