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First Timer

My brother-in-law told me about milk paint. I bought the brown and black from you and re-did a headboard and cedar chest. I did a base coat in brown and went over it again in black. I rubbed the Low Sheen Burnishing Paste in with a cloth.

I'm sure it's not perfect, but I am so happy with the outcome. I've attached before and after pictures for you to see. This was my first of many Real Milk Paint projects!!
Thanks,
--Elizabeth Solis-McGarry, Enhanced Interiors, LLC
Used Products
Brown milk paint
Black milk paint
Low Sheen Burnishing Paste

milk paint projects

Rustic Island

The island was built using antique lumber and features a two tone paint job. The main color is Real Milk Paint Co. "Green Earth" and the center chest of drawers bumps out and was painted with your "mustard" milk paint. I then clear coat with waterborne finish and glaze with Van Dyke brown glazing. This then receives two more clear coats to finish it off. I cannot say enough great things about your paint and the results I am able to achieve! The island top is antique lumber coated with epoxy and a clear top coat. The drawers are made from antique pine and feature hand-cut dovetail joints to make the piece complete.

The television stand here was built custom for a client using antique lumber. It features hand-cut dovetail drawers and wooden slides. The finish used here is your 100% tung oil which brings all the color out adds warmth. This then gets buffed out and after good and dry I top coated with multiple coats of waterborne varnish. Once again, thank you for selling such wonderful products. The results speak for themselves!

Thanks again Dwayne! I look forward to being featured on your site!
--Bob McGrath, Rustique,llc
www.antiquewoodcreations.com

Used Products
Green Earth milk paint
Mustard Milk Paint
100% Pure Tung Oil

milk paint projects

Farm Table

We wanted to share these great photos from Dale Degenhardt. A modern table that was stripped and give a nice aged look.
Used Products
Green Earth milk paint
White Milk Paint

milk paint projects

Damaged Table Restored

I just thought I'd send a picture of my table and thank you for your help. I used tung oil on the top and black milk paint on the bottom. I'm so happy with the results and that a table I love can be used again. I had purchased it from Ethan Allen but it got ruined when we moved.
Thank you so much for your help.

 Used Products
Black milk paint
100% Pure Tung Oil

milk paint projects

Sheraton Table

I found the Sheraton table base in a pile of 'junk' in a friend's restoration shop. He helped me find old boards for the missing top. After stripping away multiple layers of paint, I applied Real Milk Paint's red paint. Then, I applied Real Milk Paint's Deep Windsor Green. When that was dry, I wiped away the Deep Windsor Green paint revealing some of the Red paint beneath it. Next, I applied Real Milk Paint's Pure Tung Oil in multiple coats until the finish would accept no more. After that dried, I applied multiple coats of Real Milk Paint's Good Ol Brown Wax.
--David H Lilly

Used Products
Red milk paint
Deep Windsor Green Milk Paint
Mustard Milk Paint
Good Ol Brown Wax

milk paint projects

Cobalt Blue

Hello Dwayne - Just wanted to say thank you for the sign boards they will be so helpful at the Country Living Fair. Here's a picture of a buffet I painted in cobalt blue, I love the way it came out and so did my customer.
--Kelly, Furniture From The Barn LLC

Used Products
Cobalt Blue milk paint

milk paint projects

Gently Distressed Double Door Stepback Cupboard

This Stepback was done with a red base coat. Then a coat of black and wiped down to help with the distressing.
--John P., Cleveland Ohio

Used Products
Red milk paint
Black milk paint

milk paint for first time projects

First Time Project

My first project with milk paint. This is french gray, cream, pearl, and butternut squash over red oak and maple.
--Mary
Used Products
French Gray milk paint
Cream milk paint
Pearl milk paint
Butternut Squash milk paint

