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Chipping and the Importance of Prep Work

Have you ever wondered why it’s best to prep surfaces prior to using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint?  What exactly is in our Milk Paint that causes it to randomly resist and flake off of surfaces every now and then?  And is prep work really that important?  Can’t you just wing it? Photo via The Golden Sycamore These are good questions, aren’t they?  Let’s begin by exploring exactly what Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is and how it’s different from other types of paint.  MMSMP has five simple ingredients – chalk, clay, limestone, powdered milk protein (otherwise known as casein) and pigments.  The powdered casein is the “milk” part of Milk Paint! Did you catch that?  The ingredients are very simple… read more