Milk paint + extra bond = cottage cheese

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Forum topic by PaBull posted 02-08-2016 12:06 AM 588 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2016 12:06 AM

I have been wanting to use milk paint for the longest time, and today is the day. I have a bare wood maple step stool that needed a color. To be sure that the paint would stick, I added milk paint EXTRA-BOND.
First I mixed the milk paint, 50% powder and 50% Luke warm water. Mix it for a couple of minutes. Next add the EXTRA-BOND. And bam, it turned into cottage cheese the moment I put it together.
What went wrong?

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#1 posted 02-08-2016 12:09 AM

Is extra-bond acidic? Certain proteins curdle when exposed to acid. Back in school, I did an experiment making plastic from milk and vinegar. Milk paint doesn’t use milk anymore as far as I know but it probably does use something like casein in the ingredients.

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#2 posted 02-08-2016 12:28 AM

Just like making Mayonnaise, eggs, oil, and when the vinegar gets added in the mix, Wa La, Mayo!!!!

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