1930s furniture restored with milk paint

1930's Buffet

I just refinished this 1930's buffet with your Milk Paint. I thought you might enjoy some photos. I used a base of Turquoise, second coat of Turquoise and Black (4:1 Black) and a top coat of equal parts Turquoise and Black with a touch of Brown. Your paint worked great.
--Keith Pugh
Used Products
Turquoise milk paint
Black milk paint
Brown milk paint

photo of linen press finished with red over black milk paint

Linen Press

The linen press in these photos was finished with Real Milk Paint in red over black. The piece is an adaptation of the linen press from the collection at MESDA in Salem, North Carolina.
--Herman Veenendaal
Used Products
Black milk paint
Red milk paint

buffet finished and distressed milk paint and crackle photo

Beautifully Finished Buffet

I had this buffet made for me. I finished it myself with two coats of Raw Umber Milk Paint, one coat of Crackle Paint, two coats of Cream Milk Paint, sanded and distressed the edges, one coat of van dyke brown glaze, six coats of Tung Oil and finished it with Mylands wax. It gave the buffet an old barn wood look. I was surprised by how easy it was to work with Milk paint and the other products. This was my first time finishing a large piece of furniture, and it came out better then I expected. Thank you Real Milk Paint for your help and advice.
--Cristine Hamad
Used Products
Raw Umber milk paint
Cream Milk Paint
Crackle Paint
Good Ol Brown Wax
100% Pure Tung Oil

reproduction colonial furniture using milk paint

Colonial Reproduction Windsor Chair

I build 18th and 19th century Primitive and Colonial Reproductions and have used other brands of milk paint and am so glad I tried yours. It is by far the best I've used. More choices of colors and the customer service is amazing. Here is a picture of a Sack Back Windsor chair I finished using your Black over Terra Cotta. Just turned out great.
--Matt Rushing, www.pinehillprimitives.com
Used Products
Terra Cotta milk paint
Black Milk Paint

reclaimed wood finished with milk paint and tung oil

"Furniture From the Barn"

www.furniturefromthebarn.com
Pedestal table made from reclaimed barn wood (fir) plank top 1 1/2" thick, pedestal is solid maple wood painted with black milk paint. Chest of drawers has 4 drawers and is made from reclaimed barn wood, painted with peacock blue milk paint, then hand rubbed with pigment wax. The hall tree is made from reclaimed barn wood, bench opens for storage, reclaimed bead board backing finished in tung oil. Hall tree is painted with terra cotta milk paint.
--Kelly Lee Kelly
Used Products
Black milk paint
Peacock Milk Paint
Terra Cotta Milk Paint
100% Pure Tung Oil

non-toxic milk paint restored table

The Table that Retained its "Character"

We thought it was about time to show you one of the things we have finished with your wonderful products. This table needed an awful lot of love when we first saw it. So of course, we had to rescue it. We decided to let it inspire us and tell us its story, so to speak. So we left many of its “battle scars” and other little marks of “character” as long as they didn’t interfere with its function or structure. It just seemed to want to be painted with flowers, so that’s what we did. Folk-art style flowers that we have seen around Florida, strewn about the table in the fashion you would see them if one was making a bouquet. The table seats about 6 people or more and expands to showcase a “bouquet” inside, allowing space for 2 more people.

THE FINISH: All of the paint is non toxic milk-paint which can give a beautiful textured finish when allowed (or smooth if you want that) and the topcoat was done with pure nontoxic HEAT RESISTANT tung oil purchased from RealMilkPaint.com This is definitely a one-of-a-kind, earth-friendly piece, and it was a lot of fun to "recreate" it.

We are in the process of completing the finishing touches on a dog-house/play-house that my husband created for our two young daughters and are planning to finish the wood siding on our home and our wooden fence with tung oil. We'll be sure to send you pictures as we complete the projects.
--Emerentiana

Used Products
Red milk paint
Terra Cotta Milk Paint
Yellow Ochre Milk Paint
Green Milk Paint
White Milk Paint
Black Milk Paint
Moss Green Milk Paint
Brown Milk Paint
100% Pure Tung Oil

Antiqued TV Console using real milk paint

Gorgeous Finish

I build custom TV cabinets in Perkasie. I purchased the Windsor green color and used it on a TV Console. Looks like an antique.
--Dale S.
Used Products
Deep Windsor milk paint

armoire Antiqued with dark tung oil

Antiqued Armoire

I wanted to show you how the dark tung oil worked on the armoire that I painted. (I had asked you how to use the dark tung oil to antique it.) I think it turned out really well. I painted the armoire with a mixture of Pearl, Cream, and French Grey Real Milk Paint, then put two coats of Zinser Bullseye Clear Shellac on it (thinned with denatured alcohol per your instructions), then went over it with a coat of clear Mylands Wax tinted with a yellowish brown. Thanks so much for your help. I am really happy with the results.
--Sandra W.
Used Products
Cream milk paint
French Gray Milk Paint
Pearl Milk Paint
Dark Tung Oil
Mylands Wax

