Tutorials

Beginner’s Guide to Painting Furniture

Beginner’s Guide to Painting Furniture Knowing how to paint furniture is a useful skill to have when you want a specific piece of furniture you can't buy ready-made. Whether you want to make over garage sale accent tables with Real Milk Paint ,...
How to Bleach Wood with Oxalic Acid

How to Bleach Wood with Oxalic Acid

Working with older wood has its complexities, one of which is stains that sanding doesn't remove. Many times, these stains are due to the chemical reaction of tannins with trace metals in the wood. These chemical reactions happen for various reasons,...

How to Crackle Paint

How to Crackle Paint This 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 Guide for Using Paste Wax

Complete Guide to Wood or Paste Wax While modern polyurethane, lacquer and varnish products provide a nice seal, nothing beats the look and protection you get when you use old-fashioned paste wax on wood projects. Formulations by The Real Milk Paint...

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 Walls If your walls are raw plaster or gypsum, no special considerations are necessary, Real Milk Paint ® will stick to these porous surfaces . Unlike latex paints , our milk paint is an environmentally friendly, no VOC paint ...

How to Strip a Surface

How to Strip a Surface or Remove a Finish Real Milk Paint works on both finished and unfinished surfaces, but sometimes, you want to start with a clean slate to achieve the look you want. Fortunately, the process of how to remove a finish is relatively...

Using Real Milk Paint

How to Use Real Milk Paint How to Mix Real Milk Paint When using Real Milk Paint, keep in mind it comes in powder form, so you need to prep and mix it yourself. No matter if you need a little or a lot, we recommend mixing our Real Milk Paint at a...
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