Category Archives: Advanced Techniques

advanced techniques | vaseline resist

I shared this technique on my blog several years ago and decided to share it here on the milk paint blog.  This is technique yields such an interesting look and, as a bonus, it uses a common medicine cabinet staple.   I’ve heard about using Vaseline (petroleum jelly) as a paint resist for a while, but I never tried it.  On this empire dresser, I pictured layers of blue and wanted to have clear definition between the two colors.  This seemed like a good piece to test it out on.  I painted the first coat of paint in Flow Blue with the bonding agent added to all of the paint except for what I used on the drawers (I wanted… read more