Historical Colors of milk paint

Historical Colors

I use Real Milk Paint on painted furniture and on Windsor chairs. The colors, especially the historical colors are very realistic. Color is deep windsor green over red with stain under the first coat of paint and a walnut colored oil over the final coat of paint.
Herman Veenendaal www.veenendaal-period-furniture.blogspot.com
Used Products
Red milk paint
Deep Windsor Green Milk Paint

Reclaimed wood Table with milk paint

Reclaimed Wood

The Real Milk Paint Co. was delighted to receive these photos. Mike uses our Real Milk Paint ® on the incredible country cupboards and harvest tables that he builds from reclaimed wood.
Used Products
Red milk paint
Terra Cotta Milk Paint
Conifer Green Milk Paint
Blue Milk Paint
White Milk Paint
100% Pure Tung Oil

aged look cabinet created with milk paint

Aged Cabinet

Trying to achieve that special look I tried all kinds of finishes. This was my first experiment with Milk Paint and I am very pleased with the outcome. I hope it makes it to the Gallery to show others how wonderful the milk paint shows age on a new project.

--Kevin M Connell and Sons   www.kmcandsons.com

Natural Crackle Table

Natural Crackle Table

My first and only (so far) experience with Real Milk Paint has been outstanding. I built a small end table for my wife and wanted just the right paint to give it that charming, country look and feel. To create the look in the picture, I started with a base coat of Raw Umber Milk Paint, then sanded and applied Natural Crackle to the table. From there, I mixed white Milk Paint with just a dab of Yellow Ochre. To create the worn-in look, I used a combination of fine steel wool and sandpaper on the edges, then I used a metal pick to create "worm holes" in strategic spots. By the way, I did call Dwayne for a few tips before getting started and he was a big help too. This project was so easy, even for a first-timer ... you can do this too! Not only does my wife love the look, but our friends also have asked us where we bought such a nice looking "antique." I can't wait to tackle my next project with Real Milk Paint! --Mike Conrath

Milk painted Cow Milk Stool

Whimsical Stool

Dear Dwayne,
Thanks sincerely for your help and suggestions in choosing your Real Milk products. I chose the Pearl color Real Milk Paint® and found it as easy to use and apply as you suggested. I also chose the Pure Tung Oil to seal the paint and natural wood on the project.
I enclose a photo of the Milking Stool that I made for my daughter to use while milking her real milk cow.

Again, many thanks,
--Barry   maryannandbarry@aol.com

non-toxic Children's furniture finished with milk paint

Childrens Furniture by Chocolate Paint

My business is creating beautiful custom hand-painted heirloom furniture pieces for children to love today . . . to treasure tomorrow. I paint mainly with Real Milk Paint, using acrylics only for floral & design details. My specialty is in table and chair sets and rockers. I truly enjoy working with your paint and love the way it looks and feels when completed. I've had great response here in the Dallas area as it seems to be a new concept and highly desirable. Thank you for your superb product and for your quick delivery when I've ordered.
Suzanne Cornwell Chocolate Paint 3420 Misty Meadow Drive Dallas TX 75287 USA 972.307.7985 suzanne@chocolatepaint.com

charming milk paint Mudroom Bench

Warm Mudroom Bench

A wood bench finished lovingly with Real Milk Paint® adds warmth and function to this family's mudroom while lending an old world charm to the simple space. We used a base coat of "Salmon" allowing it to dry over night followed by a top coat of "Peacock Blue" and gently wearing through the blue with a damp cloth while the paint was still wet.

Red milk paint Bench

Mason Dixon Woodworks

My shop is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Catoctin Mountains, just south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Here there is strong influence of the country shabby chic look as well as the elegant formal. I hand build various country and formal furniture and decor, ranging from shelves and bookcases to entire living room sets and round it out with nice fun stuff like flower boxes and benches. I use various wood from pine and poplar to more elegant, beautiful woods such as Oak, Cherry and Curly Maple. My painted pieces are painted exclusively using Real Milk Paint brand paints. I do custom furniture where you can contact me with a picture or dimensions of a piece of furniture that you want but in a different size or color, or just quality handmade and less expensive. Each of my pieces are handmade, by me, making each piece an original in itself. Contact info:www.masondixonwoodworks.com Phone 240-285-0859 masondixonwoodworks@yahoo.com

