I finally tried milk paint.
And fell in love with it.
I remembered the sage words of wisdom of people like Chris Schwarz and others as I applied it.
True, it is a bit more expensive, difficult to work, and more finicky than other finishes. But there is nothing quite like it. The result is truly incredible.
Thanks to all of you who have written about it for years. Now if you will excuse me, while you finish reading, I’m off to make something to paint.
Here is what I did for this project:
- Raised the grain with water and finish sanded to 150 grit
- Mixed up the milk paint powder according to the directions
- Applied the paint with a foam brush
- Worked down the first coat with steel wool
- Applied another coat (I didn’t need the directions this time)
- Worked down the second coat
- Applied two coats of Tried and True Danish oil finish
- Said WOW!