My next trial of MMS Milk Paint was this lovely colour – Flow Blue.
I started with this, below, from which I had already removed the doors and hardware:
I left the top wood. I sanded it right back to get rid of all the varnish and stained it with Baltic Pine, then finished with Minwax. Here, I had only given one coat of MMS Milk Paint.
Here is where MMS Milk Paint is different than chalk paint or any other paint. It naturally chips away in a flakey, random manner. You never can tell exactly where it will stick and where it won’t! So if you are a control freak, and this would annoy you, you can use a bonding agent with this paint.
In this instance, the paint seemed to come off everywhere on the doors, which for this piece, where I had sanded and stained the top a slightly darker baltic colour, I didn’t want a lot of the wood showing from underneath. So I did have to re-do the doors and I ended up sanding back some of the varnish to allow the paint to adhere more, as well as adding a small amount of primer type paint.
(NOTE: Miss Mustard Seed does sell a bonding agent, but I didn’t have any on hand. I live in Australia and had received some milk paint via my sister-in-law in the USA, but did not ask her to send bonding agent, so I had to make do.)
If you are in Australia and would like to try MMS Milk Paint, you can order directly from Red Posie, HERE.
And here’s the finished look, with new door handles, and finished in a furniture soft wax.
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