Milk paint is a powdered, all natural paint (no VOC’s) that has been around for thousands of years. It was found in the pyramids in Egypt and on ancient cave paintings. It’s been used in America for years on furniture, walls, barns, etc. It is a versatile paint that gives a beautiful, smooth finish and a beautiful antique look. One of the best features of Milk Paint is that it is odorless, allowing for indoor painting projects without the harsh fumes that you find in other paints. Milk Paint can be used on a variety of surfaces and can be used in conjunction with other Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint products to achieve various looks including the popular “chippy look”. Milk Paint comes in powder form and is mixed with water. It comes both in sample sizes (2 tbsp) and bags (equal to about 1 qt. of paint). Currently there are 18 beautiful colors that can be used as they are or can be combined to create custom colors. Experiment with the colors at The Purple Painted Lady.
Our Milk Paint Bond is a concentrated 100% Acrylic Binder in water. It will give a greater adhesion to many different surfaces. The amount of Milk Paint Bond that you require will change depending on the surface. If you have a matte surface, such as an old latex paint, you would mix 25% Bond to 75% Milk Paint. If you have a surface such as melamine, you would add 1 part Bond to 1 part Milk Paint for a stronger bond. This is simply a guide and will require a test piece to ensure the bonding capability for your project. Always do a test for compatibility and allow 12 hours to dry before re coating.
Hemp Oil Wood Finish is a great sealer that provides a water resistant finish with a soft satin sheen. Followed by our beeswax will provide rich patina and extra lasting protection. Both of these are food safe and all natural. Hemp Oil is very easy to use, you can use a spare rag or brush for a quick application. Several coats are required for a proper sealed and protected finish. This top coat is ideal for interior surfaces not coming into contact with a lot of water. For exterior top coating, we recommend Tung Oil.
Furniture Wax & Antiquing Wax
Furniture Wax & Antiquing Wax is a great sealer commonly used on antiques to revive old wood effects, protect and condition the wood to prevent aging. Our beeswax is completely food safe, ideal for counter tops, salad bowls, cooking utensils, furniture, stone or cast iron. It’s very similar to other waxes on the market (Annie Sloan, Fiddes, Briwax), except it’s a little creamier and very low odor. Apply it to a piece of raw wood, stained wood or painted furniture with a cloth or brush. Buff after about 5-10 minutes. Apply additional coats for a higher sheen and more durability. It’s a very durable finish. If it’s marred, just lightly sand and add another coat of wax. Refinishing the entire piece is not required. Yes, you can use other waxes on Milk Paint and you can use MMS Furniture wax on Chalk Paint, flat latex, stained wood, etc.
These adorable perfectly palm sized wax pucks can be strategically used in places where you would like to see a distressed effect. By placing it in the areas that would typically receive the most wear and tear, it will prevent the milk paint from sticking to the wood underneath. It also allows the base stain to stay in place by resisting some of the distressing. Be sure only to use a small amount as anywhere you add this the subsequent coats of milk paint will not adhere.
Waxwell is a 2″ diameter King-Sized brush (Waxine™ is Queen at 1.5″). Inspired by an old-fashioned shaving brush, with a shorter handle so that the brush fits into tight areas as well as a comfortable and ergonomically designed tapered lacquered handle for long-term comfort. The ferules are hand nailed and rust resistant. The two-inch long natural bristles are firm and resilient specifically for wax. We suggest purchasing separate brushes for both clear and dark waxes.