This is my first project using milk paint and it was super easy to use.
There are TONS of milk paint tutorials in the blogosphere so I won’t be doing a post on how to use milk paint or which one to use. But if you’re interested in learning more about milk paint the following bloggers have excellent posts-
The milk paint I used was The Genuine Old-Fashioned Milk Paint in Slate Blue and I mixed it with Milk Paint Extra Bond to promote adhesion to the surface.
After applying 2 coats I let it dry and then I sanded the edges and any place that normal wear and tear would be on an older piece.
I wanted to make the piece more durable so I decided to use Minwax Paste to protect my paint job.
Minwax doesn’t have a strong odor and I find it very easy to use. Wax on, wax off. When first applied it gives the paint a glossy sheen but once it dries the milk paint goes back to a matte finish. After about 15 minutes I took a soft cloth and buffed the entire piece.
After the wax dried it left a very soft feel to the wood, almost silky.
I roughed up the top of the dresser before applying the wax and once the wax dried it didn’t take away from the distressed look.
Overall I am very happy using Minwax paste over milk paint and will definitely use it again.