Milk Paint Q&A

 


Q.What is Milk Paint?

A.It’s a powdered, all natural paint (no VOC’s) that has been around for thousands of years.  It was found in the pyramids in Egypt and on ancient cave paintings.  It’s been used in America for years on furniture, walls, barns, etc.  It is a versatile paint that gives a beautiful, smooth finish and a beautiful antique look.


Q.What is the difference between Miss Mustard Seed' s Milk Paint and Chalk Paint?

A.They are two totally different kinds of paint.  Chalk Paint comes premixed in a quart and is great for the adhesive qualities and ability to paint almost any surface without prep work.  Milk Paint comes in a powder form and is mixed with water to turn it into paint.  It has great adhesion with the bonding agent is added directly to the first coat of paint.  Most surfaces do not need to be prepped or require only light sanding.  Without the bonding agent, Milk Paint will resist some (not all) existing finishes (painted or poly finished) in some places and will naturally self-distress, creating the “chippy” look.


Q.What is Milk Paint?

A.It’s a powdered, all natural paint (no VOC’s) that has been around for thousands of years.  It was found in the pyramids in Egypt and on ancient cave paintings.  It’s been used in America for years on furniture, walls, barns, etc.  It is a versatile paint that gives a beautiful, smooth finish and a beautiful antique look.


Q. What is the Hemp Oil?

A. Hemp Oil is a finish that is a nice alternative to the wax.  It is all natural, so it’s great for people who are sensitive to chemicals.  Hemp Oil is best when it’s applied to a porous surface (like raw wood, stained wood or milk painted raw wood.)  It will absorb into the surface, creating a durable finish.  It can be used over milk paint over an old finish as well, though.  Wipe on with a clean cloth, wipe away excess.  Apply additional coats for more shine and durability.  This is also a great product to revive dry, tired wood.


Q.What’s the difference between MMS Antiquing Wax and other “Dark Waxes” on the market?

A.Antiquing Wax was developed to specifically to be used to antique paint finishes.  Dark waxes are meant to be used as a wood stain/wax in one.  Because of that, the dark wax is very saturated with pigments and can look heavy and streaky on a finish if not mixed with clear wax or mineral spirits.  Antiquing Wax only has a small amount of pigment, so it works more like a glaze with the body of a wax.  This product is also low odor and can be applied with a brush or clean clothAntiquing Wax was developed to specifically to be used to antique paint finishes.  Dark waxes are meant to be used as a wood stain/wax in one.  Because of that, the dark wax is very saturated with pigments and can look heavy and streaky on a finish if not mixed with clear wax or mineral spirits.  Antiquing Wax only has a small amount of pigment, so it works more like a glaze with the body of a wax.  This product is also low odor and can be applied with a brush or clean clothAntiquing Wax was developed to specifically to be used to antique paint finishes.  Dark waxes are meant to be used as a wood stain/wax in one.  Because of that, the dark wax is very saturated with pigments and can look heavy and streaky on a finish if not mixed with clear wax or mineral spirits.  Antiquing Wax only has a small amount of pigment, so it works more like a glaze with the body of a wax.  This product is also low odor and can be applied with a brush or clean cloth


Q. Do I have to prime before using Milk Paint?

A. No.  You can simply apply the bonding agent to the first coat of paint.  That will make the first coat act almost like a colored primer.  You do not need to add the bonding agent to the second coat.


 

Q. I have a question! Getting ready to order some milk paint. I cant find anywhere where it says how many ounces is in one package of milk paint. I may just be overlooking it but need your help.

A. One bag of milk paint powder makes one quart of Paint.


Q. Hi! Your paint looks so intriguing but I can't figure out what the milk paint is all about! How does it differ from regular paint? Thank you!!

A. the reason other than it makes your furniture look awesome. Milk paint will last 10 times longer than your ASCP, latex, and those standard stains you buy at the store. When you paint this on it is not going to wear off or rub off as a matter of fact lots of cabinet makers around the country use this because of its long lasting ability.

Now about the its eco- friendliness of Milk Paint. It is all natural, none of the toxicities you get form the other paints.


 Q. How do you mix Milk Paint should I use warn or cold water?

A. Quick Pro Mixing tip! always add the water first to your container, followed by the milk paint powder. It prevents it from getting all compacted at the bottom and chunky! Adding cool or room temperature water helps with a nice even mix. Warm water may increase chunks. Using a milk feather is great too however make sure you keep the feather to the bottom of the container so as not to over froth. 20-30 seconds, let stand for a minute then another 20-30 seconds should be all you need!