Two different ways to use White Milk Paint
Anyone can paint a dresser in one colour, but using the same product to create two different effects takes skill. Or does it? White wash any wood surface using Milk Paint, with this easy tutorial we will show you two different ways to use White Milk Paint.
How to White Wash Wood with Milk Paint
What do you need to white wash wood with milk paint?
Fusion Sanding Pads in a 180 grit,
How to prepare furniture for white washing
Start by removing the hardware and drawers from the base. This will save you time and taping.
Next, you'll want to give the piece a thorough cleaning with Fusion TSP, to remove any dirt and built-up gunk.
Because the original finish was a natural pine colour, this piece just needed a scuff sanding around the base and top, using a Fusion sanding pad in 180 grit.
Before you start painting, make sure to clean the piece with a damp cloth to remove any dust residue.
How to white wash wood
For the body of the dress, apply three coats of Homestead House Milk Paint in Sturbridge White, allowing 12 hours between coats so as not to pull up the previous coat.
Once it's dry, lightly distress around the highlights for a clean look. Don't forget, if you take too much off, you can always re-apply paint.
Water down the remaining milk paint. Use 1 part milk paint to 4 parts water to get the right consistency.
Using a brush, paint the top of the dresser for the white washed look.
Once it's all dry, apply a white wax to seal and preserve.
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