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Forum topic by MedicKen posted 09-15-2009 01:09 AM 1491 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MedicKen

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09-15-2009 01:09 AM

I am considering using milk paint on the entertainment center I am building. Has anyone used it and how is it holding up?

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com


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Rev_John

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#1 posted 09-15-2009 04:46 AM

Milk paint, from my experience is not necessary finger friendly finish. You could use it using a remote most of the time, but it is not a “durable” finish compared to other finishing. You could seal it with poly, but I find that changes the finished color.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 09-15-2009 05:06 AM

I am planning on using a clear water based top coat. The manufacturer has one specifically designed to be used with milk paint.

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#3 posted 09-15-2009 05:12 AM

If you use clear coat over the top of milk paint you might as well just use thinned water base latex.

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#4 posted 09-15-2009 06:47 AM

Why would you weant to use it on something like that?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 09-15-2009 07:16 AM

We’ve been using milk paint for years. We’ve also used it not only on furniture but complete kitchen cabinetry distressed. It’s about the only water anything we use other than washing our hands. We spray a medium rub clear lacquer on it as a final and sometimes add a glaze to the finish. It can make beautiful cabinetry and once it dries it sho is tough. A milk paint distressed finish is also the most expensive finish we apply on a set of cabinets.
Jim is also correct in saying you can get a like milk paint look finish by thinning water base latex. We’ve done that in cabinetry also. I deal with mostly women and their kitchens and other home cabinetry and furniture projects so go figure :-)..to many magazines with photos for them to look at now.

bruc

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#6 posted 09-15-2009 01:39 PM

I used Milk Paint on the 2 Windsors Chairs that I have built, with a coat of hand rubbed varnish to seal it. So far so good. In my opinion I think it’s a great finish, if you are looking for an antique or instant aged look.

-- Mark, www.mrhudon.com

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MedicKen

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#7 posted 09-15-2009 05:24 PM

I am, well my mother in law, is looking for the instant antique look. The center is for her and her mother. I thought about thinning latex. How thin do I need to go? Is it a brushed on application or wiped on with a rag?

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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