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28 09, 2018

Color of the Month: Black Iron

2018-09-19T10:06:42-05:00September 28th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

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 [...]

26 09, 2018

Color of the Month: Parchment

2018-09-19T16:38:55-05:00September 26th, 2018|Tips & Techniques, Tutorials & Videos|

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 [...]

24 09, 2018

Soapstone Sealer & Wood Wax Tutorial

2018-09-19T09:43:57-05:00September 24th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

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 [...]

21 09, 2018

Soapstone Sealer & Wood Wax FAQ

2018-09-21T12:24:54-05:00September 21st, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

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 [...]

5 09, 2018

Painting Concrete with Milk Paint

2018-08-17T21:57:42-05:00September 5th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

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. [...]

29 08, 2018

How to Care for Your Butcher Block

2019-04-18T15:15:46-05:00August 29th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

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 [...]

24 08, 2018

Color of the Month: Betsy Ross Red

2018-08-30T11:35:06-05:00August 24th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

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 [...]

22 08, 2018

Why Tung Oil is Best for Sealing Concrete

2018-08-17T21:38:22-05:00August 22nd, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

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 [...]

29 06, 2018

Color of the Month: Caribbean Blue

2018-06-29T16:00:42-05:00June 29th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

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 [...]

26 06, 2018

The Differences Between Hemp Oil and Tung Oil

2018-06-25T13:53:58-05:00June 26th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

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. [...]