Miss Mustard Seed finishing options for Milk Paints and other surfaces include: Furniture Wax, Antiquing Wax, White Wax, Hemp Oil and Tough Coat Varnish.
The fine museum quality waxes are based on an old family recipe. It is made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax. It is ideal for use on wood, marble or as a finish over Milk Paint. It is easy to apply, provides a durable finish with a beautiful luster and has almost no odor.
The hemp oil is all natural and is my favorite for use when the underlying surface was bare wood. This solvent-free oil finish provides a protective, water-resistant surface. Use on new wood that is bare, stained Milk-painted or to revive old wood finishes. It bonds through the milk or chalky paints, into the wood (as long as it can penetrate) and creates a very strong durable finish.
The tough coat is an awesome matte finish poly varnish. It is water based and low VOC. It will seal your piece against bleed through of old varnish or wood oils, so apply before painting those pieces. It is great to use to stop the chip of milk paints but not change it. Tough coat also provides a good finish for heavy use pieces. Allow 30 days to fully cure for heavy use items, such as kitchen cabinets. You can still use in the meantime, but be more careful initially.
Contact me for any questions about the finishing options for your projects!