Wood Finishing Milk Paint Has Been Around Since The Time Of The Pharaohs Yet It Is Only Recently Receiving Attention Due To Its Environmental Friendliness And Host Of Unique Properties
Wood finishing milk paint has been around since the time of the pharaohs yet it is only recently receiving attention due to its environmental friendliness and host of unique properties is article about Magazine bookmarked by darrell with ID 13163932657 was uploaded on 06-02-2019 and has been viewed 412,149 times.
Milk Paint Photos by Marty Schlosser What Is Milk Paint?Milk paint is a highly durable, breathable coating that never peels or chips.Unlike conventional topcoats and oil-based paints, it is absorbed deeply into the fibres of the wood.
This paint's basic ingredients include milk, limestone, clay and natural pigments such as berries, seeds, minerals and coal.Because of this, it is non-toxic, non-polluting and is virtually fume-free.On the downside, because it has a natural milk base, any unused product must be discarded after two days.
Depending on how thickly it is mixed, it can be used as paint, a coloured wash, or as stain.It is used by antique furniture refinishers and those with an interest in producing furniture that has a timeless look about it.
There is a wide range of colours, all of which are colourfast (won't fade) and which can be blended together to create a wider palate of colours.With all of this going for it, it's not surprising that milk paint is making a resurgence.
PreparationsLike most finishes, milk paint requires that surfaces be prepared properly.However, because this paint gets absorbed so fully into the wood, surfaces need to be completely free of waxes, any other...