Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Tricks

I have a fun trick for you today! Did you know that MMSMP works wonderful on fabric?
I taped off a grain sack stripe pattern on this recovered vintage rocking chair. The rocker was covered in durable drop cloth, and the frame was painted in Flow Blue.
stripe1
Use a quality painter’s tape, to prevent bleed through. I mixed my paint thick, as to also prevent any bleed through from the paint being too watery. I chose French Enamel for the stripe color with a pinch of trophy to soften it a bit.
stripe2

Paint on. I used a dry brush, leaving the coverage lighter in areas to create a worn look.
stripe3
Pull the tape off while the paint is still tacky/wet.

Let the paint dry completely before using.
Grain Sack Rocker

The paint will feel stiff at first, but will soften with use.

*Tip: If painting a washable surface (like curtains, pillows, table linens) set your paint with a white vinegar wash.

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6 thoughts on “Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Tricks

  1. Sharon

    Looks fantastic. I’m in the middle of a rocker project myself, using drop cloth to cover and have just stenciled some grainsack type numbers on the fabric ready to staple it on to the chair. I was having some doubts about whether the drop cloth would look nice enough. You have lifted my confidence. This looks lovely!
    And I too love that you can use mmsmp on fabric!

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  2. Wendy

    wow, this is amazing Abbe, just love this!
    What is the method to set with a white vinegar wash? Going to give it a go. I LOVE the versatility of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and now cannot wait to try it on fabric! Thanks!

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