Tutorials & Videos

Tutorials

Finishing Countertops & Butcher Blocks

Finishing Countertops & Butcher Blocks The wood grain should not be sanded too fine. 150 grit sandpaper is fine enough. Sanding too fine will polish the surface and close the pores, thus making it hard for oil to penetrate. Do all your sink cut...

How to Apply to Unknown Surfaces

How to Apply to Unknown Surfaces There are three types of barrier coats we recommend: Ultra-Bond mixed with the first coat of milk paint , Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer / Sealer or dewaxed shellac. Each will give different results.Ultra-Bond...

How to Crackle Paint

How to Crackle PaintThis is where you can learn how to Crackle Paint, the techniques of creating those faux crackle painted surfaces. You can create the heavy alligator look crackle paint or the fine antique crackle glass finish of an old antique...

How to Finish a Floor with Tung Oil

How to Finish a Floor with Tung Oil Preparation The biggest key to application of a finish is preparation. The surface should be free of oil, dirt, grease and any other contaminates. Pure Tung Oil can not be applied over another type of finish....

How to Finish Decks and Porches

How to Finish Decks and PorchesWash the dirt and grime off. At this point if the deck is too gray or weathered for your liking you could use a deck wash from the Hardware store or use oxalic acid to bleach the gray. Follow the direction for oxalic...

How to Make Colored Waxes

How to Make Colored Waxes At our antique restoration shop we frequently make our own black, white, red and brown colored waxes. You can actually make any color you want, the process is very simple.First start with a clear paste wax like our "Carnauba...

How to Paint Walls

How to Paint WallsIf your walls are raw plaster or gypsum, no special considerations are necessary, Real Milk Paint ® will stick to these porous surfaces.If you are in the planning stages with new drywall we recommend taping the ...

How to Stain Floors

How to Stain FloorsThe pigments are the sludge that is on the bottom of the can that when mixed into the stain makes it muddy. Pigments are solid particles that do not dissolve. When applied in any thickness they act like paint obscuring the grain...

How to Strip a Surface

How to Strip a SurfaceThen remove the remainder with OO steel wool, rubbing with the grain. Next, cover the surface with liquid remover. Scrub with the grain again with OO steel wool till clean. Repeat the above procedure till clean. Finally,...

How To Videos

Videos Instructions to Stain and Distress Wood Creating that perfectly antiqued look on furniture or battling the elements outdoors can be tricky things to accomplish, especially if it is your first time painting. That is why we here at The Real Milk...

Using Real Milk Paint

How to Use Milk PaintReal Milk Paint ® should run off the brush in a stream with out breaking but not as thin as water. If the paint is applied in a thick consistency it will have a greater tendency to crack.In the shop when we are mixing ...

Resources

Wood Samples

Wood Samples Woods samples were sanded to 150 grit with random orbit sander. Finish was applied with the same process as described in "How to Finish a Floor with Pure Tung Oil" with each coat being thinned one to one with Citrus Solvent. Samples were...

Homemade Milk Paint Recipes

Homemade Milk Paint Recipes How to make Milk PaintMake a More Durable Weather Resistant Paint 5 parts cottage cheese or dry curd cheese (Dry curd cheese is cottage cheese without cream or flavoring added. You can make a similar cheese ...

Mix Classic 1870's Color Combinations

Mix Classic 1870's Color Combinations Color Mixing In mixing different colored paints to produce a more desired tint, it is best to have the principal ingredient thick, and then add to it the other paints thinner.The following table shows the...

Project Ideas

Real Inspirations REAL Inspirations is a new feature on the Real Milk Paint website. It’s our on-going project spotlight showcasing inspiring creative project ideas you can use with Real Milk Paint environmentally friendly products.The Real M...

Customer Tips

Customer Tips There's nothing we like better than hearing how much our customers love using their Real Milk Paint Co. products. And what a treat it is when we can learn a thing or two from our customers! Below are some extraordinary tips we've received...

Bookshelf

Recommended BooksBuy from Amazon.com"The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting" by Max Doener. The title pretty much sums it up.Buy from Amazon.com"The Natural Paint Book" by Lynn Edwards and Julia Lawless. A nicely...

Instructional Videos

Creating that perfectly antiqued look on furniture or battling the elements outdoors can be tricky things to accomplish, especially if it is your first time painting. That is why we here at The Real Milk Paint Co. have created some instruction videos for our customers. These easy to follow, step-by-step videos will guide you through the processes of distressing your furniture as well as how to properly paint outdoors with our nontoxic Real Milk Paint®. Happy painting!

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