Once dry, milk paint should be protected either by applying a natural oil such as hemp oil, beeswax or varnish. These solvent-free oil finishes provide a protective, water-resistant surface.
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Hemp Oil - characteristics
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 penetrates to protect from the inside out.
Does not leave a surface film that will chip or scratch.
This food-safe oil finish is perfect for use in the kitchen on wood or stone.
Used outside, it can restore the luster of old oil based paint or revitalize surfaces such as cast iron.
Test on an inconspicuous spot prior to using on an entire piece.
⇒ Covers approximately 9 square meters.
⇒ Clean brush with soap and water.