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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