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18 11, 2020

Painting Fabric with Real Milk Paint

2020-11-30T11:06:06-06:00November 18th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

Fans of upcycling garage sale or thrift store finds may discover lots of unique pieces on their digs. Things like ugly upholstery hues sometimes make the difference between a must-have and a hard pass. Oftentimes, the amount of fixes necessary to bring those furnishings back to some semblance of their original glory just aren't worth [...]

15 10, 2020

How to Paint a Wood Fence

2020-10-30T14:21:05-05:00October 15th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

Painting a wooden fence helps preserve the wood and makes your home's exterior look more attractive. Whether the fence is new, faded by time or you just want to change the color, the Real Milk Paint Co. offers solutions for how to paint a wooden fence that include milk paints in a wide range of colors to suit most [...]

29 09, 2020

Painting a Log Cabin with Milk Paint

2020-10-15T10:03:46-05:00September 29th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

Log cabins make cozy alternatives to modern homes, providing a touch of nostalgia whether used as a vacation spot or full-time dwelling. To enjoy your log cabin fully, however, you want to keep it looking as near to authentic as possible. One way to do that is to use Real Milk Paint as your primary [...]

22 08, 2020

What Is a Wax Brush and How Do You Use It?

2021-02-28T18:43:22-06:00August 22nd, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

Having the right tools for the task at hand helps you breeze through even the toughest of jobs. Likewise, wax brushes from The Real Milk Paint Co. simplify the process of finishing painted projects with a smooth, even coat of our various waxing products. Perfect for applying everything from our Soapstone Sealer and  Carnauba Wax [...]

15 08, 2020

How to Finish Concrete Countertops

2020-09-29T07:26:36-05:00August 15th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

Concrete countertops confer a variety of advantages to homeowners, including the ability to customize their look to suit personal tastes. You can create a minimalist look by using concrete alone or add other materials, such as ceramic, seashells or glass, to create a unique design with invisible seams perfectly suited to your kitchen. This material [...]

30 07, 2020

Green Woodworking

2020-08-22T17:18:13-05:00July 30th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

Carved Spoon, sealed with Dark Tung Oil, by @crowdogsloyd Greenwoodworking is the practice of harvesting freshly felled wood (green) and transforming, typically with hand tools only, into items like spoons, bowls, chairs, and other objects. Part of the appeal of building your own projects is knowing you put them together with your [...]

27 05, 2020

Paint Colors for Early American Homes

2020-06-30T10:22:43-05:00May 27th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

If you've spent lots of time checking listings to find that perfect early American home, you likely want to restore it to its original grace and beauty. Modern paints work great for contemporary homes but often leave Colonial houses with Federal, Georgian and Greek Revival styling looking off kilter. Fortunately, Real Milk Paint helps you [...]

20 05, 2020

How to Paint Unfinished Wood with Real Milk Paint

2020-06-30T10:21:37-05:00May 20th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

Painting unfinished wood with Real Milk Paint has lots of advantages to both novice and experienced do-it-yourselfers. First off, it's particularly well suited to common woods like pine and fir since their grain patterns aren't especially attractive, providing you with an easy way to improve the quality of handmade projects. Next, milk paints boast all-natural [...]

15 05, 2020

Tung Oil for Finishing Canoe Paddles

2020-07-30T12:19:17-05:00May 15th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

Canoe Paddle, sealed with Hemp Oil, by @southernwoodpaddle Keeping canoe paddles well maintained takes a little elbow grease, and there's lots of debate among rowers as to whether varnish or oil finishes make the best choice for finishing. While varnish gets the job done, using water-resistant oil for paddles, such as Pure [...]