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When, Why and How to add Extra Bond

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When, Why and How to add Extra Bond

I wanted to talk in more detail about how and when to use our Extra Bond, as I get asked about this so often. But to be honest, I realised I couldn't do as good a job as Sausha, the OFMP Co owner and Sweet Pickins blogger, has already done! So, I make no apologies in simply sharing Sausha's original blog on Extra Bond from way back when! Extra Bond - What is it? Extra Bond is a water based polymer emulsion.  When added to milk paint, it gives greater adhesion to non-porous surfaces or previously finished pieces.  It's environmentally...

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Which Finishing Product to Use Over Milk Paint?

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Which Finishing Product to Use Over Milk Paint?

I wanted to talk about the options you have for sealing and protecting a piece you have milk-painted - if you need to seal it that is (see below).  The basic choices are matt varnish, oil or wax, but what you choose will depend on what you have painted, where it will be used and how much sheen you want to add (or not!) The first consideration is the level of protection you need. It isn't essential to seal a milk painted piece, but it is recommended if it is likely to be handled, need regular cleaning or needs to be water...

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Milk Paint Basics

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Milk Paint Basics

This week I thought I would outline some "milk paint basics", including preparation, mixing and applying. Sometimes people are a little put off by the idea of having to mix powder and water and worry that they will get the quantities wrong. But honestly it is so simple and forgiving, and mixing the paint takes no time at all, so I hope to show there is really nothing to fear. And the finish you get from milk paint is truly like no other paint, so it really is worth a tiny bit of mxing! Probably the easiest way to demonstrate...

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Reasons to try Milk Paint

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Reasons to try Milk Paint

Happy Friday!  Today I thought I would share some interesting facts about milk paint you may not know. There are so many reasons to love it... First of all, did you know you can mix your own colours? Old Fashioned Milk Paint colors were developed to match the furniture and buildings shown at several restored villages in New England, and museum displays such as those in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Winterthur, Colonial Williamsburg and Philadelphia Museum of Art.The original Colonial pieces we copied were painted with home-made milk paint, with vivid colors and...

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Our Milk Paint Brands

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Our Milk Paint Brands

Old Fashioned Milk Paint is the original formula milk paint first created nearly 50 years ago following the authentic home recipe. There are 32 colours in all, the original 20 of which are historic Shaker style colours, with 12 more being added in 2019, still in keeping with this classic heritage. These traditional colours are used extensively by woodworkers and reproduction furniture makers looking for an authentic period finish, but also by lovers of colonial or "primitive" colours. Sweet Pickins Milk Paint is our new Boutique line, still authentic milk paint using the same eco friendly ingredients, but with over...

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