How many of you have fallen in love with our Hemp Oil?
We know, we know. It’s pretty much the best thing ever, right? Well, allow us to blow your minds even further by sharing a technique that takes Hemp Oil to the next level. It’s called “wet sanding”.
The name pretty much says it all – it’s sanding on a wet surface. In this case, the “wetness” comes from Hemp Oil. Conversely, “dry sanding” is when you use sandpaper on a dry surface with no lubrication in between. When you use the wet sanding technique, you’re left with a buttery soft surface that is conditioned, hydrated, and simply gorgeous!
Are you curious now? Good! Here’s how to wet sand:
Apply as many coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint as needed to achieve the desired coverage for your project. (Lighter colors such as Ironstone and Farmhouse White may require more coats that darker colors such as Artissimo and Typewriter.)
Apply Hemp Oil with a brush or foam applicator.
You will immediately notice a deepening in the color of your MMSMP. This is totally normal and one of the BEST features of using Hemp Oil. We love how it enriches our darker shades, like Flow Blue.
Using fine grit sandpaper (220-400 grit) or a sanding sponge, gently sand your piece. What you’ll notice is that any lumps of MMSMP that weren’t brushed out wind up smoothing down and the sandpaper works the Hemp Oil into your piece. It’s almost like a Hemp Oil massage!
Wipe your piece down with a clean cloth until there is no more residual Hemp Oil on your surface.
This step should be followed with every piece you transform using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint (or any other type of paint for that matter)! Allow your piece time to cure! Most damage occurs to furniture within the cure window so make sure you read your labels and give your piece the proper time to set up. We understand you’re super excited to begin using your milk painted piece, but you don’t want to damage your lovely handiwork, do you?
Here are a few examples of pieces that were wet sanded by Jenn Baker of Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC. Each one turned out buttery smooth, rich, and lovely!
So now it’s your turn! Try the wet sanding technique using our Hemp Oil and let us know how it goes. We love hearing from you!