Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint - Apron Strings

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Milk paint is an ancient all-natural paint containing milk protein (casein), limestone, clay, chalk and natural pigments. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications and is naturally mold resistant. Milk paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting wood, plastering, drywall and a variety of other surfaces. It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and contains no VOCs. Milk paint comes in a powder.

Milk paint gives you the ability to easily add distressing, chipping, flaking, rubbed or otherwise cottage chic appearance to give your pieces a one-of-a-kind vintage look. OR use the bonding agent for a non-distressed finish. A Milk Paint finish is unique and can range from a solid color to a stain, it all depends on how much water you add.

Mixing: Mix approximately 1 part water to 1 part milk paint powder - let paint rest for a minimum of 20 minutes {the clay in the paint needs time to absorb the water - remember, it's all natural ingredients!}.

Paint out a test swatch to make sure desired consistency has been achieved. If the paint is translucent or runny, it is too thin. If it the brush drags and the paint appears gritty or chunky, it is too thick. Add more water or powder accordingly and mix again. Once satisfied with the color opacity and consistency pour out paint into a wide mouth container, if needed.

Apply paint evenly in long, smooth strokes with an all natural hair bristle brush. Stir paint occasionally as pigments may settle the bottom of the container. Drying time is approximately 30 minutes. Two to three coats may be necessary to achieve your desired coverage and possibly more when applying a light color over a dark surface.

A top coat is required to protect the paint and bring out the richness and depth of the color. We recommend MMS Hemp Oil for a 100% natural finish or MMS Furniture Wax for a hand-rubbed appearance. A polyurethane or varnish of your choosing may also be applied.

Milk paint offers the genuine "chippy" finish on shiny, urethane, or previously waxed surfaces. To avoid the chippy look, add Miss Mustard Seed's Bonding Agent to the pre-mixed Milk Paint, as directed on the Bonding Agent directions.



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