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 ...