Real Milk Paint Co. Blog

Welcome to the blog! Here you will find lots of inspiration, information, and helpful tips & tricks to use on your next project!

Milk Paint as a Natural Fertilizer

One of the biggest hurdles for would-be DIYers is the mess factor. Paint tends to get everywhere. No matter how well you drape, tape and otherwise prepare your surroundings, you’re often left with splatters and [...]

October 2nd, 2018|

Color of the Month: Black Iron

Think milk paint always has that on-trend rustic look? Not so fast. While milk paint is a fantastic choice for projects that call for an intentionally distressed finish, there are other ways to use this [...]

September 28th, 2018|

Color of the Month: Parchment

This month’s project piece is living proof that even drab, well-worn furniture can undergo an impressive transformation if you know what tools to use and how to work a little DIY magic. If you’ve got [...]

September 26th, 2018|

Soapstone Sealer & Wood Wax Tutorial

Is it a sealer? It is an enhancement? Yes, Real Milk Paint Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax makes soapstone look fantastic and last a long time. Bonus: It’s good for more than just soapstone, too. [...]

September 24th, 2018|

Soapstone Sealer & Wood Wax FAQ

What do you use to apply Real Milk Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax? Keep it simple. Grab a soft, lint-free cloth (the inside of an old sock works surprisingly well) and get [...]

September 21st, 2018|

Painting Concrete with Milk Paint

Think milk paint is only for furniture refinishing and other crafty projects? Think again! Milk paint is also an excellent way to add color to concrete surfaces. Bring a brand new hue to your basement [...]

September 5th, 2018|

How to Care for Your Butcher Block

Wooden butcher blocks are a wonderful way to add both warmth and functionality to your kitchen, but these stellar surfaces require a little extra attention. Whether you’ve got a full integrated butcher block-style countertop, a [...]

August 29th, 2018|

Color of the Month: Betsy Ross Red

This month, our team is celebrating Independence Day and feeling especially patriotic, something reflected in our newest project. We’ve transformed a lackluster chest into an eye-catching piece of furniture that would look fantastic in [...]

August 24th, 2018|

Why Tung Oil is Best for Sealing Concrete

The popularity of modern and industrial-influenced design schemes has caused concrete fixtures to soar in popularity. Where tile once reigned supreme, concrete has now taken over. From kitchen countertops to backyard living spaces to bathroom [...]

August 22nd, 2018|

Color of the Month: Caribbean Blue

This June, our color of the month is Caribbean Blue. This bright, eye-catching hue is vibrant and adds a pop of color to any piece of furniture or accent wall. Apply it to an upcycled [...]

June 29th, 2018|

Color of the Month: Yellow Rose

This May, our color of the month is Yellow Rose. The hue is pretty, delicate and yet very versatile. Use it in your kitchen, sitting room, nursery, library, dining room or bedroom as an accent, [...]

June 12th, 2018|

Warm Up To 5 Wood Projects For Spring

The temperatures are rising and the flowers are blooming, which could only mean one thing: spring is almost here! With gorgeous sunny days ahead, now is the perfect time to get inspired and try some [...]

March 22nd, 2018|