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Ever since I heard about The Real Milk Paint Co. I have literally been obsessed with it. I love using it because it is simple to use and eco-friendly. No harsh fumes from it if I use it indoors. Plus, my kids like to paint with me when I do my projects and since I use milk paint, I don’t have to worry about it harming their little bodies. You can check out my first milk paint project here! Turned out gorgeous! The Real Milk Paint Co. Summer Projects that I completed are below and they turned out so beautiful!
Milk paint is 100% natural and is an environmentally friendly alternative to commercial paints on the market. Milk paint has whole ingredients like milk protein, lime and earth pigments for color. Milk paint lasts for years to come and is such a better option than other paints.
Since this paint is earth-friendly and non-toxic, you can easily and safely dispose of it through composting or in your own backyard. How is that for safe? Now that you know why I am obsessed with milk paint, let’s show you some projects I completed with my newest paint! They turned out just beautiful!
This time around I was sent the following products from The Real Milk Paint Co.
SOY-GEL™ PROFESSIONAL PAINT REMOVER Gallon
35 – MILK PAINT FRENCH GRAY Gallon
DARK HALF Tung Oil 32 oz.
I had three tables that I wanted to paint and since there is paint left over, I will be doing a small dresser and a medium sized dresser next week! So excited! I have never enjoyed painting until now and it is SO easy to do, it really really is.
I got my tables ready by cleaning them off and making sure there was no dirt or grease/grime on them. I also lightly sanded the tables so that they became more porous and would take the milk paint really well. Once that was done, I laid down some plastic and put my tables on the plastic tarps.
On the coffee table, you see below, I first painted it with the milk paint color, then when it was dried, I added the dark tung oil over it. I had never used this before so really did not know what to expect. I wiped it off about 45 minutes after I put it on (with an old rag) and I love the darker color it turned! So pretty!
Mixing the Milk Paint is really easy. It comes in a can and inside the can is a marble (to help with mixing) and a bag of the colored powder. You mix one part of the powder mixture to one part of water. It is important to keep mixing your milk paint until you get the consistency that you are looking for. Then you put the lid back on the can and shake, shake, shake it hard! Good workout for your shoulders and arms 🙂
Once you mix the milk paint, let it sit for a few and then you can start painting your project. Be sure to mix the milk paint every 20 or so minutes to keep the consistency where you want it. I added a bonding agent to my first coat of milk paint. When combined with Real Milk Paint® it will give greater adhesion to non-porous surfaces and previously painted surfaces, such as ones painted with their non-toxic paint.
Once that was done, the fun began! It took me literally no time at all to finish these three little tables. One was a coffee table and the other two were end tables. The color that I chose is really pretty and looks so good in my home. It adds a punch of color to my otherwise drab living room.
The Real Milk Paint Co. has a slew of tips, advice and more on how to get started painting with milk paint. Definitely check that area out on their site and take a peek at all the projects, colors of milk paint and more! I love their site, so full of great information and is my go-to when I want to know more about milk paint and my projects.
You can purchase milk paint from The Real Milk Paint Co.
One person is going to win the following:
A Pint Of The Real Milk Paint Co. Paint, Winner’s Choice in Color
Low Sheen Finishing Cream
1 3/4 Blue Tip Brush
Contest is open to US & Canada, 18+. Giveaway will end on June 15, 2017, at 11:59 PM MT. The winner will have 48 hours to confirm their win after I email them, or a new winner will be chosen. I am not responsible for lost or stolen mail.
I like French Toast,
Shelly Foster says
I love the Caribbean blue
Jennifer H. says
I like the CARIBBEAN BLUE, SUNFLOWER, PLUM.
Journeys of The Zoo says
Ooo, so many great ones! I’d start with barn red or dijon.
Laurie Nykaza says
I would love the sage green color they are all so pretty
Julie bolduc says
I really like the carabiean blue
I would choose the color Riverstone!
My paint choice of colour would be dragon fly
Janet M says
I like Honeysuckle.
I might choose the Blue Lagoon.
Christina C moore says
I like the white or beachglass
Brenda Haines says
I would choose the beach glass color.
Lesley F says
I like the Aqua Blue
I like aqua
I would choose Plum.
April Pargas says
I would love to win!!
Perfect paint for the children’s room! I choose Honeysuckle.
Jen Dantuma says
I’m not sure, but I’m thinking Soft White – that or Oyster Gray, Parchment, or Black Iron.
Jennifer Tilson says
I’d pick Beachglass.
Catherine Brown says
I love the French Gray.
I’d like cheesecake!
Kayla Klontz says
Melissa Storms says
I would choose Earth green if I won
Vicki Wurgler says
I like the color Earth Green
Wendy R. says
The color Cheesecake is perfect for my table legs and chairs!
Ashley Bree Perez says
I love the pearl!
Kristin McCall says
I love the plum color.
Darlene Carbajal says
I like the Dijon color.
Emily Adams says
I would probably choose oyster grey or beachglass
Megan Cromes says
i like the purple ty 🙂
I love the Stone Blue color
I really love beachglass, thank you so much for the offer!!
Dagmar M says
I love the gray
Carol Denny says
I like Cheesecake
Amanda Alvarado says
I htink I’d get either the Blue Lagoon or the Caribbean Blue.
wendy hutton says
if I won I would choose the Iron Black paint
Leigh Anne says
I would love the French Grey color. They have quite a few colors I would like to use in our home.
Traci Jarrett says
I would love a teal color
I’m looking at Aqua, Beachglass, Caribbean Blue, and French Grey.
Julie Lundstrom says
I like so many colors but the Oyster Gray is a color I would like.
Christina Sparks says
A lot of nice colors, I think I will pick the dragonfly color.
Jennifer Cervantes says
I really like the dragonfly color.
I really love the gypsy pink.
It is a difficult choice-they are all beautiful!
Maryann D. says
I do really like the AQUA color.
I like Beachglass.