Did you know that wax acts as a resist to paint? Well, it does and can be used to create beautiful layered looks with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. This 100% natural bees wax “puck” easily fits in the palm of your hand and was custom-made for this purpose. To achieve a layered look, apply one coat of milk paint and allow it to dry. Rub the Wax Puck over the edges, corners and “high points” of the piece. Anywhere the wax is applied will resist the paint, so make sure it is applied randomly and in places where paint would naturally wear over time. Apply a second coat of milk paint and allow it to dry completely. Distress surface with fine grit sand paper or damp cotton cloth to easily remove the paint where wax was applied. revealing first coat underneath. Finish with Furniture Wax, Hemp Oil, White Wax or Antiquing Wax.
MMS Milk Paint Description: Milk Paint is an ancient paint containing just five simple ingredients – milk protein (casein), limestone, clay, chalk and natural & non-toxic synthetic pigments. When absorbed into the surface, Milk Paint will never chip or peel when applied to a raw wood surface. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications and is naturally mold resistant. Milk paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting wood, plaster, drywall and a variety of other surfaces. It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and contains no VOCs.
Milk paint comes in powder form and will need to be mixed with water to make your paint. A one-quart bag of paint will cover approximately 70 sq. ft. and will also require a top coat. Whether that be wax, hemp oil or tough coat, they will all ensure a beautiful and lasting finish on your project.