Miss Mustard Seed milk paints are organic, biodegradable and zero VOC.
Forget the idea that milk paint should only be used to achieve the “primitive look.” This paint has been given a facelift with new color options and fresh ideas on using it to fit your style. These are just a few of the ways milk paint can be used:
– use it on porous surfaces to create a finish that doesn’t chip or flake with time
– increase the ratio of water to paint to create a coloured stain or wash
– add the bonding agent when painting non-porous surfaces to increase adhesion
Mixing: Mix approximately 1 part water to 1 part milk paint powder with a blender (strictly used for paint), by shaking in a lidded container, by hand with a whisk or stir stick or with a motorized paint mixer. Add tepid water to container first, then add milk paint powder slowly and mix for 3-5 minutes. Paint a test swatch to make sure desired consistency has been achieved. If the paint is translucent or runny, it is too thin. If it the brush drags and the paint appears gritty or chunky, it is too thick. Add more water or powder accordingly and mix again. Once satisfied with the color opacity and consistency, pour out paint into a wide mouth container.
Apply paint evenly in long, smooth strokes with a brush or roller. Stir paint occasionally as pigments may settle at the bottom of the container. Drying time is approximately 30 minutes. Two to three coats may be necessary to achieve your desired coverage and possibly more when applying a light color over a dark surface. Excess can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Lightly sand with a 220 grit sandpaper to smooth surface. Remove dust. A top coat is required to protect the paint and bring out the richness and depth of the color. We recommend MMS Hemp Oil for a 100% natural finish or MMS Furniture Wax for a hand-rubbed appearance. A polyurethane or varnish of your choosing may also be applied.
One quart of milk paint covers approximately 70 sq. feet. Simply mix this powder with water it’s that easy! 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 [surface].
If you haven’t used milk paint before, we strongly suggest watching our video tutorials or checking out our blog for tips. http://missmustardseedmilkpaint.com