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How to Fix Sticky Drawers with Clear Carnauba Wax

Vintage furniture finds are full of charm, but all that tradition and workmanship comes at a cost. Pre-plastic-era furniture uses wood-on-wood glider systems that can easily fall prey to the perils of age. Normal wear and tear can cause those drawer glides to get off-kilter, rendering the drawer nearly useless and quite possibly trapping your [...]

2018-11-20T14:29:41-04:00November 28th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

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|