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Milk Paint as a Natural Fertilizer

One of the biggest hurdles for would-be DIYers is the mess factor. Paint tends to get everywhere. No matter how well you drape, tape and otherwise prepare your surroundings, you’re often left with splatters and drips that leave a toxic residue that mars your home and, if you’re working outside, can easily destroy your lawn. [...]

2019-04-18T15:15:21-04:00October 2nd, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

Color of the Month: Black Iron

Think milk paint always has that on-trend rustic look? Not so fast. While milk paint is a fantastic choice for projects that call for an intentionally distressed finish, there are other ways to use this famously versatile product, including this month’s foray into mid-century modern chic. Updating a Vintage Find We love stumbling across “good [...]

2018-09-19T10:06:42-04:00September 28th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

Color of the Month: Parchment

This month’s project piece is living proof that even drab, well-worn furniture can undergo an impressive transformation if you know what tools to use and how to work a little DIY magic. If you’ve got a hand-me-down table or old nightstand begging for some attention, the combination of high-quality milk paint and good old-fashioned elbow [...]

2018-09-19T16:38:55-04:00September 26th, 2018|Tips & Techniques, Tutorials & Videos|

Soapstone Sealer & Wood Wax Tutorial

Is it a sealer? It is an enhancement? Yes, Real Milk Paint Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax makes soapstone look fantastic and last a long time. Bonus: It’s good for more than just soapstone, too. Use our sealer on stone, wood and concrete countertops, bowls, cutting boards and other household items to create a stunning [...]

2018-09-19T09:43:57-04:00September 24th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

Soapstone Sealer & Wood Wax FAQ

What do you use to apply Real Milk Soapstone Sealer and Wood Wax? Keep it simple. Grab a soft, lint-free cloth (the inside of an old sock works surprisingly well) and get to work. No brushes, rollers or foam applicators, please. How long does it take to dry? Real Milk Soapstone Sealer [...]

2018-09-21T12:24:54-04:00September 21st, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

Painting Concrete with Milk Paint

Think milk paint is only for furniture refinishing and other crafty projects? Think again! Milk paint is also an excellent way to add color to concrete surfaces. Bring a brand new hue to your basement floor, dress up your garage, or turn your back patio into a retreat that’s the envy of all your neighbors. [...]

2018-08-17T21:57:42-04:00September 5th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

How to Care for Your Butcher Block

Wooden butcher blocks are a wonderful way to add both warmth and functionality to your kitchen, but these stellar surfaces require a little extra attention. Whether you’ve got a full integrated butcher block-style countertop, a collection of cutting boards, or an island that’s as utilitarian as it is aesthetically pleasing, here’s what you need to [...]

2019-04-18T15:15:46-04:00August 29th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

Color of the Month: Betsy Ross Red

This month, our team is celebrating Independence Day and feeling especially patriotic, something reflected in our newest project. We’ve transformed a lackluster chest into an eye-catching piece of furniture that would look fantastic in almost any room in your home. How did we do it? It was surprisingly easy, thanks to a can of [...]

2018-08-30T11:35:06-04:00August 24th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

Why Tung Oil is Best for Sealing Concrete

The popularity of modern and industrial-influenced design schemes has caused concrete fixtures to soar in popularity. Where tile once reigned supreme, concrete has now taken over. From kitchen countertops to backyard living spaces to bathroom vanities and more, concrete is the new way to give homes an aesthetic edge while also being kind to your [...]

2018-08-17T21:38:22-04:00August 22nd, 2018|Tips & Techniques|