Introducing my first attempt using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint
in the color Shutter! I will be a stockist for Miss Mustard
Seed and the paint should be arriving in August.
I had never used milk paint and since
I love painting furniture, I was most interested in
carrying a line Marian endorsed.
This paint is made in Canada by Homestead House.
Marian has developed her exclusive line of colors and sent
me a starter kit to familiarize myself with her paint. Its so
new that the labels haven't been made yet for the packages~
Marian wanted us stockists to be able to get painting~and I was excited!
Basically milk paint comes in a powdered form and you
add water and mix it up~I used about half a bag of this paint.
Ratio is about 1.25 to 1.5 parts water to paint~but I screwed up
right away and added over 2 parts water,
so I just added more of the powdered paint.
Its gritty and soupy and kind of strange compared to Chalk Paint™,
and it made me even more curious as I mixed and stirred~
Here is the beaten up french desk~
Colin grabbed the camera and I started laying on the paint~
you can see the grittiness of the paint. It flows
on easily and I was totally enthralled with it!
It covers quickly even though it seems soupy~
I was liking my new milk paint very much!!
You have to keep up after drips a bit,
but other than that it is easy to apply.
It dried quickly and then I applied a second coat.
After the second coat dried I took a sponge sander to it and
areas chipped off~the thing with the milk paint is that its a
big surprise how it will self distress~some pieces very little,
some a lot. Then I applied Miss Mustard Seed's Bees Wax
to finish it. It was very nice, and it went on easily and was ready to
buff out for a sheen in 15 minutes! I loved how the wax went on,
and I am very pleased with this milk paint~!
So my debut piece is this in Shutter Grey~
I'll be getting you more information on the milk paint pricing
and colors and the whole line.
I am proud to be carrying Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in addition
to my beloved Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan™.
They are two very different paints and I am
thrilled to offer them both at Maison Decor.
Psst~look who's got milk now.....!