Amy Devers explains why milk paint can be a good choice for furniture.
Tags:How to Use Milk Paint for Furniture,diy network,milk protein,amy devers,design ideas,DIY design,diy to the rescue,furniture,milk paint,refinishing
Grab video code:
Male: I’m going to introduce to Female to milk paint. A thick rich paint invented while the Ancient Egyptians that is ideal for refinishing her vanity.
Female: Okay I think this is pretty good. And the reason we’re using like 150 instead of a 220 is because milk paint actually likes a little bit of two to adhere to. There are—its called milk paint. It’s milk protein that adheres to the surface. It comes in a powder and you pick this color which is going to be really nice and we mix it with equal parts, warm water, stir it up, and get everything dispersed. Let it sit for about 10 minutes then we can start by brushing it on.
Female: Is there a reason why we use the milk paint as oppose to any other type of paint, or just a regular paint.
Female: Well you could use any kind of paint you wanted to. Milk paint is going to be great for this one because it’s completely flat sort of that shaker ask and ticky kind of finish you know, with really muted chalky—
Female: I’ve noticed most of the colors are very earthy which I like.
Female: We start thoroughly and while the milk paint sets up we send the knobs and handles.
Female: So I put it on pre-thick or—
Female: You should put on medium that’s a little thin and that’s a little thick, and that’s perfect.
Female: We may end up doing two coats. So don’t worry about the white bleeding through.
Female: Made from all natural ingredients, milk paint is environmentally friendly. Ideal for people with allergies or those sensitive to chemically based products.
Female: Tell me about the story of this particular trusted you’re working on.
Female: I wish there was a real—like my grandfather built that are something but now I use to go to a lot of estate sales and garage sales, and I came across this at a estate sale. I think it was like 10 box or 15 box, or something. I was looking for something to put the sink in.
Female: Oh! Okay well for $10.00, you can’t beat that.
Female: Since this piece will be used in a wet area and the paint will spot, we seal it with a non-toxic acrylic clear coat. What was one’s a flea market rescue became a revive stylish vanity.
Female: I love the colors and that that vanity just pop.
DIY Network is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. DIY Network's programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts.