Furniture Paint {Before and After}

We have a wonderful before and after for you today using our gorgeous, no prep, no priming, one step Furniture Paint.

First, a Before:

DSCF7068The top was sanded down, and our beautifully rich Chocolate Milk Paint wood stain was used, and Sturbridge white, as well as Laurentine was used on the body.

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ADU-12 copyHere the white details were slightly hand sanded, an easy look achieved after the paint is dry, or you can pull the paint off while wet as well.

ADU-10 copy (1)Full coverage is an easy feet with one to two coats, and the finish is very durable.

What colors will you choose on your next project?

 

 

 

Soldier Boy- Using bonding agent

Who doesn’t love a good before and after?

Today’s post is featuring our milk paint line using Bedford and Soldier Blue on this vintage tall boy.

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And After:
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Here are some tips on achieving a smooth milk paint finish:
1. Look at the surface in which you are painting.
Is it sealed, shiny, or porous? This will determine if you need to add a bonding agent or not.
Milk paint will naturally chip and resist on previously finished surfaces.
On this particular piece, bonding agent was not added, do to the fact that the piece was fairly worn, and porous.

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2. Are you ok with some chipping or natural distressing? Milk paint gives old finished pieces a naturally worn and aged look where the paint might resist on areas that were sealed.
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After you paint is dry, smoothing out the finish with a fine grit sanding paper or block (we recommend 220 or higher) will give your piece a smooth finish ready for hemp oil or one of our finishing waxes.
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Milk Paint over old Latex

C-28 copyDo you have an old piece of furniture with tired, worn old latex paint that you are itching to give a new fresh face, without compromising the unique primitive finish? Milk paint over old paint gives you a great authentic, worn, two tone finish, with just 3 easy steps, without needing to strip the old paint!

1. Paint

2. Slightly Sand

3. Wax

This little dresser had a coat of old worn creamy latex paint, complete with water stains, chips, and lots of grunge.

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A coat of Homestead Blue, all over gave the piece a new life in a matter of minutes.

After the paint has dried, you will get some cracking, chipping, and flaking where the paint has resisted the old paint finish.
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After you loosen up any chipping paint- you can distress more if you would like.
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Finish up with antiquing wax, to give you that worn aged look. Look at all that great texture, that you find with great primitive finishes, easily achieved with Homestead House Milk Paint!
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New Color, Old Look!