How to Apply Milk Paint to a Previously Painted Finish
Do you have an old piece of furniture with tired, worn old paint that you are itching to give a new fresh face, without compromising the unique primitive finish?
The beauty of milk paint is that you can easily re paint over existing finishes with the proper prep.
Ask these questions before getting started.
1. Do you want chipping or lots of natural resist or distressing?
If so, just clean the piece then start painting!
2. Don't want any chipping or peeling?
Just add bonding agent and then paint and it will adhere to most previously painted surfaces. Be sure to remove any wax on the surface prior to painting if you don't want any chipping or resisting.
Milk paint over old paint gives you a great authentic, worn, two tone finish, with just 3 easy steps, without needing to strip the old paint!
- Slightly sand to smooth the finish
After the paint has dried, you will get some cracking, chipping, and flaking where the paint has resisted the old paint finish.
After you loosen up any chipping paint- you can distress more if you would like.
Finish up with antiquing wax, to give you that worn aged look. Look at all that great texture, that you find with great primitive finishes, easily achieved with Homestead House Milk Paint!