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Using Hemp Oil over Milk Paint

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Using Hemp Oil over Milk Paint

Today I wanted to show you how to use our Sweet Pickins Hemp Oil as a sealant over milk painted furniture and projects. Hemp Oil is a wonderful, natural oil from the Hemp plant, which can be used to revive old wood, but can also be used on any porous surface, including milk painted furniture. As well as being totally non toxic, it is also  food safe, so is often used by woodworkers who make kitchen items such as bowls and spoons.It gives a wonderful low sheen lustre , without too much darkening of you chosen milk paint colour. In...

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Tinted Beeswax Tutorial

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Tinted Beeswax Tutorial

Hi everyone!  Today I wanted to share with you how easy it is to add age and character to painted piece using our Sweet Pickins Tinted Beeswax Finishes. Like our clear wax these wonderful, soft waxes are made of all natural ingredients, are VOC free and is hand poured using the best ingredients on the market. (They also have a wonderful citrusy fragrance :). They come in either Black or Dark for an aged, antique look, or White for a "limewashed" finish.  Today I am showing you how I worked with the Dark tinted wax on a pair of milk painted Candlesticks,...

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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 on Raw wood

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Milk Paint on Raw wood

Milk Paint is like a richy coloured stain Because it soaks in similar to a stain, Milk Paint is THE best paint to use on a raw wood surface with no existing finish.  Milk Paint has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years, so naturally it was originally created at home to be used on natural surfaces and in particular on wood. And when Charles Thibeau recreated Old Fashioned Milk Paint  - the first commercially produced milk paint - back in 1974, he used the same natural ingredients and earth pigments that had always been used.  Milk Paint...

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