Tutorials

Along with watching our video tutorials, we suggest reviewing our helpful HOW TO GUIDE to get you painting like a pro.

Are you brand new to Milk Paint?  This video tutorial will show you the very basics of how to mix water with the powdered Milk Paint and what to expect from the consistency.

Watch this video if you’re new to mixing milk paint!
HOW TO MIX MILK PAINT

Applying this paint is so easy and forgiving, but the feel of it is very different from other paints on the market. 

Watch this video if you've never applied it before and want to know how it's "supposed" to look.
FIRST COAT OF MILK PAINT

Most Milk Paint colors require a second coat if an opaque look is desired. 
HOW TO APPLY A SECOND COAT

One of the things I love most about Milk Paint is the way it will chip away from certain non-porous finishes.  

 

HOW TO ACHIEVE THE "CHIPPY" LOOK

Hemp Oil is an all-natural top coat that is perfect to use over milk paint, raw wood, cutting boards and wood counters. 

HOW TO APPLY HEMP OIL

HOW TO GET A CHIP-FREE FINISH WITH BONDING AGENT

Want more MMSMP video tutorials?  Check out all of our videos on YouTube HERE.

 

Additional tips on working with Milk Paint…

  • Using a blender to mix creates a nicer consistency to work with.  Darker colors like Tricycle and Typewriter can be especially tricky to mix, since they are so highly pigmented.
  • When painting a surface that is in high contrast with the paint color (like painting dark wood with a light paint color) multiple coats will be required for an opaque finish.
  • Milk paint should be sealed with a top coat like the Furniture Wax or Hemp Oil.
  • Use Milk Paint Bond to allow adhesion to previously painted or varnished surfaces.
  • Slight shade and colour variations may occur between batches. Purchase enough paint to test and finish your entire project. Be sure to save some for future touch ups.
  • If you’ve never worked with Milk Paint before, it’s a good idea to try a sample to make sure you like it.

CHIPPY CHAIR | HOW TO

Wondering how to make a chair chippy? Learn more at FrontPorchMercantile

CREATING A CHIPPY FINISH

Using Beeswax Finish to create a chippy finish.