charming anitique reproductions using milk paint

Primitiques

We love Real Milk Paint ®! Every handcrafted Primitive small we create is finished with layers & layers of Real Milk Paint ®, creating an authentic Early American Primitive style. Real Milk Paint ® enables us to reproduce the charm of yester-year & to bring the warmth of Early America to modern homes. We use your crackling compound, as well, which gives us the choice of creating a subtle leathering effect or a dramatic open crackle.
Beth Merryfield Primitiques (610) 361-1532 bmerryfield@comcast.net
Used Products
Red milk paint
Yellow Ochre Milk Paint
Mustard Milk Paint
Salmon Milk Paint
French Gray Milk Paint
Good Ol Brown Wax
100% Pure Tung Oil

milk paint to create antique finish

Rich Patina Finish

The Cabinetworks of Butternut Hollow
I use Real Milk Paint ® on all my pieces. Over the last three years I have worked on a technique to oxidize and age the paint. Once the thirteen steps are complete a deep, rich patina is created. The appearance and texture are very similar to 200 year old painted furniture.
Tyson Ruble 123 Meadow Run Clayton NC 27520 USA 919-550-2423 wmruble@butternuthollow.com

milk paint finished antique reproductions

Crackled Candle Boxes

from Wood 'n Country
First we painted 2 coats of gray Real Milk Paint ® made from adding a few drops of black to white. After the paint was dry, we applied a coat of commercial crackle finish. After the crackle was dry, we used a coat of black milk paint that was thickened with powered milk. While the paint was still wet we made the swirl design with a "comb" made from cardboard. The comb was made by cutting a piece of cardboard with points on one side, then trimming the points flat making them about 1/4 inch across and 2" deep. After drying, we applied 3 coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly.

The red box was done with the same method using 2 coats of red Real Milk Paint ® as the base coat and black for the swirl.

These candle boxes may also be used in a number of ways. Some of our customers have used them to hold rolled guest towels, dry ferns, and live plants that were first planted in plastic liners. To see more of our items you may want to check out our Wood 'n Country web site or send an email to wcountry@swbell.net for more examples.

Used Products
French Gray Milk Paint
Black Milk Paint
Natural Crackle




Projects by Beth Heim

http://makemeprettyagain.blogspot.com/
Dwayne, Here are some photos for the gallery. The 3rd piece is the peacock
you sent me to try. I have all these pieces on my blog (make me pretty again)
with info on your products. I got many comments expressing how much they
liked the paint. Hopefully you got some orders!

Please feel free to send any other colors you'd like me to sample!! ;)
Thanks again, Beth

Used Products
Cobalt Blue Milk Paint
Ultra Marine Milk Paint     100% Pure Tung Oil

 

 

real milk paint finished antiques

Pie Safe

from Wood 'n Country
The pie safe was first painted with 2 coats of raw umber Real Milk Paint ® to give an overall good concentration of color. Then we applied a heavy coat of crackle finish. Crackle finish tends to give a larger crackle design when applied thick, a smaller crackle is achieved by using a thin coat. When the crackle was dry we painted the entire surface with a buttermilk color of Real Milk Paint ® which we made by adding a few drops of yellow ochre to white. We then removed selected areas by using a damp scouring sponge. The pie safe is painted smooth burnt umber inside. We applied 5 coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly inside and out. We always hand sand between each coat using fine grit paper. Before and after the last coat we use crinkled brown paper. The finish is very hard allowing items to be moved around on the shelves without damage to the surface. We hand punch the tin and back it with a very thin piece of veneer. We also make these in a variety of colors with several designs of tin punch available. The tin can also have a rusted look by leaving it in vinegar for 24 hours and allowing it to drip-dry.

We have found Mr. Siever very helpful in making suggestions of different techniques and also color mixes. He has been wonderful to work with and willing to answer all our questions when we first started using Real Milk Paint ®. We just can't say enough about the quality of Real Milk Paint ® and the friendly, helpful attitude we have experienced from Mr. Siever. We find that his milk paint keeps for about 2 months in the refrigerator. We have not found that to be true with other brands that we first tried. The paint dries fast, allowing other coats to be added in a short amount of time.

