"Milk Paint" is a re-creation of the ancient Milk Paint Formula used for centuries before the sale of commercially made paints. It is an authentic finish for use in the restoration of antiques or in the reproduction of antique furniture. It comes in 20 rich colors that are durable and do not fade. Also, since Milk paint is made from elements that pre-date the use of petrochemicals and other toxic bases and solvents, it is biodegradable, non- toxic, and odor-free when dry. It can even be used on children’ s toys and furniture. It is used by artists and craftsmen to create decorative results that cannot be achieved with other paints. The dead, uneven, grainy look is quite distinctive. .
Milk Paint is used to achieve an authentic “old look” to furniture, floors, cupboards, woodwork, walls, signs, toys, stenciling, interior walls, floors and woodwork in homes and offices. For exterior use, apply Clear Coat® over Milk Paint, as it will prevent water spotting in the rain. It penetrates into all clean, porous (unfinished) surfaces. For non-porous surfaces, mix with Extra-Bond®, to promote adhesion to surfaces other than bare wood.
Milk Paint is simple to use:
1} Mix: Measure about equal amounts of water and powder into separate containers. The one pint package contains about 1- 1/2 cups of powder, and when mixed with 1-1/2 cups of water it will make about 1 pint of paint. (Note: warm water helps.) 2} Apply: Apply with a dry brush, roller or spray gun. Natural bristle brushes are fine, but foam brushes may require less effort and leave fewer brush marks. Milk paint is naturally somewhat streaky in color. This is normal. The most even color is achieved by spraying. Next best for evenness is by roller application. Again, you may find that foam rollers are easier to control. For spraying, paint should be a little thinner than for brushing, and should be strained. Spray with conventional spray equipment at about 30 lbs. pressure. Adjust pressure and nozzle to get a good paint film, not dry and not runny.
Milk Paint has been featured in many books and periodicals, including: This Old House, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, and many more.
To learn more about Milk Paint and other Milk Paint products, please visit Renninger’s Antiques Market, Adamstown Pa- Booths B14 and B24 or contact Len Possoff at 215-275-0870 or email@example.com
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