25 06, 2021

Finishing Cob Houses with Real Milk Paint Products

2021-07-12T20:00:28-05:00June 25th, 2021|Tips & Techniques|

With the shift toward natural solutions to modern problems, many people are considering alternative housing options to reduce their carbon footprints. This shift in thinking has pioneered the tiny house movement, but it's also brought an ancient building material back into focus: cob. Also called unburned clay masonry, adobe and puddled clay in the structural [...]

12 06, 2021

How to Seal Milk Paint the Right Way

2021-07-12T15:22:43-05:00June 12th, 2021|Tips & Techniques|

When you're considering just how to finish that awesome thrift store find, milk paint is probably near the top of your top coat list thanks to its lovely matte finish and ease of use. Equally well suited to raw wood and painted furniture, milk paint durability is legendary, with the medium being one of the [...]

24 05, 2021

How to Bleach Wood Furniture the Simple Way

2021-06-08T08:48:43-05:00May 24th, 2021|Tips & Techniques|

Painting and staining wood furniture often provides just the results you want, but sometimes DIY projects need a little something extra. In those cases, consider bleaching wood furniture to achieve a unique look. While bleaching wood is a relatively simple process, it requires lots of preparation due to the caustic nature of the medium. Reasons to Bleach Wood Furniture Sometimes metal stains mar the look of a wood finish, and [...]

17 05, 2021

6 Tips for Antiquing Furniture with Wax

2021-06-08T08:47:40-05:00May 17th, 2021|Tips & Techniques|

When you want to give painted furniture a timeless patina of age without a lot of work, using dark wax to antique your piece may just be the way to go. Fast and easy to use, waxes like Good Ol' Brown Wax by the Real Milk Paint Co The Clear Soft Waxes come in a range of colors — from clear to black wax — so you [...]

10 05, 2021

Ways of Using Glazing Techniques for Walls

2021-06-08T08:47:11-05:00May 10th, 2021|Tips & Techniques|

Applying glaze to painted walls helps you create an attractive faux finish. Designed for use over a base coat of paint, glaze finishes add complementary or contrasting color to your project while imbuing extra texture for a unique look and feel. Translucent finishing glazes from the Real Milk Paint Co. come premixed in espresso, mahogany and mocha tints, but you can mix [...]

3 05, 2021

The Best Furniture Paint Colors for 2021

2021-06-08T08:46:16-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Tips & Techniques|

Painting furniture trendy colors helps you keep your home looking up to date while making it simple to switch out hues down the road when styles change. A budget-friendly alternative to buying new furnishings, painted furniture also imparts a warm, homey feel to your space and lets you create a streamlined palette throughout your home, [...]

30 04, 2021

How Much Milk Paint Do I Need?

2021-04-30T07:57:36-05:00April 30th, 2021|Tips & Techniques|

Whether you're starting from scratch or simply want paint cover for an existing finish, Real Milk Paint gets the job done quickly and reliably. Designed to mix with water at a 1:1 ratio, Real Milk Paint comes powdered so you can mix up as much or as little as you need for the task at [...]

23 04, 2021

5 Tips for Painting Melamine Cabinets

2021-04-30T07:32:48-05:00April 23rd, 2021|Tips & Techniques|

Melamine and laminate offer an economical yet hard-wearing option for those who want the look of wood. Kitchen cabinets made from these materials typically have MDF or particle board backing bonded with a melamine, thermofoil or laminate topper, so the edges don't hold up well if they're not reinforced with banding. One of the cheapest [...]

17 04, 2021

Chalk Paint vs Milk Paint

2021-05-17T13:19:41-05:00April 17th, 2021|Tips & Techniques|

When you're deciding on what types of paints may work best on your home decor or furniture projects, it's easy to get confused by all the paint products on the market. Though classic latex paint options and newer mediums like mineral paint have their uses, in most cases, home improvement enthusiasts prefer more forgiving paint [...]

16 04, 2021

Wood Wax vs Oil

2021-05-17T13:32:24-05:00April 16th, 2021|Tips & Techniques|

From varnish and lacquer to polyurethane and shellac, wood finish products abound to give your DIY projects a smooth, protective sealer, but many companies use toxic solvents in both that makes them unsuitable for conscientious woodworkers. Two product types, however, stand out when you want eco-friendly options that stand the test of time — wood [...]