Milk Paint Pickling Technique For Oak Rustic Farmhouse Style Wood Finish
Milk paint pickling technique for oak rustic farmhouse style wood finish is post about Shop Blog bookmarked by tracy with ID 11512350974 was uploaded on 29-01-2019 and has been viewed 302,835 times.
This bathroom cabinet* is an example of the milk paint pickling technique.I made the cabinet specifically to demonstrate the technique; hence the varied effect in different areas, to illustrate some of the finish's possibilities.
Several years ago I made a bookcase in red oak as a birthday gift for my husband.I wanted to make it looked like old wood that had been painted, then stripped…poorly.(Yes, some readers will conclude that I have a warped aesthetic.
) I decided to use milk paint because the relatively brittle finish seemed like a good candidate for easy sanding.So I mixed up the paint as usual and started brushing it on a shelf.To my horror, the oak turned dark gray.
Then a light bulb went off in my head as I remembered Miss Prosser, our high school chemistry teacher, saying that lime is alkaline.The tannic acid in the oak was reacting with the lime.I had discovered a new finishing technique for my repertoire, by accident.
This method has one huge advantage over some of the other pickling products out there: It's non-toxic.And if you seal it with beeswax or mineral oil, the whole process qualifies as 'green' (which is appropriate whenever...