Milk Paint - How to Guide

Milk Paint - How to Guide

Milk Paint - How to Guide



photo: Miss Mustard Seed Interiors

How to mix milk paint (scroll down to view pdf of how-to-guide)

- Mix 1 part water to 1 part milk paint powder.

- Paint may be mixed in a blender, or using a milk frother, or in a container with a whisk or brush.

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- Add water in first and then add the powder incrementally.  You may also do the reverse and simply add water onto the powder.

- Mix for 1-3 minutes until water is absorbed into the powder and the mixture is relatively smooth.

- Water to powder ratio may be adjusted to achieve desired consistency. 

- Test your consistency on a spare piece of wood. Your mixture should provide good one coat coverage.  

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- If your mixture is too thin it will be more transparent and stain like. Add more powder to thicken and stir again.

- Excess can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

- Stir frequently while using as the pigments will settle to the bottom of the container.

- Typically 1-2 coats is requried.

- Allow 30 minutes between coats.

- Finish with Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax or Hemp Oil Wood Finish or Tung Oil.

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→ Clean milk painter frother once you get the right consistency for your milk paint.

Happy Painting!



*Disclaimer: Color swatches shown in photos may vary by monitor and may not match actual color.