I know most DIY folks are really excited about Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, I am too! My first project with the Milk Paint turned out great I followed Marion's tutorials and got to work. This was my project....
I wanted to paint the dresser above in the Milk Paint but I was worried that it might not get the CHIPPY look I was after because the the finish on the dresser was very flat. I asked some friends of mine, what their experiences were with the paint. I was told that the shinier the surface the more CHIPPY effect I would get. I was also told I could use vaseline under the paint in the spots I was trying to achieve CHIPPINESS. I decided to do an experiment to see what Pre-Finished surface gets you that CHIPPY look!
These are the treatments I experimented with:
Semi-Gloss Latex Paint
Stain with Gloss Poly
MMS Clear Furniture Wax
Metallic Spray Paint
I then painted 1 coat of Milk Paint over the top the experiment.
Here are the results:
I will be doing some more experiments soon on the Vaseline...It gets REAL CHIPPY but I need to decide how I will control that a bit.
I decided to go use the Clear Furniture Wax on my dresser first, then I used Kitchen Scale MMS Milk Paint and Linen MMS Milk Paint on top of the wax.....I obviously waxed again to finish off the dresser.
I think I am in love with all this CHIPPY WONDERFULNESS!
THANK YOU Miss Mustard Seed for making such a great Milk Paint!!!
To find out more information on MMS Milk Paint check out her website: www.missmustardseedsmilkpaint.com