Used Products
French Gray Milk Paint
White Milk Paint
Yellow Ochre Milk Paint
Natural Crackle



Hi,
Here are some photos of work we have done with milk paint and
an image of our store front - it is small.
We do sell other finishing products retail as well.

best,
Leigh

13435 Beach Ave | Marina del Rey, CA 90292 | CA# 891103
(310) 823-0112
www.cliffspencer.net | www.laboxcollective.com
  

 

 





Archer Out Back

Quality material as well as the finish used for all Archer outdoor furniture.

Randal Acher
http://www.archeroutback.com/




 

 

 

 

 


Here are some pictures of some chairs I delivered a few weeks ago. I used the terra cotta paint I bought from you in November I think. I sprayed them again like I did the blue glider but played around a little more. Again, I used an Earlex 5500 HVLP with a 2.0 tip. What I found was that if I up the water to about 2.5:1 or even 3:1.  I can get a much smoother spray. I think that when I mix in the tung oil it makes it too thick for a 1:1 mix. However, if I leave it a little thicker it makes a pretty cool texture. I'm thinking about trying it on a wall.
Regards,
Randy Archer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Table painted by Joel Levine
 
 

Pine Bench

I used Pearl Milk Paint over my company's country pine bench.
Thank you very much for this amazing non toxic paint.

Lane Teo

 

 

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dining Table and Chairs.

I used Cream and White milk paint to create this color on our dining table.
Sky Blue, Cream and White was used to create this robin's egg color for the chairs.
 
Karen
 
 
 
 

 
Cobalt Blue.

I absolutely LOVE your Cobalt Blue! Honestly, if I could I'd marry it (my hubs would not like it, but I'd So do it).
 
Ali
Chic County Chick
 
 
 
 


Dark Tung Oil.

Dark tung oil. Beautiful!!!! Thanks for such a great product!
 
Melanie







Ultra Bond with Pearl & Peacock.

Here is a World Market desk with hutch.  I used 2 coats of Pearl and 2 coats of Peacock.  
I wanted to try the Ultra Bond so it was added to the Pearl. 
Worked like a charm on this particular piece.
 
Tracy Randolph




Ultra Bond with Pearl & Peacock.

I used 2 coats of Cream with the UltraBond to convert my Bob Timberlake bedroom dresser 
to a media cabinet. I topped it off with a combination of clear wax mixed with a dab of dark wax.
 
Tracy Randolph






Bright Red.

Still love your milk paint!  I did this with bright red, coffee glaze, and your dead flat burnishing paste (love it). 
Thanks again for such great products
 
Melanie
 
 

Restored cabinets by Kurt Kindig

Restored

Here are some pics of 2 separate pieces which we "restored" to put in our new home. We used Union Blue over Cream Real Milk Paint. The cupboard looks like it has always been together and looks great in our new home (still working on our trim) Keep up the good work with your products. I have found them easy to use and a great looking finish. This is our second project and we just placed an order today for the next one.

Kurt Kindig , Corona Gap Colorado.

Game Table

Game Table


Dwayne,

Here are links to photos of the table I made for my daughter. The South American Mahogany is finished with three coats of Pure Tung Oil. After allowing three weeks for polymerization, the surface was smoothed with 1000 grit sandpaper and covered with several layers of Good Ol' Brown Wax. The table was delivered along with a can of wax, some Tung Oil and maintenance instructions.

Because of the way that the table was constructed, I was able to finish each of the Mahogany components before assembly.

I have also started to use Pure Tung Oil instead of Boiled Linseed Oil in my homemade wiping varnish. The lingering smell of the Linseed Oil isn't missed one bit.

Charles

 


Boring Ole Side Table

Boring Ole' Side Table


Hi there -

I wanted to send you some pictures of my recent project using your products. I found your how-to videos on YouTube very helpful! I transformed my boring old bedside table using your Earth Green milk paint over a brown aniline stain, finished with your burnishing paste and wax. I'm so very pleased with the results and I'm excited for my next project!

Thank you!
Beth Hall

Luke Barnett's chair

Great Lookin' Chair


I use real milk paint to create an authentic look on my chairs. This particular chair was first painted with a coat of butternut squash. After letting it sit overnight I then put a thin coat of shellac that was  tinted with a small amount of maple dye. While the shellac was tacky, I applied a coat of goldenrod milk paint. After the paint dried I applied a few more coats of shellac. I am very happy with the results, and it made this chair a one of a kind.

Luke Barnett
220 E Butler | Adrianm MI 49221 | USA
www.facebook.com/barnettchairs




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