When Jennifer Hoffman of Stonehouse Vintage Market, one of our retailers in PA, asked what I thought about using milk paint on her deck, I sort of thought she was kidding!
You really want to use milk paint on your entire deck?!
It wasn’t that the thought hadn’t crossed my mind. Is fact, just a few months before she asked me about it, I had painted a swatch of milk paint on my own deck to see how it would stand up to the elements.
When I realized she wasn’t kidding, I shared that I had thought of painting my own deck in milk paint and, if she does do it, I’d love to know how it turns out.
Well, Jennifer and her husband did it! They used Curio on the decking and Farmhouse White on the rails and spindles.
It ended up taking 5 lbs of Farmhouse White and 10 lbs of Curio (it is a big deck!) It was then all finished with two gallons of Hemp Oil.
And here’s how it turned out…
I mean, why did I ever doubt? I’ve said it time and again that milk paint is the absolute best paint for raw wood and this is a great example of that.
It soaks in like stain and it stays put!
So, now I need to find the time to paint my deck…
Thanks for blazing the trail, Jennifer!