|Project by Rick||posted 07-12-2011 04:14 AM||2270 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve been wanting to use milk paint to create a look like this for a few years.
Just an mdf buffet/hutch that I got from craigslist. It was white to start off. I primed it first. Using General Finishes “milk” paint I painted it red twice in the areas I thought I might reveal later. I then added a layer of Polyacrylic so that when I sand through the top coat I don’t immediately go through the red also. Then I painted it yellow several times to cover the red. I sanded through the areas where I thought natural wear would occur over many many years.
I also put a new hardboard panel on the back.
I called General Finishes for some tips on using the milk paint. Their resident milk paint expert told me to use a foam brush and said that the paint didn’t need thinning. I gave that up after about 10 minutes. This paint does need a little thinning and I prefer to use a bristle brush most times anyways. I needed it thinned because it was getting tacky in about 15 seconds.