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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|

Color of the Month: Caribbean Blue

This June, our color of the month is Caribbean Blue. This bright, eye-catching hue is vibrant and adds a pop of color to any piece of furniture or accent wall. Apply it to an upcycled dresser, as our RMP team did, or use it in a sunny sitting area, living room or hallway. This ocean-inspired [...]

2018-06-29T16:00:42-04:00June 29th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

The Differences Between Hemp Oil and Tung Oil

If you have ever tried painting or staining wood, you know that wood is surprisingly porous. The captivating swirls and lines that make up natural wood grain are dancing across a surface that might as well be sponge. Sure, your slab of ash, maple or oak is strong, but it’s not impervious to the elements. [...]

2018-06-25T13:53:58-04:00June 26th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

Color of the Month: Yellow Rose

This May, our color of the month is Yellow Rose. The hue is pretty, delicate and yet very versatile. Use it in your kitchen, sitting room, nursery, library, dining room or bedroom as an accent, as a central component of your overall design scheme or as a refresher to breathe new life into a tired [...]

2018-06-11T15:21:35-04:00June 12th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

5 Simple DIY Terracotta Pots for Succulents

Indoor plants offer a number of benefits, from reducing carbon dioxide levels to easing stress. And of course, they add beauty and interest to any room in the home. Unfortunately, those cheap plastic planters do little to beautify your indoor spaces. Rather than potting your plants in unnatural plastic, we recommend making these simple yet [...]

2019-04-18T15:16:23-04:00April 13th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|