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 [...]

5 05, 2020

Uses for Hemp Oil

2020-05-27T12:04:38-05:00May 5th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

For versatility in your home improvement projects, consider Hemp Oil. Uses for Hemp Oil abound thanks to its all-natural formulation that boasts a thin consistency for easy application and fuss-free absorption into porous surfaces such as wood. Whether you need something to finish wood crafts, seal furniture, topcoat milk paint, or complete a paint job, [...]

23 04, 2020

Finishing a Windsor Chair with Milk Paint

2020-06-25T14:34:26-05:00April 23rd, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

Democratic Chair made by Eric Cannizzaro in Still Water Cove Grey Windsor chairs capture the imagination of those who appreciate antique furnishings, and even modern replicas can help you add farmhouse flair to your home decor. Brought into popularity by King George II, these staples of everyday life caught his eye when he [...]

16 04, 2020

Highlight Furniture Details with Dark Wax

2020-10-01T20:18:25-05:00April 16th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

Take furniture renovation DIY projects to the next level by using dark wax to highlight furniture details with these great tips. Whether you’re refinishing a vintage piece or want to give a newer one an antiqued, aged look, using dark wax on furniture adds a gorgeous patina that meshes seamlessly with farmhouse, country, and shabby-chic [...]

19 03, 2020

Milk Paint: How to Paint With Spray Gun

2021-07-02T13:38:00-05:00March 19th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

While it makes sense to use a paint brush for milk paint application when you’re working on small jobs, it’s typically time-consuming to use this technique for large surfaces like walls and kitchen cabinets and larger furniture like armoires. This leaves many do-it-yourselfers asking, “Can I spray milk paint to speed up the process?” A [...]

6 02, 2020

Why Use Real Milk Paint for Kitchen Cabinets?

2021-04-28T14:20:22-05:00February 6th, 2020|Tips & Techniques|

When many potential homeowners search for their dream house, that search kicks off with a look at the kitchen. One of the busiest rooms in most homes, kitchens also tend to show their age, with many reflecting trends from the time of their design and construction. This often includes dated kitchen cabinet finishes that put [...]