How to Use Milk Paint
A Milk Paint finish is unique and can range from a solid color to a stain, it all depends on how much water you add! It can be used on any porous surface without a primer. It will never chip or peel on porous surfaces as it soaks in and binds with the substrate.
Mix 1 part water to 1 part milk paint powder. Mix for 1-3 minutes until water is absorbed into the powder and the mixture is relatively smooth. Water to powder ratio may be adjusted to achieve desired consistency. Test your consistency on a spare piece of wood. Your mixture should provide good one coat coverage. If your mixture is too thin it will be more transparent and stain like. Add more powder to thicken and stir again. Excess can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Stir frequently while using, as the pigments will settle to the bottom of the container. Typically 1-2 coats is required. Allow 30 minutes drying time between coats. Finish with Miss Mustard Seed’s furniture wax, hemp oil or our water based tough coat.
If you’ve never used milk paint before we invite you to visit Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint where you can view several how-to tutorials on our products.