Let the first coat dry, then add a second coat on the wooden surface. Once the second coat dries, brush or spray on a matte top coat for a muted finished piece or add gloss sealer to achieve a more glass-like effect. You can also seal the wood cutting board you create with food safe mineral oil or finishing oils like Pure Tung Oil and Hemp Oil — both food safe products from the Real Milk Paint Co.
Painting Cutting Board Handles
Painting cutting board handles provides a fast and easy way to color-code pieces for use. For example, you might paint the handle area of wood boards blue to indicate you use it for fish, red for beef, green for vegetables and yellow for fruit. This lets you grab the cutting board you need quickly to save time in the kitchen. To paint the handle area of wood boards, simply mark off the area you wish to paint with painter’s tape, then add color and seal, pulling off the painter’s tape after everything dries to maintain a clean, crisp line of demarcation on your cutting board.
Detailing Cutting Board Engravings
Adding details to engravings on wood boards is a simple way to spruce up customized pieces you’ve bought yourself, been gifted or made with your own wood-burning tool. To do this, mix up a couple of colors of Real Milk Paint, grab a small brush and adorn the DIY painted cutting board with your preferred palette. For instance, you might add flag-themed paints to projects with burned-in state shapes, brighten the flowers on floral-embellished wooden boards with bright springtime hues or fill in dots and designs with darker shades to create a bold contrast.