Real Milk Paint is a leading-class, environmentally safe product for use within any painting project. But the value of the milk paint and the quality of the final result is partly derived from how well the project is prepared. This means that before you begin your paintwork, it’s important to learn more about project preparation. In this latest article, we’ll outline 3 tips for prepping your milk paint project that will help create the results you want.
1 – Add a Bonding Agent to Ensure Adhesion
One of the top mistakes many people make is not adding a bonding agent to their substrate before they begin painting. The bonding agent is critical if the surface has been coated with another paint or a sealer before the painting work takes place. When the bonding agent is added to the first coat, it helps ensure you achieve the ideal result. Remember to test the bonding agent on a small area of the project first and to follow the directions for its use strictly according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
2 – Sanding Helps Open the Grain
Before applying milk paint to any general finish, the finish should be sanded down thoroughly. This sanding process is critical as it helps clean the surface of the material and opens the grain up to further improve adhesion of the milk paint. An important tip to remember at this point is the glossier the finish; the more sanding is required.
To achieve the ideal appearance, comprehensive sanding may be required before beginning your painting work. Once you’ve sanded the material, you can then wipe it down with a damp cloth to remove any dust particles that might impact the final paint job.
3 – Consider the Mixing Process
An important element to take into consideration before prepping your milk paint project is the mixing requirements for milk paint. One part water to one part powdered paint should be the optimal ratio for outstanding paint appeal. But it’s important that you keep mixing the paint with the water until you find the right consistency for your particular project. After mixing the water with the paint, leave the mixture to blend for 20 minutes. Then, after you begin painting, keep mixing the paint every 20 minutes to retain the ideal consistency.
Milk paint can bring a stylish appeal to any painting project!
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