Color Staining With Milk Paint

Milk Paint has become popular for it’s awesome chippy goodness that gives on previously finished surfaces, but what about on raw wood?
Did you know that milk paint on raw wood is actually the strongest, most durable paint you can use?!
Milk paint when painted on raw wood will bind with the wood fibers, acting more like a stain, then paint. It soaks in, showcasing the wood grain- and giving your finish a durable, beautiful finish.

It can take two different toned wood species, and blend them together.
We started with this solid wood farmhouse inspired table design, using pine for the top, and cedar posts for the legs.
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We chose Raw Silk Milk Paint, to give this table an aged antiqued white finish.
When choosing to stain raw wood with milk paint, you can add more water- a 2 to 1 ratio of water to paint.
The raw wood will soak all the paint right up, and dry in a fraction of the time other toxic stains take.
After a staining the wood, you will notice that milk paint will cause the wood grain to raise- we recommend sanding this down with a fine grit sand paper or orbital sander.
We chose to create some antique wear and tear on this table by blending in some antiquing wax.
A waxing brush, sponge, or cloth will work wonderful for this. We chose to add the dark wax in the knots, and crevices of the wood, building up the age of the finish.
To seal, you can use one of waxes, or our signature Hemp Oil, or Tung oil.
Because this table was raw, and it will be a high traffic surface, we chose Tung oil for extra durability.

Milk paint gives this table an authentic wood finish, giving it a aged creamy white finish, yet not covering the wood grain, the way most premixed paints will. Do you love a painted look, but your partner cherishes wood grain? Staining with Homestead House Milk Paint is the perfect paint to marry both loves!

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